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Free Architect consultations – Shrewsbury May 18th


If you are thinking about a building project, want some help with planning, design or construction we are running another afternoon of free architecture clinics in Shrewsbury on 18th of May.

It’s a great opportunity for home and business owners to discuss any issues they might have relating to design construction and property.

Bookings for 20-30 minute sessions can be made directly with Rachel Donaghey on 01952 224047 or email rachel.donaghey@lblaw.co.uk

I have posted recent questions from the live sessions on this blog and for Hub Magazine and created an event for Ask The Architect on Tour on Facebook

Live design surgeries – March


I will be holding free Ask The Architect clinics at the Shrewsbury offices of Lanyon Bowdler in the afternoon of Friday 9th March.  Anyone can make a booking to discuss anything from small domestic projects to large commercial works.

More details and how to book here: Ask the Architect Clinic Offers Free Advice

These clinics are in addition to the usual twitter & email service held every Friday afternoon.

Ask The Architect – Shrewsbury


Following the success of Ask The Architect in Shrewsbury last month, we are running another afternoon of free consultations on Friday the 2nd of December.

Once again the kind people at Lanyon Bowdler will be providing the venue for the day and bookings can be made directly with them or me. Please see the other posts on this website & you can always follow us on twitter.

Ask The Architect On Tour


Coming soon to an office near you & featuring life’s classic questions such as
“How much will it cost?”
“Will I get planning permission?”
And
“Does my Bosch look big in this kitchen?”

Ask The Architect On Tour – Live and unplugged, in full 3D and stereo

The kind people at Lanyon Bowdler have agreed to host a series of Ask The Architect sessions starting this Friday afternoon in their Shrewsbury office.

I will be holding a sreries of half hour sessions where anyone can ask me about architecture and design.  For example, you might be thinking about a building project or need help with design or construction.

So if you want to make a booking all you have to do is contact Sarah Jones at Lanyon Bowdler and I will see you on Friday.  If you want to know more about Ask The Architect please tweet me on @ShropsArchitect or get in touch using the mbf DESIGN page on this blog.

We will be tweeting on the day so you can ask questions on line and if you want you can follow our blogs about the live sessions.

British Gas part 2


I’ve been quite busy since my last post but I am happy to say that British Gas want to use my idea and thanks to the hard work and efforts of John Kirby and the RIBA  things are moving on. 

I hope to be able to report more in the coming weeks and would like to thank everyone who has supported me and helped me so far.

British Gas – The idea


In July I had an idea for British Gas.  I have now decided to describe the idea on my blog, in the hope that something positive comes from it.

As I have said before the aim of this is to promote architecture and design in the UK.  If those who take part benefit from the exercise too then that’s all well and good.

This all started when I was watching television and the British Gas ‘our world’ advert came on the screen.  If you want to see some pictures of the advert look at Helen Butterworth’s blog.  As I was watching the animation I found myself thinking that there wasn’t much of a representation of modern architecture in it and in a little while I had the following idea.

A national competition supported by British Gas and the RIBA to design your ideal home based on the theme of the advert.  The winners could be featured in an advert or two and the other entires could be showed on a website.  There could be a number of categories based on age to widen its appeal and keep it fair for entrants.

I have contacted both British Gas and the RIBA and sent them a few details of my idea and with a bit of luck it might come to something.

I would love to hear what you think…

Ask The Architect – New team member


I would like to welcome Structural Engineer David Sharpe to the Ask The Architect team.  David will be helping out and with structural questions and chats as part of the Twitter service and we look forward to his input.