Connecting people, ideas, and support from the crowd to make Leicester an even better place!
The Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects (LRSA) are delighted to announce their first Love Architecture Festival taking place between 2 October and 1 November at the LCB Depot as part of the venue’s Design Season. The festival aims to celebrate Leicester and its surrounds as a hub of architectural design and practice excellence. Events are scheduled throughout the month with something for everyone. The professional programme includes a series of talks and events featuring notable practitioners from the region and beyond, including an opportunity to hear from Award-winning Ash Sakula Architects, Evans Vettori and Takero Shimazaki Architects. There’s also a walking tour, ale trail and an opportunity to Meet the Architect and get a free half-hour design consultation with an RIBA chartered architect. For the young (and young at heart) there are Lego events on Saturday 13th and 20th October in which participants are encouraged to build their own Leicester.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Leicester has a great architectural heritage, but a lot of people don't know about it. Our architect-led walking tours will show a side of the city that you've never seen before. The Leicester Retrospective exhibition, will showcase the city's best buildings, alongside work from local architects in Leicestershire and Rutland to give a glimpse of what LRSA member practices are doing right now. The exhibition will also feature some of the top student work from two of the regional schools of Architecture: De Montfort and Loughborough Universities.
Steps to get it done:
The Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects (LRSA) was founded in 1872 and is a branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The LRSA aims to promote architecture and to raise the profile of architects through its activities, working in partnership with its members and the RIBA East Midlands regional office.
About the space
Leicester City Council