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Life By Design


How did some of the most inspiring people in architecture and design get to where they are today?

In celebration of Royal Gold Medal Week 2017, new and existing RIBA International and Honorary Fellows will tell a series of personal stories with architecture in these Life by Design talks across the UK, sponsored by Ibstock. In partnership with the Royal Society of Ulster ArchitectsUlster University and Queen’s University Belfast, this Life by Design event in Belfast will see the unique line-up of speakers introduce their work and careers, followed by an “in conversation” discussion between the group and an audience Q&A.


Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai)

Marie Jose Van Hee (MJose Van Hee Architecten)

Nathalie Weadick (Irish Architecture Foundation)

The speakers will discuss their work, their inspiration, and the paths their careers have taken. Join them to find out how architecture has shaped their lives, what motivates them and what advice they would give to the next generation of design professionals.

Tea and coffee will be available from 9.30am, with the talk beginning promptly at 10.00am.