Through the Looking Glass

June 15th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink


Current QUB Part 1 graduates; Laura Haslett and Shannon Berry, have put together a series of art installations connected with the Volunteering Excellency Awards. The installations are placed in a number of locations around the university. Recognising that there is overwhelming amount of students doing positive things in the local community, Through the Looking Glass documents, highlights, and celebrates just a few of these students.

The project will be in place for one day only, coinciding with the Volunteering Excellency Awards on the 15 June 2015.

The Architectural Association of Ireland 2015 Awards

May 25th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

A team from Year 2 Architecture was officially announced this year’s AAI Competition winners.  The Brief and Judging were carried by Thomas O’Brien, who agreed three joint winners across all Schools of Architecture in Ireland. QUB’s winning entry was titled “How do we keep a sense of family.. Does Space matter”, produced by My Forell, Jennifer Whittaker, & Ciara Mitchel. The team received a certificate during the public exhibition of the Awards held in Dublin. Congratulations to all!

Recomposing the City Symposium

May 11th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink


All are welcome to the Recomposing the City, Post Graduate Research Symposium. The research symposium brings together artists, architects, and researchers, focused on exploring the relationship of sound to urban spaces.

18 May 2015
The Graduate School
Queen’s University Belfast


Post-Graduate Supervisory Excellence Awards

May 11th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Dr Sarah Lappin (Architecture) and Dr Gascia Ouzounian (Creative Arts) have been named as winners of the inaugural Post-Graduate Supervisory Excellence Awards.  The award, being given for the first time in 2015 by the new Queen’s Graduate School, is generated by nominations from students being supervised in research.  

See for more information on Lappin and Ouzounian’s research project and for more information on the Graduate School.

Dartmoor Arts Project

May 6th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink


Dartmoor Arts aims to provide ground-breaking and innovative courses as part of our summer school, taught by practitioners who shape and inform contemporary practice. Spatial Structures is a unique and pioneering course that offers students the chance to work directly in the landscape and build at 1:1, something that is not usually offered as part of architectural training.

Students on this course will work together as a group throughout the week, making group decisions, from concept, to design and construction.

The entire week will be spent working outdoors on site just outside Drewsteignton in a rural location. A lot of physical labour is involved as this is very much a hands on course working with materials directly. On the final day a group critique will be held to discuss and review the project and students will get constructive feedback from Jerry and Henry. Architecture students who participated in 2012 described it as one of the most valuable experiences, one that would help them enormously in their chosen careers.

26 July – 1 August 2015
Cost £495 (*247.50) *Rate with maximum 50% bursary.
Plus materials supplement £60

If you are interested in attending, book online via

March Reviews Underway

May 6th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink


Valerie Mulvin, Irenee Scalbert & Maud Cotter kick off the final MArch reviews at Architecture at Queen’s Belfast.

We are back

May 6th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Alan Jones

We are back – looking forward to two days of discussion – the final MArch design reviews of 2014-15 – south Dining Hall, next to the Whitla Hall. Wednesday & Thursday – everyone is welcome…

Image: Alan Jones

Public Lecture – Virtual Uprisings

April 30th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Virtual Uprising
Speaker : Professor Nezar AlSayyad, the University of California at Berkeley
Venue : Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast
Time : Wednesday 6th May 2015, 2:30 – 4:00pm
Follow: @S_Of_Liberation
Attendance is free and open to the public.
For enquiries, please do contact us:

Why Study Architecture – The Role of the Architect

April 30th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Why Study Architceture

A 30 minute film commissioned by Angela Brady; Past President of the RIBA, to inform school children thinking about a career in Architecture and what they can expect from a career in Architecture. Well worth the watch for prospective, and current students wanting to know what opportunities a degree in architecture provides.


Mark Hackett receives honourable mention in Helsinki Guggenheim international competition

April 27th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Mark Hackett_Guggenheim

A worldwide open architecture competition for the proposed Helsinki Guggenheim attracted a record number of entries (1,715) and the organizers have now revealed the six finalists and fifteen other schemes which narrowly missed out on the shortlist. Amongst those to receive an honorable mention is Belfast based architect, and former QUB student Mark Hackett. Mark was assisted by a number of QUB graduates and current students: Alice Nickell, Jason Stead, Nadine Graham, Niall Quinn, Sasha Greig. Congratulations to all involved.

See;, for full information on the competition.

Image credit; Mark Hackett.