Some of you may already know that I'm an arthritic architect
, accessibility and transport consultant
Not always a great pairing but I generally get by
I'm also passionate about making the public aware about architecture and how it affects our lives so can I urge you to go and look at the Love Architecture Festival (Google it) website which shows some of the events on in each area of the country celebrating architecture - with events for all ages from kids to those young at heart (and old at heart too!). It runs from the 15th to 24th of June nationwide.
Its organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects of which I am a member and has a variety of events; tours of buildings you don't usually get to see, pop up parks, lectures, exhibitions and London even has a architecture Roller Disco!
During this week there is also a scheme called Architect in the House running, in aid of the charity Shelter. For a suggested donation of £40 to Shelter you can get an hour's design consultation with a chartered architect - whether you want to use your time to explore ideas for re-organising your house, adding an extra loo downstairs, an extension, even a new house or you just want to get ideas on how to make your house more accessible or environmentally sound and energy efficient.
I am volunteering my time for this scheme this time as are many of my colleagues, we think it's a worthwhile event and last year it raised over £113,000 for Shelter. For more details either message me or google Architect in the House
hope you find something interesting in your area