Leicester Urban Observatory


This October Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects are hosting Leicester’s annual LOVE ARCHITECTURE Festival, integral part of this year’s Design Season. It will comprise of over 20 online and offline events, including talks, panel discussions and exhibitions, celebrating the local architecture and its community.

Events are open to all, led by local architects, students, designers and other people passionate about local architecture. The offline events will be based in the LCB Depot in Leicester.

For more information about the festival and the events please visit the Love Architecture website at – https://love-architecture.co.uk/

A photography competition is an important part of this year’s festival. The theme is architectural detail in Leicestershire and Rutland. The deadline for submission is 9th October 2020. It is free to enter!

Some of the main events of this year’s LOVE ARCHITECTURE Festival are listed below:

10th October, 2pm – Meet the Architect

A rare opportunity for people across Leicestershire and Rutland to meet our RIBA architects with a free one-to-one half-hour design consultation. Bring any home or design query; whether you are looking for advice to create more space in your home, or are looking for ways to bring in more natural light, our architects will do their best to help you. You do not need to be planning a “Grand Designs” style house to come along and talk to a professional, but we would recommend bringing plans (if you have them) and photographs of your existing space.

Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-architecture-meet-the-architect-tickets-123227447613

14th October, 6pm – Evening Lecture – Dian Small – Diversity

Diversity in the profession. Dian Small, Regional Director RIBA London discusses diversity in our industry, her experiences and the work she is doing to encourage change within the RIBA and the profession.

Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-architecture-evening-lecture-tickets-123229882897

15th October, 6pm – LOVE ARCHITECTURE Award evening

Presentation of Presidents Award for 2020 graduate at DMU and Loughborough Yr 1 Best Homes / President’s Prize and photography competition.

Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-architecture-award-evening-tickets-123316058651

17th October, 2pm – Model making for children

A virtual session for children making paper models of buildings.

Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-architecture-kids-event-tickets-123644860105

21st October, 5pm – Evening Lecture – Ben Channon

Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-architecture-evening-lecture-2-tickets-123233387379

24th October, 8pm – Pub Quiz

It is not all about Architecture or the built environment! Our Regional Director – Mike Baulcombe will be the quizmaster.

Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-architecture-pub-quiz-tickets-123236296079