Yorkshire exhibition on city architecture open to all

Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 14:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 15:15 pm

A chance to view an exhibition focused on city architecture in the heart of Yorkshire is open to the public this month.

Leeds Society of Architects (LSA) and RIBA Yorkshire are hosting a current exhibition curated by LSA practices entitled ‘Architecture Leeds’

The exhibition is open in Unit 26, Victoria Leeds Arcade, until May 13, from 10am to 4pm.

It is a one-off exhibition curated by the Leeds Society of Architects, and aims to celebrate the work of over 30 architecture practices, to celebrate the wealth of design talent in the city.

RIBA President, Ben Derbyshire, said: "This is an extremely exciting opportunity for RIBA Yorkshire, Leeds is a wonderful, vibrant city and I am thrilled that architecture will take centre stage in Victoria Gate, which is a premier retail destination.

"I am a great believer in collaborative local activism to improve the quality of the built environment. The exhibition curated by the Leeds Society of Architects will, I hope, help to promote architecture to a new audience and demonstrate the positive impact that architecture can have on people’s lives."

Co-Chair of the Leeds Society of Architects, director at Arkle Boyce Architects, James Arkle, said: ‘The LSA are delighted to curate an exhibition to celebrate the very talented work of architects in the Leeds region. The exhibition will be an opportunity for members of the general public to engage with the profession and see the wide variety of the work that we collectively create."

Nicola Hanson, deputy general manager at Victoria Leeds, said: "We host such an exciting and diverse offering of brands, pop-ups and exhibitions here at Victoria Leeds, meaning that we have something for everybody throughout the year. We are looking forward to seeing the reaction from shoppers, as they join us in celebrating architecture and design here in the centre."

The programme is supported by Delta Light who have provided the lighting scheme.