Celebrating NI’s recently qualified architects


On Friday 2 February 2024, the RSUA welcomed newly-qualified architects to the profession with the New Architects Party held in Belfast City Centre.

The party is a chance celebrate those who recently qualified as architects. Those who qualified in Northern Ireland are joined by those who passed their part 3 exams outside of the region but are now living and working here.

Guests enjoyed a tour of Northern Ireland’s first Hometel, ‘Room 2’ which is situated on Queen Street in Belfast City Centre. The tour was facilitated LIKE Architects who shared the process of bringing the project to life.

Following the tour, guests not only enjoyed dinner and drinks in the Hometel’s Kitchen Workshop but also had a chance to celebrate and chat about their experiences. Special thanks to Lois Shannon from Taggarts and RSUA’s Early Career Architects Forum (ECAF) as well as Jenny Harper from Queen’s University Estates for joining the group to give advice and feedback to the guests as they embark on their careers.

RSUA is especially grateful to Hays for continued their sponsorship of the New Architect’s Party, without their support it would not be possible.