Regrettably, alternative funding was not secured for Architecture Centre Network following the loss of core funding.
< The architecture centres will continue to collaborate, however, to share knowledge and information, advocate for good design and ‘help people make better places’.
< This website will be managed by the centres from July 2012, and will continue to provide both information on all the centres' activity and useful resources.
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Architecture centres are independent, influential, and inclusive, providing expertise, experience and creativity. They have the understanding of the specific local conditions, critical to providing meaningful design advice and support. The centres deliver a range of built environment education and learning activity for children and adults, the public and professionals.
With a collective expert staff of over 98, supported by over 430 volunteers and 270+ built environment design professionals, the centres have a significant impact. Contact your local architecture centre to find out how you can support it.
Since its establishment in 2002, the Architecture Centre Network delivered a range of activity: from international conferences to education events; from promoting centres’ activity through a central website to providing advocacy; from creating resources to public talks. Click here for a history of the Network.
Peter Bishop, Chair of Architecture Centre Network, said: "This announcement fills me with great sadness. The Architecture Centre Network has been instrumental in coordinating and promoting the work of the centres and has helped to establish them as a resource valued by local communities and respected internationally. At a time of reductions in public expenditure coupled with a concerted drive to empower local communities, the role the centres is more important than ever if we are to create economically successful sustainable and beautiful places for people to live and work in."