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Monday, 28 February 2011

Speaker Profile Five: Ciaran Mackel, Architect

Continuing our speaker profile series in the lead up to the free conference this Wednesday 2nd March ...

Creative Industries Innovation
Date: Wed 2nd March
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Sonic Arts Research Centre
Cost: Free! Book now.

Ciaran Mackel is an architect in private practice who has been involved with, and design architect for, a number of successful award-winning projects, and has over 25 years experience in the profession.


Ciaran Mackel

Ciaran has been architect-assessor on a number of high profile architectural competitions in recent years following his role as Arts Council Lottery panel member, Architectural Policy panel member, and as creative advisor on the built environment to the Imagine Belfast 2008 project, Belfast’s bid for Capital City of Culture 2008.

Ciaran is actively involved in PLACE and also serves on the Boards of a number of community and arts organisations. Ciaran is currently an associate senior lecturer in the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Ulster and is also an architectural advisor to the Ministerial Advisory Group to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. [Click here to view the recent report on the first three years of MAG]

Ciaran is also founder member of the think-tank / do-tank, the Forum for an Alternative Belfast. Forum for Alternative Belfast aims to facilitate the development of workable ideas about how Belfast can be developed for all its citizens as well as for visitors. It aims to encourage debate about how we can influence and affect changes to the built environment. It seeks to explore how the mistakes of the past can be addressed and it wants to look imaginatively at opportunities for the future.

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