Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Saturday 20 May 2017


NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Free event - Register here Go!

Thinking of extending your home and looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Join us on Saturday 20 May for a day of free one-to-one architect consultations and family activities

Whatever question you have about an extension you’re looking to embark upon or are progressing with, our architects will be on hand to help in 25-minute one-to-one sessions.
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Important information - please read!

- All events are FREE to attend, but we will be asking for voluntary donations to architectural charity Article 25 on the day

- Places are limited and booking is highly recommended

- Note that you will have to complete a new booking for each consultation, family workshop and family tour

- Due to the popularity of the event, we ask that you restrict your consultation bookings to a maximum of one consultation

Please bring along as much information as possible about your project on the day, such as plans, drawings and photographs. 

Bring the kids and get involved in our exciting series of family activities happening throughout the day. 

Family Workshops 
Drop in to our family workshop and let your child become the architect! Work together with our professional educators to design your ideal home and learn the basics of architectural design. 

10:30 - 13:30 
Drop-in, no booking required

Family Walking Tours 
Come and discover Bloomsbury with your kids! Join our special Family Walking Tour to hear stories of old London, secret sunken gardens, private squares and Egyptian mummies!
11:15-12:15 Register here

Grab a coffee and a bite to eat from the award-winning The Gentlemen Baristas' café, 'the coolest baristas in the UK', according to the UK Coffee Stop Awards.

Take home all 120 projects featured in this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! competition in our magazine, showcasing a range of solutions at a variety of budgets, with tips on how to choose an architect, and an extensive directory section of London’s up-and-coming architectural practices. On sale at the café or available to purchase online.

Two further sessions will be held later in the year on Saturday 5 August and Saturday 30 September - register now to be notified when they open for bookings.

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If you have access requirements for this event please let us know ahead of the event by calling 0207 6364044 or emailing

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