Organised by independent architects Lisa Raynes and Jane Leach, the event is part of the Architects Solo Practitioner’s Group (SPG)’s contribution to this year’s RIBA Love Architecture Festival and ties in with the Housing Conference. It takes place on the evening of 25th June and is designed to raise awareness of the city’s proud architectural history and legacy for the future.
“We first ran the SPG Treasure Hunt in 2011 and were delighted with the response,” explains Lisa, “82 people, 14 teams discovering our city anew – there was a wonderful atmosphere. Our hunters were pretty happy with the prizes too! The event is open to everyone, so we hope that lots of non-architects will enter and find out for themselves just how rich Manchester is in architectural heritage and innovation.”
“What we’re really saying to the business community,” adds Jane, “is ‘So, you think you know Manchester? Then it’s time to step up to the plate and test that knowledge against your peers.’ With half of the teams already committed to taking part, it looks like this may be one of the Festival’s most popular events. We would encourage anyone with an interest in architecture and a secret passion for hidden treasures to register as soon as possible!”
The SPG Treasure Hunt begins at 5.30 pm on 25th June with drinks and introductions at The Hub, Portland Street.
Expected to take around two hours, the hunt itself will be followed by an informal reception and prize-giving back at the Hub at about 8.00 pm.
Participants can choose to register as individuals or in teams and the registration fee of £15.00 per head is being used to finance ‘prizes, surprises and pitstops’ along the way
Those interested in registering should contact Lisa at email@example.com to book a place. or book through eventbrite