Events for Architects in the UK: Top 7 to Attend in 2023

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Attend the top Architectural events in the UK in 2023 to stay ahead. Discover new trends, network with peers, and gain insights from experts. Find information on dates, venues, ticket prices, and more.

From exhibitions and conferences to trade shows, the top seven events we have compiled are a must-attend for any architect looking to elevate their architectural projects and network with fellow professionals. If you’re an Interior Designer enthusiast as well please explore our article on top 10 interior design events you should attend in the UK in 2023 

Here Are The Top 7 Events That You Must Not Miss As An Architect in the UK in 2023

1. London Design Festival

Venue & Date:  London, 16-24 September 2023.

Price: varies per ticket type

Attendance: around 50,000 attendees.

Established in 2003, the London Design Festival aims to make  London the world architecture capital. The event takes place annually in September, bringing together over 500 exhibitors across the sector, including in textiles, furniture, architecture, graphic design, fashion, and interiors. It features numerous exhibitions, open showrooms, installations, tours, talks, product launches, and workshops. With events organized in over 12 different design districts across the city, it is a unique opportunity for architects to gain detailed news and significant ideas by interacting with other architects and professionals in the sector.


Architect@Work London 2023

Venue & Date: Truman Brewery, London 22-23 March 2023.

Price: free and paid tickets

Attendance: around 20,000 attendees

Architect@Work is an exclusive trade event for interior designers and architects. The event showcases over 200 products from established and upcoming brands. It brings together an impressive list of professionals and experts who team up to form discussion panels to address key issues surrounding architecture. The main theme for this year’s event is energy and ecosystems: exploring opportunities on how design and architecture can respond to energy conversation, waste management, and incorporating natural resources in the construction process.


London Festival of Architecture

Venue & Date: Across London, 1-30 June 2023 

Price: Varies per exhibitor

Attendance: around 400,000 attendees

London Festival of Architecture is a month-long celebration of architecture that takes place across the city of London. It is among the only people-led event in the world of architecture. Its key aim is to promote discussions around architecture, put new ideas to the test and promote upcoming talents in the field of architecture. Taking place in the multicultural City of London, the event is an incredible way to experience a display of both professional and public architecture, thought leadership, and networking opportunities for architects. 


AJ100 Gala Dinner

Venue & Date: Venue To be Announced;  21 June 2023

Price: Varies depending on booking type

The Architects Journal AJ100 Gala Dinner is turning 29 this year. It has become a firm part of the architectural calendar bringing professionals and experts to celebrate the successes in the industry. The event is a prestigious moment to commend the achievements of the AJ100 Practices and the talented individuals making the achievements possible. It is also an excellent opportunity for architects to network with other professionals and gain insight from individuals driving change in the industry.


Architect of the Year Awards

Venue & date: The Brewery, London, 17 October 2023.

Price: Enquiry

Attendance: Around 20,000 attendees

The Architect of the Year Awards happens annually in London. It provides an excellent opportunity for architects to experience, recognize and celebrate the remarkable works and milestones of the UK’s architecture practices.  Attendees get to learn about the leading practices first-hand and also have an opportunity to interact with the winners of the year’s awards for leading the revolution in the architecture industry. As an architect, you do not want to miss the opportunity to network with people whose ideas are changing your field.


London Build Expo

Venue & Date: Olympia London, 15-16 November 2023

Price: Free entry for professionals

Attendance: Around 25,000 attendees

The London Build Expo is the leading UK construction show that runs for two days. The event offers a unique experience to interact with 500+ industry speakers across eight stages, sharing their insights on the trends in the construction industry. It also includes numerous exhibitions, product demos, Meet the Buyers, and endless opportunities to network with leading contractors, architects, housebuilders, developers, and governments.  The London Build Expo is a treasure for architects with unlimited possibilities to advance their knowledge and career.


Digital Construction Week

Venue & Date:  ExCel, London 17-18 May 2023.

Price: Free and paid ticket

Attendance: around 6000 attendees

Digital Construction Week is a two-day event aimed at helping the construction industry adopt and use technology to promote smart buildings. The event brings together professionals and experts across different sectors, including construction, operations, engineering, digital design, and manufacturing, under one roof, presenting an excellent opportunity to network and learn about the tools and processes shaping the future of the built environment. It features interactive demos, free seminars, and workshops allowing first-hand experience and interaction with technology promising to change the construction industry.


Let’s Wrap It Up

With so many exciting events to choose from, 2023 is shaping to be an incredible year for architects in the UK. Whether interested in exploring new trends, networking with industry professionals, or discovering innovative products and ideas, the year promises something for everyone. Make sure to take advantage of these opportunities and be inspired to push the boundaries of your architectural projects. Stay tuned for updates; we hope to see you at these must-attend events.

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