50.8 Architecture + Interiors Belfast

We are thrilled to announce that 50.8 Architecture + Interiors has opened a new office in Belfast, Northen Ireland ⁣

Leading this new growth for the practice is Architect, Olivia Laughlin “at the very beginning of my architectural education, I read a quote by Frank Gehry which has always stayed with me: ‘Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.’ As such, I have a passion for progressive architecture which is relevant to and appropriate for its contemporary setting, but which complements and learns from past precedents and practices, good and bad. I am committed to learning, bettering my knowledge and professional competence. This includes making changes in both my own life and in my work practices to address the climate emergency. I love working for fiftypointeight, and I am incredibly grateful to be given the opportunity to continue my work for this wonderful practice from my beloved home country.”⁣

Northern Ireland is thriving both architecturally and artistically and we couldn’t agree more with Donal MacRandal, RSUA President “True architecture is durable, functional and beautiful. The people of Northern Ireland deserve true architecture in every building project.”⁣

Olivia Laughlin