Celebrating our 21st birthday with a new website


The Architecture Centre today unveils its new brand identity and website to support its position as the South West’s leading independent advocate for good design and better place-making.

The Architecture Centre was founded in 1996 and after twenty hugely successful years bringing people and places together, the charity celebrates its coming of age this April with a fresh new look.

Introducing our new brand

The brief for designers Extra Strong was to retain the integrity of the original mark, which has been familiar to Architecture Centre audiences for twenty years, but bring it up to date and demonstrate the Centre’s accessibility to all. We wanted to create something iconic and recognisable which conveyed a strong and dynamic look for the Centre.

Our new website

The new website (www.architecturecentre.org.uk) has been developed to create an improved home for our work, a portal to champion great design and to connect people with place. Chair of Trustees, Nick Childs, comments:

“The new website sets out more of the wide range of work we do in helping make better places and spaces for everyone. It redefines us in Bristol’s cultural landscape, at a time when the issue of how we develop our towns and cities is becoming increasingly important.”

To highlight the Architecture Centre’s status as an independent not-for-profit organisation we have also moved our website over to ORG.UK, along with our emails. Please add our new url (www.architecturecentre.org.uk) to your address book and bookmarks.

Centre Director, Christine Davis, adds:

“We’re passionate about connecting more people with architecture and design, and championing better buildings and places for all. I’m delighted that the new website will give us the opportunity to show off the breadth of our activities and make it easier for people to get involved in our varied programme – from youth programmes to the Bristol Doors Open Days festival, from walks and talks to artist commissions. The site also makes it easier to explore our wide range of online resources – from podcasts and videos to schools packs. Whether you’re accessing on phone, tablet or PC we hope you will enjoy the new site and welcome your feedback.”

The rebrand of the Architecture Centre took place following last year’s 20 year anniversary season. Taking stock of all that has been achieved and looking to the future, the new website and refreshed look will support the Centre’s continuing mission to encourage the understanding and enjoyment of architecture and the wider built environment, and champion better buildings and places for everyone.

What do you think?

Have a look around our new home and let us know what you think on Twitter @ArchCentre #NewLookAC