Island architects mount first exhibition

Projects showcase skills of local profession

Island architects are hoping to build the profession's reputation with the first public exhibition of their work.

Thirty-five projects, ranging from domestic extensions to infrastructure commissions, have gone on display at the Sayle Gallery in Douglas.

The event's been organised by the Island's Society of Architects - SofA - and  follows the Isle of Architecture venture, a year of events highlighting the built environment, which ended in July.

The display showcases the skills and experience of 15 local architects, and continues until October 8.

SofA's chairman Martyn Thomas says members blend modern principles with respect for the Island's heritage:

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