The theme of MAG Symposium 2018 was on ‘Enabling Good Design’. This event focused on methods to support and encourage a successful design process and explored the role of design review and other design processes in the shaping of successful places from a variety of contexts and perspectives.
The Department’s Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) for Architecture and the Built Environment are champions and advocates for placemaking in Northern Ireland. During the design, development and delivery of places, many and varied people and processes are involved. From developers deciding on uses or commercial viability, architects deliberating density and scale, to public consultation on access and aesthetics, decisions are made and influenced at every single stage of the process.