Architecture accolade for TV presenter Kevin McCloud who says Northern Ireland 'punches above its weight'
Broadcaster Kevin McCloud has said Northern Ireland "punches above its weight in terms of architecture".
He was speaking after it was revealed he was being given an honorary membership of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA).
McCloud, who hosts Grand Designs on Channel 4, will be given the honour during Architecture Night.
"I am very privileged to be honoured in this way by the RSUA, having long admired the output that comes from architects in Northern Ireland every year," he said.
"It's clear to see that the province punches above its weight in terms of architecture, and that the profession is richly talented.
"I am also encouraged by RSUA's initiatives, such as Architecture Night, to highlight the important contribution that architecture makes to culture, heritage, tourism, the economy and wider society in Northern Ireland."
Ciaran Fox, director of the RSUA, said: "There are some great examples of Northern Irish architecture that are really pushing the boundaries and we hope to celebrate that in style at this inaugural Architecture Night."