Oak beams at the Footprint Centre copyright Paula Allen

Imagine Involve Inspire

Imagine Inspire Involve promotes good design. It is a collaboration between Lake District planners and Lancaster and Westmorland Society of Architects (LAWSA).

We are working together to achieve a greater public awareness of good quality design and we believe that this will improve the quality of architecture and the built environment in the Lake District.

Imagine – How do we create a 21st century vernacular architecture which respects the setting of this unique Lake District landscape?

Inspire – How do we inspire and promote excellent, local, high-quality design? How can we improve the quality of the built environment in our local area?

Involve – How do we take these ideas to the public and to clients? If everyone understood more about the process of design and the process of planning, we can communicate with each other better, in a more informed way.

For more information on local architects go to Lawsa.co.uk


As part of its vision for design excellence, The Lake District National Park arranges talks and visits to explore design ideas, to inspire, and to encourage innovation. Watch this space for new events.

These events are open to anyone interested in achieving excellence in design. 

Take a look at the past events and contributors