The return to FWP

My first real experience in an architect’s office came in 2007 at Frank Whittle Partnership in Preston. And this summer, 6 years later, I went back. In the 6 years it’s fair to say there has been a bit of change… In that time, I’ve moved from GCSEs to now having 2 years of architectural […]

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Research Opportunity

At the end of the academic year (my second uni year for those keeping count), I applied for and got a research internship with Flora Samuel (Head of School at the time).¬†This was big exciting stuff! The internship involved¬†SCHOSA (Standing Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture), Sheffield School of Architecture and the RIBA. Working […]

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School Trip!

During the Easter holiday, (most of) the year came on a school trip to Amsterdam. I had never been to Amsterdam before, despite having travelled across much of Europe – albeit before the days of any architectural education, so for me, this was quite an exciting prospect. Another idea of Simon’s, I think, he really […]

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Can’t forget the CAD

No project would be complete without a bit of CAD.. Again, I rushed mine at the end so was disappointed with it really, because Jules remains the Guru of Vectorworks and is so approachable it seems silly to not ask for help! So from now on, CAD becomes a running theme of all projects… *sigh* […]

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Project 4.3 – Housing

After the lead up projects, in which we studied aspects of housing, I think we all knew that the mighty task was going to be based around designing some form of housing… I think what we hadn’t realised was the fact that housing is actually something which is very difficult to design. I suppose if […]

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