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 […]Read more "The return to FWP"
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 […]Read more "Research Opportunity"
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 […]Read more "School Trip!"
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* […]Read more "Can’t forget the CAD"
Of course, any new housing wouldn’t be complete without insulation and central heating! This was the first time we have ever done a detailed services task and I think my naiveity probably came through as this assignment took far longer than anticipated! However, Steve Fotios – a very enthusiastic module leader who remained passionate about […]Read more "Who says Architects only draw pretty pictures?"
As part of the housing project, we also had to look at the construction for the houses… seems logical doesn’t it? It’s certainly an important part of the educational system for architects and it’s pretty obvious why. So here is my submission: Construction assignmentRead more "Housing Construction Assignment"
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 […]Read more "Project 4.3 – Housing"