Over the past month the year 1 architecture students have been getting the high viz on and trekking around the building site on campus, the extension to the engineering building! Kier, a leading property, residential, construction and services group, has been great in supporting student learning in accommodating us on site. Colin Low, site manager has been fantastic and so enthusiastic in giving students insight to the making of buildings!
Last weekend we ran a wonderful Architecture workshop with 80 girls aged between eight and thirteen in the School of Architecture and Design. Organised as part of the Universities Athena Swan initiative, the programme consists of four STEM-themed Saturday morning workshops per academic year.
The workshop focused on asking the girls what future cities might behold for us! Each team was assigned a specific theme and the results were fantastic. We had everything from bobsleigh towers and zoos in the sky to balloons that float over the city and play music to everyone!
Both undergraduate and postgraduate architecture students and staff worked with nine teams of girls to work incredibly hard to produce a 9 square meter drawing in just two hours! The use of a common architectural drawing style created a fabulous visual impact! For a closer look the work is to be exhibited in the atrium space of the architecture building.
Staff and students involved: Barbara Griffin, Primali Paranagamage, Benji Nijar, Thomas Hudson, Alisha Abraham, Lewis North, Chloe Pottter, Lauren Pincher, Arvin Sarroza, Lorna Lovatt, Danai Moustaki, Louise Hamilton and Tejal Dave