It was a long haul, but the first cohort of the UCLan Masters in Architecture made it! With guest reviewers, Sue Emms, Director at BDP and David Vila Domini, M.Arch Course Leader at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen, the students presented their design theses at their Final Review.
Thanks, Dorota Moskal, for the photos….
In January, Year 5 started work on a live project. Commissioned by Impact International, a global company specialising in management learning and development, students considered the business model and opportunities for developing the company’s wooded site Windermere in the Lake District. Proposals included a retreat for musicians; mindfulness therapy centre and a strategy for depopulation via transient, plug-in living spaces.
After some fantastic presentations, the client, CEO David Williams, selected Tom Boardman as the winner. Tom proposed a new headquarters building for the company, which raised the company’s local profile as well as giving form to their collective values. Tom proposed a timber frame structure which bridged the roadside to the forest behind, creating a smooth transition between the local landscape and global business. Tom wins a night for two at the exclusive Merewood Country House hotel. Congratulations Tom!