My favourite thing about MSA has to be the B.15 Model Making Workshop with workshop assistants Jim Backhouse and Scott Miller. I won the Mecanoo Model making 2nd Prize at the end of year show and this would not have been possible without their expertise and technical know-how in the workshop. I would go so far as to say this is probably one of the top model making workshops in any university in the UK.
One of the best things about the workshop is their openness to new ideas and willingness to help with a more exploratory attitude towards architectural model making. I investigated the process of carving in stone and plaster, Jim and Scott helped me to experiment with materials and techniques which in-turn helped to inform my architectural designs.
My favourite project on the course was my final year project based in Lisbon, Portugal. We enjoyed an eventful and insightful trip to the beautiful city and the entire studio produced excellent work with a contextually conscious and realistic but poetic approach.
Studying across two universities is a huge bonus; students get the choice of 2 of everything including workshops and IT suites (and 2 student ID cards!)
A highlight of the Masters in Architecture course includes a very informative ‘Professional Practice’ module, with regular guest lectures from practices across the country which have introduced me to many aspects of the RIBA Part 3 studies.
Manchester is a cool place and I have decided to continue my architecture career here, the MSA definitely contributed towards my enjoyment and experience of this great city.
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