At the start of the 22/23 academic year the workshop opened with a newly expanded workspace increasing capacity and new modelmaking opportunities. The new space has allowed us to expand on areas previously kept to a minimum including moulding, casting and 3D printing resources. This permanent expansion and upgraded photographic studio has thus far proved a popular addition to B.15.

Further improvements to the main B.15 workshop space saw the introduction of a new 3 axis CNC router with automatic tool changer.

We were pleased to host the book launch event for Dr Matthew Wells first publication; ‘Modelling the Metropolis: The architectural model in Victorian London’ which examines the origins of modelmaking as the thinking tool for architects that we recognised today.

As the end of year submissions approached we were happy to partner with Stanton Williams architects to support this years B.15 Modelmaking Awards. The practice, who use modelmaking extensively in their work, boast an in-house workshop for architects and two professional modelmakers.

As we approach the summer months the workshop will undergo yet more expansion works in time for the new semester. We will also be travelling to the Venice Biennale with staff and students to host and take part in MAKING SCALE, a symposium about the use of models in practice both small and large. Peter Lee, Associate at HENN Berlin and Takeshi Hayatsu, director of Hayatsu Architects London will present and debate the subject alongside Scott Miller of B.15, Senior Lecturer Matt Ault and Dr Matthew Wells. June 29th, Venice - we hope to see you there! If not, in the new academic year!