Manchester School of Architecture has been profiled as part of a new RIBA Journal series – the largest architectural magazine in the country.
RIBA Journal, the official publication of the Royal Institute of British Architects, is exploring architecture schools and their design projects.
Manchester was chosen to kickstart the series due to its rapid infrastructure growth and design manifesto – as well as the strength and scale of Manchester School of Architecture.
The article said: “Manchester School of Architecture, one of the UK’s largest with Part I and II students, is also growing and drawing themes from its city – from policy and data-driven regional planning to bringing together historic environment and community to make better places.”
It praises its building for “connecting textiles and other art disciplines with architecture, it is an exciting space with an openness and energy and cross-cutting big bridges adding an Escher-ish thrill.”
The School’s emphasis on linking research activity and design is mentioned through the eight MArch ateliers that link research, teaching and work with external partners.
The piece concludes with an in-depth focus on two of the MArch ateliers. Professor Tom Jefferies, Head of Manchester School of Architecture, and Dr Laura Coucill's atelier Infrastructure Space Research, which focuses on large-scale mapping to work on projects with a social purpose is profiled.
As is Continuity in Architecture, Professor Sally Stone’s atelier, which explores the architectural needs of small communities. Professor Stone works closely with John Lee, and they are currently developing ideas around the future of the high street in Rochdale.
Manchester School of Architecture is...growing and drawing themes from its city – from policy and data-driven regional planning to bringing together historic environment and community to make better places.
RIBA Journal’s profile draws the curtain on another successful year for Manchester School of Architecture – which was ranked in the QS Subject Rankings top 10 for the third consecutive year in 2018.