Practical experience in the field of architecture can be hard to get, because of this the ideal scenario is to work alongside university so when you graduate you’ll be comparatively well-experienced. The question of this blog post is if you manage to find a part-time practice placement how will you find working 16 hours or so a week alongside university?Continue reading “Working in Practice Alongside Masters”
I completed my first year of Masters at the Manchester School of Architecture this year, one of the modules of which was a dissertation. To say I was apprehensive would be an understatement. These are the techniques I used which ultimately resulted in a 1st and the G.E. Greenaway Prize for Outstanding March Dissertation. I hope these practical tips will help you to get started.Continue reading “Tips for Writing your Architecture Dissertation”
The past year has been hard… even ignoring the global pandemic, it hasn’t been easy to get a 1st in architecture but hopefully these tips will help you.Continue reading “How to get a 1st in Architecture”
One month ago I decided to learn Adobe Illustrator and today I have an E-Commerce side business (link to JRB Vectors). The following four steps detail thinking points for setting up a successful business to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.Continue reading “How to Set-Up an E-Commerce Side Business”
Architectural students or industry professionals are often tasked with ‘selling’ their vision, their ideas. An important part of that is to transport the client into the visual material we produce, to surround them with an intentional atmosphere often occupied by people.Continue reading “Alternative Ways to Represent People in your Renders/ Drawings”
A dream holiday to Italy with day trips to Sorrento and Naples… unfortunately 2020 had alternative plans. Rather than wallow in our lack of travelling plans for the year we decided a trip to Lake Windermere in Cumbria would liven up our recently monotomous weekend.Continue reading “Why You Need a Trip to Lake Windermere”
Amara Ugradar has been completing the final year of her Architecture BSc (Cons) course whilst working on the front line during the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic. This interview will delve into her experiences.
You are your own best investment.Continue reading “Why You Should Be Upskilling in Quarantine”
Writing a book can be daunting. These ideas are things I picked up whilst writing my book ‘Brasitogorsk’ for university. I hope they will help you.Read more
I believe that architectural renderings should reflect the rich cultural diversity present in communities.
In Minneapolis, America, on 25th May 2020 George Floyd was murdered by a Police Officer who knelt on his neck despite George’s protests that he couldn’t breathe. The outrage at another act of police brutality has and continues to be felt globally. It is not enough to not be racist but we need to be actively antiracist, which brings me to why we need increased diversity in architectural drawings.Continue reading “Why We Need Increased Diversity in Architectural Drawings”