Group 17

Our brief is to design a potting shed for the Friends of Beech Road Park, the design is very open, the shed can be moveable or fixed and sited wherever in the park the team feel appropriate. Participants will be divided into four groups and given tasks which include analysing and designing through research, drawing and model making. We will work to discover new ways of designing a potting shed which harnesses rain water and sunlight encouraging the growth of plants. Collective drawing and model making will be used to decide our concept. At the end of the first week our the design will be decided, the second week will involve finalising the design and presenting to our external partner. We are looking for some new and creative ideas where we can experiment and have fun with this exciting brief!

Grace C / James R / Angharad J / Nattachomporn S / Samantha M

Meet our collaborator Laura Sanderson,

Laura is a member of the Beech Road Park Road community and a senior lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture.

Laura is looking for a creative and innovative scheme which provides meaningful community ties as well as becoming a feature for the park.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:56
Hi! I’m Natta. I joined Manchester School of Architecture in September 2020. Before joining the master’s degree, I did my undergraduate degree in Architecture from Bangkok, Thailand. Then I spent 1 year working in an Architecture company in my country. Now, I’m in Praxxis atelier. I enjoyed making 3D models using Rhino program, handmade models, and doing graphic design
Posted 1 Mar 2021 19:21
Hi, I’m Jamie Reed and I joined MSA in September 2020, graduating from The Liverpool School of Architecture before working at Glenn Howells Architects. Craft, materials and graphic communication are all aspects of architecture I enjoy as well as theory and discourse. In my spare time I enjoy skateboarding and pottery.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 19:35
Hi everyone my name is Grace, I joined Manchester School of Architecture in September after previously studying my BA at the University of Liverpool. I am in USE atelier and have really enjoyed my time so far! We have a great schedule planned which involves making and creating, I am really looking forward to meeting everybody and getting some innovative ideas flowing!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 19:38
Heya! Im a Fifth year currently in the Urban Spatial Experimentation Atelier, and have been in MSA since first year. My key skills include model making, sketchup, autocad, Photoshop and Indesign, so I will be there to assit you duirng MSA Live. Im looking forward to meeting you all, working and modelling together!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 20:44

The two week project will be split into two main acitivites, in the first week the participants will focus on research and design of the shed. There will be four groups focusing on different aspects of the shed and its functionality, these will rotate each day so everyone will have the opportunity to partake in each group. After finalising these ideas, in the second week the participants with focus on model making and experimentation with materiality, including some detailing. At the end, we will collate and produce a guide for a potting shed containing all the work produced.


Model making, producing technical details, hand drawing, building design, researching, site analysis and community work.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 20:45
Social value is a key driver within this community based project. The objectives for our event aim to design a potting shed which can be universal and used in many similar parks to Beech Field Road across the country. The shed should act as a public intervention which provides shelter, growing space, uses passive strategies, and most importantly provides social engagement.

This project is a wonderful opportunity to explore new and exciting ways to engage passers by as well as the existing community. The Friends of Beech Field road are excited about the prospect of receiving a proposal for the new potting shed which they would be proud to own in their park.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 21:17
Hey there! My name's Sam and I started my studies at MSA for my undergraduate before going on to work at IBI Group . I am currently carrying out my masters studies with the Infraspace atelier.

Revit, Sketchup, Photoshop and Illustrator are my primary means of generating drawings, though when time permits, I do enjoy some detailed line drawings and digital colouring!

In my spare time I try to progress my garden-farm to produce my own food and also like to experiment with cooking. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you BA 1&2 and MLA students who have keen fingers!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 21:32
Hi, I’m Annie and I’ve studied at the Manchester School of Architecture since undergrad.
I am currently in USE and enjoy the creativity that this Atelier encourages.
I spent 2 years in practice before returning to my Masters which helped build my communication skills and confidence using programs such as Revit.
I have a keen interest in Modernist Architecture and enjoy a bit of printmaking when I’m not studying.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 21:40