Group 32

ROCHDALE REVIVAL This project is a collaboration with St. John the Baptist RC Church in Rochdale, Rochdale Development Agency, and the Heritage Schools Programme. The church has applied for funding to carry out repairs to the building and they are looking for ideas on how to help breathe new life into a historic building, rich in heritage, while also engaging the community. The proposals will help to support the ongoing community work in the area which already includes work with refugees and asylum seekers.

Beena N / Yifan H / Zichen L / Theodore Mark F / Yilin Z / Sze Jin L

March Atelier: Advanced Practice

From: China

BA: Manchester School of Architecture (Platform)

Interests: Food / Travelling / Anime

Skills: Sketchup / Photoshop / Sketching / Thea Render

About: I gained my work experience in Hong Kong after I graduated from MSA, participating in several commercial projects. Personally, I am interested in the emotional connection between architecture and the users , and how to approach them through spatial quality and materiality.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 17:24
March Atelier: USE

From: Newcastle Upon Tyne

BA: Manchester School of Architecture (CIA)

Interests: Karate / Art / Football/ Photography

Skills:  Revit / Illustrator / Photoshop/ Sketching

About: After graduating from the MSA I started working at practice in Newcastle called FaulknerBrowns, there I took part in a large range of projects at a number of different design stages. My favorite project I worked on was the redesign of my old high school, this was a part of a larger project building a leisure and schooling complex. I enjoy looking at the cultural impact of architecture and how it interfaces with art.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 17:38
March Atelier: CiA

From: Penang, Malaysia

BA: University of Edinburgh

Interests: Outdoor Sports / Music / Food

Skills: Lumion / Illustrator / Photoshop

During my year out, I have participated in several medium to large-scale commercial and residential projects. I am always intrigued by how architecture embodies a larger civic role of enriching community. Rochdale Revival allows me to explore this and search for design solutions that could anchor a vibrant public life.

Posted 2 Mar 2021 18:13
March Atelier: Continuity in Architecture

From: China

BA: Shandong University Of Science And Technology

Interests: Basketball/hiking

Skills:  Revit / Illustrator / Photoshop

About: When I got my master’s degree in China, I came to MSA to study for a master’s degree in architecture. In fact, during my undergraduate period, I had interned in different architect firms and participated in some old building renovation projects, but in Manchester it was a Very good opportunity to experience local culture and learn about local architecture. Because I have always been very interested in architectural heritage, and I am willing to visit and study a building in this area, such as a church, a monastery, etc. I believe that this type of building has a profound impact on culture.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 19:10
This whole project is focused around bring social value to the st. Johns Baptist church and wider community of Rochdale. Set in an incredibly diverse area, the Rochdale Revival project's aim is to design and propose an architectural integration that engages, welcomes and up-lift anyone who live in or is connected to the local area.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 19:13
March Atelier: USE

From: China

BA: Tamkang University in Taiwan

Interests: Drawing/ Fashion/ Cooking

Skills: Hand drawing/ Photoshop/ Rhinoceros

During my college years, I participated in several work camp of community development and historic building renovation. It is very interesting to listen and know local people’s own stories, wishes and memories. The process of rebuilding people’s stories, using the method of designing to give the old building new life are really amazing.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 19:19
March Atelier: &rchitecture

From: Manchester

BA: Manchester School of Architecture (PRAXXIS)

Interests: Painting / Art

Skills: Illustrator / Photoshop / Revit

About: In any spare time I have, I like to paint and create. Inspired by my Kurdish heritage, I use my art to articulate issues surrounding cultural identity and the global refugee crisis. I am passionate about representing and highlighting ethnic minorities and the plight of refugees within the UK.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 19:28
This project allows you to pick up and practice various skills, from communicating, being part of discussions as a team to 3D modelling skills in Sketchup and Revit. We will also have opportunities to sketch, diagram and design.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 19:50
Laura Sanderson organised this MSA LIVE project in collaboration with our external partners. Laura has previously worked with our collaborators for an Events project in previous years in Rochdale so is very aware of the needs of the community and the existing site.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 20:08
Historic England - The public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment.

We will be collaborating with Daisy Horsley from Historic England. Daisy works with and provides training to teachers across Greater Manchester to improve access to local history in the school curriculum.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 20:13
St John the Baptist Church - This church welcomes and invites locals to enter the Grade 2 listed building, to form a community.

We will be collaborating with Stephen Leech, the Project Manager for the church and volunteers of the church, Christine Matthewson and Peter Galvin to deliver this project. We will be hearing from them about the existing and ongoing activities and the needs of the church.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 20:23
Rochdale Development Agency - The RDA is a local authority controlled company of Rochdale Borough Council, dedicated to promoting Rochdale as a central investment location.

We will be collaborating with Jack Youd from the RDA for this project, the Heritage Action Zone Project Officer.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 20:29