Group 38

We will be working alongside the BPIC network to encourage diversity in the built environment by targeting youths applying to higher education. We aim to design a pop-up exhibition booth that can be displayed in career events with informative graphics that show the level of diversity across the construction industry in major UK cities. We hope to inspire young professionals; showing them there is a place for them in the industry and how they might get into the built environment.

Adeyinka Adedunni A

We are collaborating with Amos Simbo representative and also founder of BPIC Network. As well as establishing BPIC Network, Amos is also a Chartered Engineer and the founder of Winway Consultants.

BPIC (Black Professionals in Construction) Network is an organisation focused on uplifting and advancing black and ethnic minority professionals. Since officially being launched in September 2019 they have organised guidance, training and networking events specifically aimed at those in the industry as well as youth looking to join.

Through this events project we hope to help this network with informing and connecting aspiring students looking for a career in the built environment in a bold and engaging way. Some of the main aims of BPIC Network include:

-To empower and educate black and ethnic minority individuals
-To champion the importance of diversity
-To improve diversity in the construction and built environment
-To deliver solutions for participants that work in all areas of the industry

Find out more about BPIC Network and what they are currently doing at:

Twitter: @BpicNetwork
Posted 2 Mar 2021 13:54
Hi! My name’s Isabella but everyone calls me Bella. I am from Nairobi, Kenya (and of Kenyan descent) but currently live in Manchester. I did my undergraduate degree at the Manchester School of Architecture and came back for my masters degree. I am in the Complexity, Planning and Urbanism AI atelier (CPU AI). My skills include Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Revit, some model-making, going days without sleep and making a mean cup of coffee. My main interests include Urbanism, Technology in design, animation, composition and wellbeing management. My Hobbies include: Composing music, Not sleeping the night before a crit and watching endless amounts of netflix. Fun fact: I can’t ride a bike.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 13:55
Hi! My name is Aidiel Shukri. I am from Penang, Malaysia but moved to the UK in 2020. I did my undergraduate in Manchester School of Architecture. I am currently in the InfraSpace atelier. I am always fascinated by how architecture has the capacity to navigate the economic development in a civilization. I am interested in mixed development, urban planning, interior design and planning policies. My software skills include AutoCad, SketchUp, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. In my free time, I really love to sketch while streaming on Netflix (probably all the time). I also love watching history and political drama and cooking.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 13:55
Heya, my name is Dunni Adebiyi. I am from and live in Lagos Nigeria, and moved to the UK to study in 2014, carrying out my undergrad at the University of Bath. I am currently in &rchitecture, and am thoroughly enjoying my experience at MSA.
I have a great interest in art, residential architecture,policies, and interior design, and have worked in few practices in Lagos and London. In addition, I love graphics and have experience with Adobe sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. My other software skills include, AutoCAD, Sketchup and Twinmotion.
In terms of hobbies, I love fashion and have worked with a few Nigerian upcoming brands and I have a heavy obsession with Japanese anime. Really looking forward to meeting you all.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 13:56

Hi, I am Kat, grew up in Hong Kong / London and I am of Chinese and Turkish descent. I did my undergraduate in Lincoln and I worked on community architecture, mixed use and social housing projects in Hong Kong and the UK. I am in Praxxis and enjoy looking at architecture through the lens of feminism and intersectionality. My skills include Adobe software, AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3DS Max, Revit, visualization and model making. In my leisure time, I enjoy cooking, playing harp and piano for relaxation.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 13:56
Hey! My name is Ladi Timothy Shobowale. I’m from London, but I am of Nigerian descent. I studied my undergraduate at the University of Nottingham, and have worked in London, where I worked primarily on office and hospitality projects. Currently, I am in the CPU[Ai] atelier and my main interests are urbanism, computational design, and exploring the social side of architecture. My skills include Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Indesign and SketchUp. Outside of architecture, I enjoy running, going to the gym, watching Netflix and listening to music.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 13:57
Hey, I’m Titi, I am from South London but I am of Nigerian descent. I did my undergraduate at the University of Nottingham and then took my year out working with Hawkins\Brown in London.

I am currently in the InfraSpace atelier and architecturally I am interested in sustainability, community-driven design and technology. In terms of software, I am most skilled in Indesign, Photoshop, Rhino, Sketchup and Illustrator. I also like model-making and did quite a bit during my undergraduate.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 13:57
SUPPORT: We aim to give black, asian and ethnic minority youths the platform and support to get into the built environment industry, helping to increase diversity across the industry, supporting equality, inclusivity and social mobility aims to benefit society.

LEARNING: Through our customized workshops and programme, our approach is to provide support and information to allow sixth form and undergraduate students to use our expertise to get the best outcomes for picking university subject choices relating to construction. We want to make a real difference in student’s lives by helping them to define the input and set up realistic goals to meet the requirements of the courses.

OPPORTUNITIES: We work with BPIC to help black, asian and ethnic minority students networking with professional organizations such as Black Females In Architecture (BFA) and Paradigm Network, providing information on jobs available in the construction industry and offer advice on alternative careers for the degree chosen.

EMPOWERMENT: We address not only technical success but social success, demonstrating a holistic and thoughtful approach to empower our black, asian and ethnic minority students community. Our blog posts will continue to monitor the impact of our research and knowledge as we strive to continuously learn and improve our approach.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 14:06
This project encompasses a wide range of skills and activities for you to get involved with, as we aim to map out the levels of diversity across the UK construction industry, through the use of visual and graphical representations.

Our main output for this project is the development of an informative pop-up exhibition booth, which will be used to display the important research that we will unearth together. In the development of the exhibition booth, you will be given the option to create physical small-scale maquettes and larger scale mock-ups or choose to create these models digitally depending on your preference.

For the creation of our illustrations and graphics, we will primarily be working with:

For the digital modelling of the pop-up exhibition booth, the 3D tools we will use are:
Revit (on request)

We will organize graphic design workshops to help hone your skills using the aforementioned software, while also providing you with the opportunity to learn and develop new skills that will aid you in both your academic and professional career. During our time together, you will also be given the opportunity to network with professionals from the BPIC network and other associated professional organisations.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 14:09