Welcome to Community Call!!
"Transforming the Future at North Manchester General Hospital
North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) is at the heart of an exciting vision to improve health and wellbeing for local people over the next 10 to 15 years." -NHS
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:40
Collaborators
Here’s a little bit of information about our external partners! Our primary external partner Hive Projects strive to deliver expert, client-focused advise for property and construction projects. Hive have an innovative and sustainable approach to buildings to ensure that all projects optimise on their social value offerings. The NHS Improvements leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. Manchester Film School are practical and hands-on school for those wishing to pursue a career in the Film & Television industry. Sheppard Robson is one of the UK’s most established architectural practices, with a reputation for thoughtful and responsible designs. Arup is a world class firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s construction.
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Social values
_Community network
_Health and Wellbeing
_Opportunity
_Education
_Sustainability
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:45
Skills
As touched on above, during our project, you will have opportunities to learn and develop architecture visualization through a variety of digital software. Our project aims to produce architectural drawings, digital and physical models and also a final documentary film. We will offer workshops for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and 3D digital modelling, these workshops will enhance the students work and provide them with lifetime skills for working in the role of a future young Architect.
In the first week, students will understand and explore the design principles of NMGH green village with its contexts. Students are located into two groups for different tasks with 3D modelling and video editing respectively. We will provide a range of software workshops and a community workshop in Crumpsall Community Hall at the end of the first week. During the second week, students will be engaged in the design and modelling process and complete the video. This project aims to promote master planning and communication skills as well. We encourage undergraduates to produce creativity in the final output and delivery the ideas to collaborations.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:47
Abigail May
Hey Everyone, My name is Abi I am a fifth year at Manchester School of Architecture. I have chosen this MSA Live group because I am interested in healthcare architecture, patient-focused design and meeting lots of external partners.
Atelier:
I am in Atelier PraXXis, this atelier focuses on feminist theory and design. We spend time talking and having feminist conversions about how to make architecture a more inclusive practice. We look at feminist technologies and explore how the technical design of a building can have a positive impact on its users.
Undergraduate:
I studied at Newcastle University for my undergraduate and my graduate project was in experimental architecture where I developed a biological concrete prototype.
Work Experience:
After graduating I worked for Newcastle University and I was part of the team working on the £30M Sports centre new build and then I worked at a small practice in the Northwest and had the opportunity to independently design a Highschool building extension from stage 0 through to 7.
Hobbies:
Scuba diving, painting, travelling and drinking cosmopolitans.
Skills:
Painting large scale underwater paintings, make-up as an art form.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:50
Omkar Sanjay Salvi
Hey everyone! I’m Omkar Salvi, an M.Arch student in Year 5 at Manchester School of Architecture. I think MSA Live is a unique module where people with different backgrounds, ideologies, Architectural styles and even different skillset collaborate and work together for one project and I’m looking forward to play my part in this unique collaboration.
Atelier:
My studio Atelier is Infrastructure Space where we focus on the North Sea from a Macro to micro level with an ideology of working toward achieving the UK’s 2050 Net Zero aim through design interventions on various scales in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire.
Undergraduate:
I hold a 5-Year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree from the University of Pune, India.
Work Experience:
I’ve worked in a design practice “Dream Arch Studio” based in India for a year. Currently I work part-time at Manchester United Football Club (MUFC) where I get a first-hand experience of how Hospitality Management and Administration of a large-scale institution like MUFC works.
Hobbies :
My hobbies include listening to a mixed-genre of Music, which could switch from Bollywood Music to UK Rap to Punjabi Pop Music in under 9 minutes. I also like swimming and playing Snooker, which ironically I hardly ever get to do.
Skills:
Fluent in English, Hindi & Marathi.
Can cook decent Indian Food.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:51
Jasmine Turner
Hello! I’m Jasmine Turner, originally from Nottingham, UK. I’ve always wanted to study architecture, and I have a particular interest in Healthcare design.
Atelier:
I’m currently in Year 5, studying for my Masters of Architecture at the MSA in the &rchitecture Atelier
Undergraduate:
Architecture BSc (Hons) at the University of Bath (2017-2021)
Work Experience:
The Manser Practice, York (Feb – Aug 2019)
The Manser Practice, York (Feb – Aug 2020)
Hobbies:
I’m part of the University of Manchester’s Archery committee and team, as I continued the sport from my undergrad. As well as archery, I love all kinds of boardgames, films, art, and food.
Skills:
hand drawing and painting
Photoshop
InDesign
AutoCAD
SketchUp
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:52
Chang Liu
Hey everyone! My name is Chang Liu and I am from China. I am interested in human-centric architecture and this MSA LIVE project is perfect for me. I do believe it is a good opportunity to work with the experienced project team and promote health and wellbeing to the local community in Manchester.
MArch Atelier:
Continutiy in Architecture
Undergraduate:
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Work Experience:
Short-term working experience in Xinjiang Corps Survey and Design Institute in my hometown, half-year working experience in a small interior design studio in Wellington, New Zealand.
Hobbies:
I like playing the piano and drums, also a big fan of Kpop music. I also prefer some winter sports including skiing and skating because more than half the year is winter in my hometown. As an architecture student, I love art, movies and all the cool stuff in the world.
Skills:
Hand drawing and modelling
Photoshop Illustrator InDesign
Rhino
Revit
Grasshopper
Twinmotion
New Zealand certified professional chef with over 5-years experience
Fluent in English (maybe) and Mandarin
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:53
James Jones
Hey everyone! My name is James and as the rest of my group, I am a fifth year at the Manchester School of Architecture. I had chosen this MSA Live project as I am really interested in film making and talking to new people, I also enjoy the challenge of trying to ascertain what the community want out of a project delivering that idea in a real and live format.
Atelier:
Currently I am in Atelier Making, this atelier focuses on Making (as the name might suggest). We spend loads of time making models and fleshing out many different design concepts and prototypes. For example, our first project consisted of rebuilding a dilapidated barn with items from within the barn, an extremely interesting project indeed.
Undergraduate:
Prior to joining MSA I had graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University with a bachelor of arts in Architecture.
Work Experience:
Shortly after graduating, I joined a small Architecture practice in the North West working primarily on Super homes, it was definitely an eye-opening experience.
Hobbies:
My hobbies involve running, Jiu jitsu and cycling. I am currently training for the Conwy half marathon in November!
Skills:
Fluent in English, mixed with a tiny bit of Welsh!
Green belt in Jiu Jitsu
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Day 1 Schedule!
Posted 17 May 2022 16:27
Day 1: INTRODUCTION
We are excited to get started with Community Calls Project on our first day. The first meeting of the whole design team consists of an introductory presentation to better understand the project brief. We introduced the site and discussed the principles and goals of this project. The undergraduates began to familiarise themselves with the afternoon workshop sessions and prepare some drawings and collages.

Great start to getting involved in the Community Calls Project!
Posted 17 May 2022 16:28
Day 1: COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
The community design workshop began at 2 pm in the Crumpsall Community Hall! Everyone is welcome to express ideas and opinions about the proposed new open space.
We had prepared collage materials, craft supplies, and free refreshments for this workshop. It is a valuable opportunity to communicate with residents in the local community. The notes, drawings and collages will be analysed for the further design process in the two action weeks. Also, thank you to Nin from our primary external partner Hive Projects and students from Manchester College Film to assist this workshop!
Posted 17 May 2022 16:59