Group 09

Clayton Hall is a Grade 2 listed building and a rare example of a moated, medieval site, situated in Clayton Park. It is a site of very considerable heritage and ecological significance and has a fascinating social, architectural and cultural history. The aim of this project is to create a scheme for community and leisure activities centered around the Clayton Hall and surrounding moat site. Responding to heritage is a key aspect of this brief which will involve exploring design ideas of moat and a new community building with a classroom, cafe and kitchen, providing volunteer opportunities for adults with learning difficulties to coffee mornings for the retired and elderly. The project also provides opportunities to express ideas through physical models, drawings and visualisations. Clayton Hall is owned by Manchester City Council and managed by the Trustees and Friends of Clayton Park and we will collaborate with BB Heritage Studio. For more information visit:

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Name: Jonathan McVinnie​

Hometown/Country: Edinburgh / Scotland​

Atelier: Continuity in Architecture ​

Undergrad: The University of Edinburgh ​

Working Experience: Oberlanders Architects ​

Skills: 3D modeling, Hand drawing, Graphic design, Technical drawing ​

Interest: Conservation, Architectural theory, Heritage, Hand drawing​
Posted 12 Mar 2023 23:57
Name: Finnley Morris​

Hometown/Country: Wigan / United Kingdom​

Atelier: Architecture and Adaptive Reuse​

Undergrad: University of Central Lancashire ​

Working Experience: Visual Merchandise​

Skills: 3D modelling, Digital/hand drawing, Photoshop​

Interest: Heritage architecture, Interior design, Adaptive reuse​
Posted 12 Mar 2023 23:58
Name: Aiman Shabbir Karachiwala​

Hometown/Country: Bangalore / India​

Atelier: Adaptive Reuse​

Undergrad: Visvesvaraya Technological University​

Working Experience: RSP, India​

Skills: Photoshop, 3-d modelling (Sketchup, Revit), Digital drawing​

Interest: Conservation, Urban Design, Transportation architecture​
Posted 12 Mar 2023 23:58
Name: Nur Zarifah Zainal​

Hometown/Country: Malaysia​

Atelier: Some Kind of Nature (SKN) ​

Undergrad: University of Technology MARA (UiTM)​

Working Experience: JKR; Roos Design Build Sdn Bhd; TR Hamzah& Yeang Sdn Bhd, Malaysia​

Skills: Hand Sketching, Photography ​

Interest: Photography, Cinematography​
Posted 12 Mar 2023 23:58
Name: Ruochen Lu​

Hometown/Country: Guangzhou / China​

Atelier: Infrastructure Space ​

Undergrad: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; University of Liverpool​

Working Experience: Guangdong Architectural Design Institute, China​

Skills: Rhino modeling, Photoshop, Illustrator ​

Interest: Interior, Landscape, Housing, Collage​
Posted 12 Mar 2023 23:59
The Collaborator
Bernadette Bone works as a conservation architect and heritage consultant and is the Director at BB Heritage Studio which was founded with the key aim of supporting these projects, ensuring that historic places can continue to tell the stories of their communities. Early in her career she worked for practices that combined contemporary architecture with a careful and considered approach to the historic environment. She is now on the Blackburn Diocese list of ‘Quinquennial Inspection’ architects who inspect church buildings every five years, and she sits on Manchester’s Historic Buildings and Conservation Areas Panel.​
Posted 13 Mar 2023 00:25
The Skills
The project provides opportunities to express ideas through physical model making and develop visual communication skills through hand drawings and digital software such as Photoshop, and Illustrator. We will also introduce the principles of adaptive reuse and sustainable development to help respond to heritage.​

We will be producing a series of illustrative visuals, sketches, and physical models to help communicate design concepts to our collaborators and to help engage other communities not currently involved with the site.​
Posted 13 Mar 2023 00:45
Social Impacts
The new community building with classrooms, café, and kitchen can provide activities and learning opportunities, from partnering with local elementary schools to provide volunteer opportunities for adults with learning difficulties, to coffee mornings for retirees and seniors. ​

The ambition of the trustees, friends, and volunteers is to be able to continue to provide for these groups in a sustainable way and to use the site to expand these opportunities.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 12:37