Name: Yining Zheng

BA: University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Atelier: CPU

Skills: SketchUp/ Photoshop/ Illustrator/ Indesign/ Rhino/ Grasshopper/ Vray

About: Throughout my studies, I have gained valuable skills in design, technical drawing, and project management. I have been fortunate to work on a range of projects, from residential homes to public buildings, and have gained experience in both traditional and contemporary design styles. Looking ahead, I am excited to continue to explore the field of architecture and the importance of sustainability and functionality in design.

Interest: Traveling/ Arts/ Food
Posted 11 Mar 2023 21:21
Name: Yanjun Liu

BA: Zhengzhou University of Light Industry

Atelier: Infra

Skills: Sketchup/ Photoshop/ Illustrator/ AutoCAD/ Lumion /Rhino /InDesign /Escape

About: I love historical buildings that hold the memory of a country. It is the source of our culture. A memory that is silent and untouched. I also like to study new building techniques, such as interactive design and assembly buildings.

Interest: Travel, photography, reading
Posted 11 Mar 2023 21:23
Name: Hariz Zahidi

BA: Manchester School of Architecture (PraXXis)

Atelier: Infrastructure Space

Skills: Sketchup / AutoCAD / Adobe Suite

About: I'm a Malaysian who believes design needs to be demystified, since people already make design choices everyday without realising. Seeing people gain a deeper understanding of the places they inhabit, so that they can transform it to their liking, is what excites me the most.

Interests: I love to cook.
Posted 11 Mar 2023 21:25
Name: Vidal Jackson

BA: Liverpool John Moores

Atelier: CIA

Skills: Sketching, Models, Auto-cad, Sketchup, Lumion and Photoshop

About Me: I am currently studying part time masters due to having a full time job. I work 4 days a week and attend university 1 day a week. This allows me to develop real life skills which I can use within my studies which is an important part of my development. I graduated from my undergraduate in 2018 and have been out in practice ever since in which I have completed a great range of projects from house extensions, student schemes, feasibility studies, competitions and community engagement works.

Interests: Podcasts, drawing, football and reading
Posted 11 Mar 2023 21:26
Name: Chenkai Shao

BA: Tongji Zhejiang College

Atelier: CPU

Skills: Vray/ Grasshopper/ Rhino/ Sketchup/ Photoshop/ Illustrator/ Auto CAD/ Procreate

About: I like to explore the narrative nature of architecture, like to explore the perfect combination of aesthetics and space. For each project, we will understand the project requirements, analyze the design ideas and put them into practice. I like to express my design ideas by means of drawing, model making and digital modeling.

Interest: I enjoy watching movies, traveling, photography and painting, which are all my inspiration sources.
Posted 11 Mar 2023 21:28
Name: Cosmin George Dobrea

BA: Oxford Brookes University

Atelier: CIA

Skills: Rhino, Adobe Suite, Sketchup, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Oil Painting, Sculpture

About: After graduating in 2020 I spent a year in practice working on various projects ranging from individual dwellings to the refurbishment of multiple buildings within a school campus. I am interested in architecture that has a strong narrative and is rooted in its physical and historical context. I seek to use my creative mindset to create spaces that are not only visually beautiful, but also functional and able to facilitate meaningful everyday living and improve wellbeing.

Interests: Passionate about digital and hand drawing, painting, sports, history and learning about international cultures.
Posted 11 Mar 2023 21:58

Simeon Shtebunaev is representing Urban Imaginarium, our main collaborator for this live project. He is a doctoral researcher and lecturer at Birmingham City University and was one of the principal investigators on the Climania board game project. Last year, Urban Imaginarium developed a board game called Climania, created by thirteen teenagers from Balsall Health, Birmingham working with two BCU staff and other external collaborators in a co-design process. The main purpose for making the game was to inform people of the role of the built environment in the climate emergency.

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For this MSA Live project we aim to develop an educational tool in game format, which can be any type of physical or digital tool in the form of a game. The goal is to create a short, snappy and fun game/tool which can be used by a wide variety of people to create conversations and inform communities about the importance of urban planning, retrofitting and climate change.
Posted 12 Mar 2023 20:44