Group 01

Agenda: This project looks at how we can ‘GREEN UP’ Manchester's’ skyline to increase biodiversity in the city. We are collaborating with Manchester Climate Alliance and Ardwick Climate Action - groups who are passionate about creating a greener, more sustainable future. The plan is to design a innovative green facade for the Reynolds Building on the former UMIST campus. Our group will work to create visuals that will inspire and encourage decision and policy makers to help tackle the deepening climate crisis.  This will benefit all of Manchester's residents and hopefully lead to a wider scheme being developed across the city and the UK. Skills: This will be a great opportunity for students to sharpen their visualisation skills, using softwares such as Revit, Sketchup. Photoshop, Lumion and Enscape. Students will also get the chance to collaborate with and present to developers, preparing them for their year in practice.

Samantha C / Hayley K / Rachel Elizabeth T / Julia Eleanor Katie H / Edward B

Name: Hayley Kirui
Role: Team Leader/ Point of Contact
Course: Master of Architecture
Atelier: PRAXXIS
Software Skills: Revit, Adobe Creative Suite & Lumion
Personal Intro: Hello, I'm Hayley from Manchester! I previously studied at the University of Liverpool and have since been working in a practice in Cheshire, specialising in luxury homes. I am excited by innovative people led-design and pride myself on strong visual communication of ideas :) I am looking forward to having a good two weeks of collaborating with new students!
Posted 10 Mar 2024 12:21
Name: Julia Hill
Role: Creative Director
Course: Master of Architecture
Atelier: Some Kind of Nature
Software Skills: Adobe Creative Suite, Auto-Cad, Sketch-up, Rhino, Enscape
Personal Intro: Hi, I’m Julia from Derry in Northern Ireland. I completed my undergrad at the University of Portsmouth and then did a year out at a practice in Belfast.  I got to work on fun projects such as a floating restaurant and a castle refurbishment. I am looking forward to the two weeks in May and think we will have a fun time and produce some exciting visuals.
Posted 10 Mar 2024 13:09
Name: Rachel Elizabeth Thomas
Role: Researcher
Course: MA Architecture and Adaptive Reuse
Software Skills: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Revit
Personal Intro: Hey, I'm Rachel from Kerala, India. I completed my Bachelor's in Architecture at Kerala Technological University, India. Prior to my Master's, I had also spent over a year in practice in my home country.
Besides architecture, I have a strong interest in art, particularly sketching, and I also love to travel!
Super thrilled to be part of this amazing project and looking forward to collaborating with the new members soon!
Posted 10 Mar 2024 14:26
Name: Sam Cutler
Role: Designer
Course: Master of Architecture
Atelier: Some Kind of Nature
Software Skills: Adobe Creative Suite, Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Enscape
Personal Intro: Hey! I'm Sam :)
I graduated from Northumbria Univeristy in 2021 and took two years out in practice as a Part 1 Architectural Designer for Ryder Architecture (Newcastle!) and a Post Part 1 Architectural Designer at Pozzoni Architects in Altrincham where I still work alongside my current studies! 
I'm super excited to meet you all and work alongside you to create some fun, funky and inspirational green architecture!
Posted 11 Mar 2024 09:02
Name: Ed Bousfield
Role: Resource Manager
Course: Master of Architecture
Atelier: Some Kind of Nature
Software Skills: Revit, Enscape and Adobe Creative Suite
Personal Intro:
Hello! I’m Ed, I graduated from Newcastle University back in 2021, following which I took 2 years out to work in practice for Ryder Architecture, where still work part time. Over the two years I designed and delivered a few secondary schools and I now work primarily in healthcare projects around Manchester.
Can’t wait to help you guys develop some fun concepts for our client!
Posted 11 Mar 2024 18:22
Action Plan Week One
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Action Plan Week Two
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