Hi my name is Sanah, I am a MArch 1 student at MSA. I was born and raised in a small town in West Yorkshire. I studied my bachelors in architecture at the University of Huddersfield. At MSA I am a member of the Praxxis atelier.

Some of my hobbies and interests include traveling, sketching, photography and of course watching movies on Netflix.
Posted 10 Mar 2024 18:02
Meet the Collaborators!

Life Leisure is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which is owned by the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. They strive to ensure that local residents have access to affordable provision within their local communities.

Their whole purpose is to improve the lives of others, this is a key driver of all the work that they do. Developing a more active and healthier community is their mission.

Life Leisure believe that physical activity can help improve well-being and health of the community. They work to have a positive impact on social, mental and physical health of their local community.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 19:31
Meeting our Collaborators!

In early December we had the pleasure of meeting our collaborators Ross and Lisa who work for Life Leisure. This was our first meeting with Ross and Lisa, where they introduced us to Life Leisure and gave us an overview of the current culture in Stockport. We then discussed ways in which we can help them make improvements to achieve their goals. We were all very excited for the next steps of this project.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 19:34
Wishing Wall

On the 28th of April we attended a community event at life leisure where we had the opportunity to speak to members of the community about what improvements they would like to see in the area and about what we could do to encourage people to engage in outdoor activities.

The most common themes that were mentioned by the members of the community were to include more outdoor activates in the parks and safe spaces to walk.
Posted 8 May 2024 13:56
New Additions to the Team

Meet BA1 and BA2 students who will be working with us for the new few days.
Posted 8 May 2024 13:58
MSA Live Action Week Day 1

MSA Live action week began on the 7th May. We had the chance to meet with the BA1 and BA2 students who will be working with us for the next two weeks to produce the outputs for this project.

We started off the day with an ice breakers and informal chats to give everyone a chance to get to know each other. We then presented an introduction PowerPoint to our new team members to give them a better understanding of what the project is about and what we have done so far. We then gave them a chance to ask questions and share any ideas they may have. We had a lovely chat about the ideas they had in mind, some of their ideas were about including dog parks and using signages as a free tour guide around the area.

We then shared a task with the BA1 and BA2 students, we asked them to start a SWOT analysis of Brinnington and to create a mood board with precedent studies which they can present to us the following morning.
Posted 8 May 2024 13:59
As a group we prepared a detailed plan of tasks which we need to complete. This allows us to stay organized and easily distribute tasks to everyone.

Day 1: 08.05.2024
- Organise in groups See precedents and moodboards
- Site analysis
- History and landmark research
- Pin point locations of audio walk and buildings to put murals on
- Website formatting
- Concepts and start design dog park and park entrance
- 3D modeling

Day 2: 09.05.2024
- Finalise map
- Finalise what the audio will say
- Design for the physical signs
- Website formatting
- Park design
- City signs design

Day 3: 10.05.2024
- Continue with graphics for website (map and images for each stop)
- Recording of the audio
- Start adding the audio walks information
- Finalise SketchUp model

Day 4: 13.05.2024
- Start booklet
- Build graphics for website
- Physical model of audio walk signs
- Build the website
- Renders and digital presentation
- Physical model signs

Day 5: 14.05.2024
- Work on booklet
- Build graphics for website
- Physical model of audio walk signs
- Build the website
- Renders and digital presentation
- Physical model signs

Day 6: 15.04.2024
- Work on booklet
- Finalise graphics for website
- Physical model of audio walk signs
- Finish website
- Physical model signs

Day 7: 16.05.2024
- Work on booklet
- Attend Exhibition at Brinnington

Day 8: 17.05.2024
- Submission
- Finish booklet

Posted 10 May 2024 12:56
MSA Live Action Week Day 4

We spent the day finding and testing what would be the best locations for the audio walk. One we had finalized the best locations we then conducted some research into the ideal time and distance a walk should be to encourage the residents of Brinnington to get their weekly steps in. The aim is for each sign post to encourage people to walk further to meet the next sign. We also included an additional walk for those who feel they want a longer walk.
Posted 13 May 2024 14:14
MSA Live Action Week Day 4


We began our designing and brainstorming session later that day on how we could design the street signs.
We also discussed the ideal dimensions and font for the sign.
When speaking to Ross from life leisure he informed us that there is an issue of vandalism of signs, they attempted to fix this issue by raising the signs higher to avoid people from vandalizing the signs. We have decided that the new proposed signs can be painted on site by the local community to allow them to feel that they had an input in the design and discourage this act.
Posted 13 May 2024 14:20
16 May 2024

We sent this poster a few days ago to Life Leisure as an invitation for the local community to come and see our exhibition on 16th May 2024.
Posted 17 May 2024 11:23
MSA Live Action Week Day 8

We arrived at Brinnington Life Leisure at 11am where we met with Ross and Lisa. We briefed them on all the outcomes we have produced which they were very excited about. We then began to set up our exhibition for the local community to view.
Posted 17 May 2024 11:24
MSA Live Action Week Day 8 - Exhibition Set Up Complete

Here we have completed the set up for the exhibition. We have presented our physical model of the audio walk, the wishing wall where we gathered the opinions from the local community, diagrams and renders of the park interventions, a model of the new signage design, a map of the audio walk which was inspired by the original Brinnington maps and we left a feedback sheet where the local community can share their opinions on the work we have done.

Posted 17 May 2024 18:41
MSA Live Action Week Day 8 - Meeting the community

We had the chance to talk to local residents and tell them about our project. They took pleasure in hearing about our suggestions for the audio walk, new signage, and park interventions. They were happy to see their town represented on a physical model, read every wish on the wishing wall, looked at the renders and compared them to what exists today. One person expressed how necessary the park entrances were, since they would encourage people to visit the park. Another person told us how the modular furniture would get vandalised, to which we debated that they were meant to be vandalised, their purpose was creative release. The exhibition started conversations and became an example of the possibilities available for Brinnington. From the residents feedback and opinions we know that they would be thrilled to see these concepts implemented in Brinnington.
Posted 17 May 2024 18:43
MSA Live Action Week Day 8

This concludes our MSA Live project. We appreciate the support from our tutor Emily and our collaborator Life Leisure’s Ross and Lisa for working with us and supporting us through this journey. Additionally, we are very appreciative of the assistance and support provided by our BA1 and BA2 students.
Posted 17 May 2024 18:45