Monday, 16 August 2010

Competitions_Response to Emma

Does anyone want to enter Evolo with me, it's a pretty famous competition run online and often project have been posted on arch daily, bldblog and dezeen.

finalizing a design before jan 1st. Doesn't cost much 60 bucks between the team.

please get back to me by the end of the week as I've got a few people interested already.



Friday, 6 August 2010

EMAIL CORESS between me and RIBA North West


Alison Mackinder

I'm at the MSA, I was told in a lecture that we had the option of going through our University, or through 'riba' maybe I am not very clued up on the matter but I recall one option costing twice as much as the other.

Could you elaborate?

Kind Regards

Benjamin Hale


Hi Ben

You are quite correct. You can register through the MSA, I think the

cost is around £600 but certainly in the past that has given you 'student

status' and can be beneficial if you are paying council tax. It also

includes a couple of recall days.

Ours is for monitoring only at a cost of £175 + VAT.

So at the end of the day it's a case of what is most beneficial to you.




Thursday, 5 August 2010



I hope everyone is enjoying their summer holiday. I was just wondering how everyone is doing with the job hunt? I'm in the process of applying but haven't had much luck yet. It would be great to get this blog going again with everyone's updates, esp those who have jobs? Also is anyone up for entering some competitions? My cousin's an architect and he said competitions are a great way to keep involved with the architectural world and obv its great for the CV too. Plus he said he would help us out by critiquing any work we do. Lemme know what you think.

love love


Thursday, 8 July 2010

For those of you looking for jobs

As we discussed I think it would be a good little idea if we were to keep the blog very active in our placement year. It worked very well at the end of semester 2 and I foresee it offering us an invaluable resource for discussion when we are in practice, travelling, or looking for work. I've already started filling out my detailed diary, this should make things alot easier when it comes to filling out your PDER forms.

If your currently job hunting I friend showed me a website where you can have your work professionally bound, this offers you the chance to stand out from other graduates when going to interviews. Your degree class is only half of it, how you pre3sent yourself and come across is obviously important.

If your heading of travelling drop some photos on the blog. Be nice to see,

all the best.


SOME EYE CANDY AT arch daily

Friday, 28 May 2010

The First Finish Line...

Hey Guys, hope everyones synoptic hand went well and all the hard work paid off..
Just want to say thank you all for a great year of support and advice! It been hard yet enjoyable, and we managed to pull eachother through it! especially doing countless late nights/allnighters and general group 6 positivity!!
Would be really nice to keep this blog going even when we start work, would be nice to hear about everyones experiences with placements! Wish everyone the very best of luck with jobs and see you all for a reunion soon! :-)

p.s. hope everyone has recovered from last night's hand in celebrations! ;-)

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Tomorrows events

Anybody got any ideas what the plans are for tomorrow? Were we not supposed to get an email from Geoff detailing where we should be pinning up? What are you's guys plans of teh actions?


Final Synoptic

Draft Synoptic

This is just a draft, just deciding what to put on the page. Ive tried to keep it simple layout wise. What do you think of the order? also is it ok to only put 1 plan? and i haven't included my 1:20 slice at all...what do you think are the most important things to show?

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Welcome to Manchester Zoo

Poster image as part of synoptic- still not quite sure, any suggestions?

Monday, 24 May 2010

Synoptic So Far

This is just a rough layout, got much more to do to it, going to change the side column a bit, what are people's thoughts?

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Synoptic board... wadya rekon!?

wadya rekon? look aight? safe? hmmm?

Monday, 10 May 2010

Hay, if anyone plans on printing later today (if you see this), the print queue is massive already (about 6 hours on the ColourWave, I think) so it's best to come in as soon as possible! Don't wait.

Friday, 7 May 2010

...first of afew

are you guys keeping visuals on one page or combining them with details/plans? I'm thinking about maybe adding little diagrams on each sheet just to diver the eye a little????????

Changing Term 1

Hey guys,

Tutors told me to let you all know if your making any changes to your first term portfolio make sure you put post it notes on those pages!


Still need to put text and section cuts in.

Sheet beginnings

Finally venturing to post something...beginnings of site plan and elevation sheets. Trying to think of a better way to show a 1:200/1:100 segment of the 1:500 elevation