Announcing B.15 Modelmaking Awards 2024 – Celebrating 10 Years!

2024 marks the tenth year of the B.15 Modelmaking Awards which we’re very happy to announce will be sponsored by two architectural practices with which we continue to share a common appreciation of the use of modelmaking in architectural education and practice. Stanton Williams who worked with us last year will be joined by HENN who have collaborated on past award sponsorships and through promoting modelmaking in practice with us.

The criteria for this years awards will remain unchanged and we at B.15 and our collaborators encourage anybody who has used modelmaking in their work to submit to the scheme. We would like to stress that projects are judged for their strengths as creative tools and creativity just as much as in their finish and materials choices. To put this another way, all physical models are valuable and can be considered for the awards schemes. If you have made models in your project work, take a look at the submission criteria and please submit your work to have it published and gain extra exposure to your fellow students and practicing architects and prospective employers.

A decade of recognising the use of modelmaking at

Manchester School of Architecture

Over the past ten years we have had hundreds of project submissions from all year groups and courses. It’s been our pleasure to provide a platform celebrating the culture of modelmaking at MSA and we hope to continue to do so.

The body of work over these years provides a fantastic source of inspiration that we can continue to learn from.

The past submission documents can be found here

Who can submit?

If you’re a student at MSA that has made physical models then you are eligible to submit. Any study programme, Any year group, Any projects.

What is the criteria?

We’ll explain this in more detail in a follow up post but put simply, If you’re an MSA student on any programme who has made any physical model(s) of any kind then you can and should submit. Keep a look out for the full criteria and submissions opening after the Easter break. In the meantime keep making – any models count as we’re looking at overall use of modelmaking not necessarily just one model!

When do you need to submit?

Submission instructions will be posted here and on moodle following the Easter break so look out for an update of how to submit your work during April. From the point of announcement you will have until the end of Monday June 10th to submit your projects.

How are the awards judged? 

The submissions will be sent as a combined document to the joint sponsors who will select a shortlist to be viewed in person at the end of year show. The chosen projects will be marked against the submission criteria by representatives of B.15, Stanton Williams and HENN.

When will we know the outcome?

The outcome of the judging process will be announced at the End of Year show awards presentation on the evening of Friday June 14th.


Please download the B.15 MM Awards 2024 Student Submission Guide and Templates

After preparing your submission as per the guidelines you can submit via this form link. 

In the meantime if you have any questions about the scheme please get in touch via

On behalf of the B.15 Staff and our collaborators at HENN and Stanton Williams, good luck, get making and we look forward to seeing your modelmaking work!