About the B.15 Modelmaking Workshop

The B.15 Workshop (Part of the School of Environment Education and Development or SEED at UoM) caters for students from the Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) – a shared school across the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.

We offer facilities and advice for the production of scale development and presentation models for use in student projects. The workshop offers state of the art digital fabrication technology alongside core traditional manufacturing techniques.

Our aim is to continually develop our workshop to remain in line with industry standards whilst equipping our students with a good understanding of contemporary and traditional approaches to making.

As well as our main function toward MSA we offer consultancy work to the wider university and are regularly involved in projects across campus.

Short History of B.15

The workshop in its current location has been providing modelmaking advice and facilities to Architecture, Planning and Landscape students since its completion in 1970. Whilst technology has evolved since then, the workshop has always played a key role in the study of Architecture at Manchester. Originally part of the University of Manchester, the school merged with Manchester Metropolitan University Architecture Course in 1996 to form MSA. Find out more in this documentary short produced for the workshops 45th Anniversary.

The School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) workshop is located in the basement room B.15 of the Humanities building off Bridgeford Street on the University of Manchester Oxford Road campus.

Contact

Address:

B.15 Modelmaking Workshop
Humanities Bridgeford Street
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M139PL

Telephone: Office: 0161 275 6876 or Workshop: 0161 275 6853

Please note that due to the nature of our role we are often away from the desk to answer phone calls so leave a message and we will try to get back to you. Urgent contact can be made through the university switchboard directly to our workshop but we recommend either of the following e-mail addresses.

Email: Jim.Backhouse@manchester.ac.uk or Scott.Miller@manchester.ac.uk

Please note that CAD bookings can only be made in person although you are welcome to get in touch about machine availability or with and other questions.

Opening Times

Refer to the up to date opening times page for this years calendar.

For any further information about the workshop rules and regulations refer to the General Users Guide .

 

Recent Posts

B.15 AT HOME AWARDS WINNERS

Following a great discussion from the judges and the winners presentation on June 26th we are excited to share the winning projects from the B.15 AT HOME Awards 2020. Click on the students name to view their submissions in full.

ALICIA DESMAY-HERNANDEZ – BA3 Continuity in Architecture

RUBEN GREYSON РBA1 

ISOBEL CURRIE РBA3 Continuity in Architecture 

LORNA LOVATT – MArch Y6 Urban Spatial Experimentation

 

A huge thank you again to our collaborators Peter Lee & Oliver Koch at HENN Berlin, Kristin Mishra & Kaia Williams at SimpsonHaugh Manchester and Artemis Antonopoulou & Phillipa Seagrave at Bjarke Ingels Group Copenhagen.

We can’t stress enough how great the submissions have been under such unusual circumstances and we’d like to congratulate everybody who submitted work. You should all be very proud of your efforts.

The full submissions document can be viewed or downloaded here.

 

And don’t forget the full MSA Degree show will be online for the next year displaying the full range of work from across the school.

Stay safe and look after yourselves. Hope to catch up in person soon,

Jim, Scott & Saul @B15WORKSHOP

 

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