B.15 Staff


Scott Miller – B.15 Workshop Technician


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B.15 Modelmaking Workshop, University of Manchester, Humanities Building


Scott Miller is a technician at the B.15 Modelmaking Workshop at Manchester School of Architecture. Before taking up this position he worked as a freelance modelmaker on architectural, commercial and display models and in exhibition design and construction. Scott obtained a degree in Modelmaking in 2011 from the Arts University Bournemouth.

Scott’s interests lie in the preservation, theory and promotion of modelmaking in design education. He co-ordinates the externally sponsored B.15 Modelmaking awards which began in 2015 with Mecanoo Architects and as of 2018, SimpsonHaugh Architects.

He is the primary author of past and ongoing projects on the B.15 Modelmaking Workshop blog: www.manchester.ac.uk/b15workshop

Published Work

Miller, S. 2019. “The Value of the Studio Workshop” The Victoria and Albert Blog, Architectural Models Network, 04/02/2019 Available at https://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/projects/the-value-of-the-studio-workshop

Lucas, R., Miller, S & Backhouse, J.  2019.  “Dwelling Perspectives and Practices of Making in Architectural Modelmaking” in Hallam, E. (Ed.).  3D Modelling: Bodies and Buildings in Anthropology, Anatomy and Architecture. London: Routledge, January 2021. (Weblink: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modelling-Anthropology-Architecture-Anthropological-Creativity/dp/1472475127/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1537979288&sr=8-4&keywords=elizabeth+hallam)

Miller, S. 2018 “WHAT WE DO HERE” in GAA Foundation – European Cultural Centre (Ed.). TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, GAA Foundation, 2018 (Weblink: http://www.ecc-italy.eu/var/gallery/file/d2e10ff7d7e8f0d2de4e649999039f0c.pdf)

Technical Consultant – Dunn, N. Architectural Modelmaking, Second Edition, Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2014 (Weblink: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Architectural-Modelmaking-2e-Nick-Dunn/dp/1780671725/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538038189&sr=8-1&keywords=architectural+modelmaking)

Exhibitions, Media and Events

Miller, S. 2018 WHAT WE DO HERE – Exploring Learning Through Making documentary short feature display at TIME SPACE EXISTENCE exhibition for the Architecture Biennale at Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy, June – November 2018 (Weblink: http://blogging2.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/sedlab/?p=4422)

Miller, S. 2018 18th Century Sketch Modelling: Modelling Ideas on the Grand Tour Presentation at the ‘Joined Up Thinking’ Symposium, Palazzo Rossini, Venice, November 2018

Backhouse, J. Miller, S. 2016 – B.15: ARCHITYPES 2016 – Present (weblink: http://blogging2.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/sedlab/?page_id=3979)

Backhouse, J. Miller, S. 2017- Atelier La Juntana: A Modelmaking Summer School, Grosvenor Gallery 5/12/17 (weblink: http://blogging2.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/sedlab/?p=4190)

Backhouse, J. Miller, S. 2014  B.15:45 Architectural Modelmaking Exhibition 2014-2016 (weblink: http://blogging2.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/sedlab/?p=3723)

Backhouse, J. Miller, S. 2015 – Modelmaking in the Digital Age Symposium, Manchester, 09/03/2015 (weblink: http://blogging2.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/sedlab/?p=2267)

Saul Parker-Backhouse – B.15 Workshop Assistant


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B.15 Modelmaking Workshop, University of Manchester, Humanities Building


Saul Parker-Backhouse is a Technical Assistant at the B.15 Modelmaking Workshop at Manchester School of Architecture. Having worked closely with the B.15 workshop on a number of projects since 2015, he took up a full-time position in early 2019. Saul represented the workshop as part of Atelier La Juntana modelmaking summer school cohort in Summer 2019 before curating an exhibition of the works in Manchester later that year.

Prior to his role at MSA, Saul worked freelance in a design studio based in Manchester. He has worked on projects including bespoke exhibition installations, small scale model commissions and was involved in design/make projects employing extensive array of materials and construction techniques.

Saul has keen interest in woodwork and furniture design, exploring these skills in his spare time and also has a strong passion for vintage Vespa restoration.

Exhibitions, Media and Events

Parker-Backhouse, S. 2019 – B.15 Sun, Sea and Modelmaking: Atelier La Juntana 2019. (Curator, Design and Construction) (http://b15.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/?p=5051)

Backhouse, J. Miller, S. 2016 – B.15: ARCHITYPES Exhibition 2016 – Present, (Design and Construction) (http://b15.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/?page_id=3979)

Backhouse, J. Miller, S. 2014 – B.15:45 Architectural Modelmaking Exhibition 2014-2016 (Design and Construction) (http://b15.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/?p=3723)