B.15 Staff

 

Jim Backhouse – Senior B.15 Workshop Technician

Jim.backhouse@manchester.ac.uk

0161 275 6853 & 0161 275 6876

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

www.manchester.ac.uk/b15workshop

Jim Backhouse is the Senior Technician at the B.15 Modelmaking Workshop at Manchester School of Architecture.  Jim has been a longstanding contributor to architectural education at Manchester having been leading and consulting projects at the B.15 workshop since 1994. Prior to starting work with the University Jim obtained a degree in 3D Design: Wood, Metal and Ceramics from Manchester Polytechnic in 1991 and has worked across a variety of trades within the construction industry. Since graduating he has had design work published in Design International Magazine and Ceramics Review.

Published Work

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)

Technical Consultant – Dunn, N 2013 Architectural Modelmaking, Second Edition (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

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)

 

Scott Miller – B.15 Workshop Technician

Scott.miller@manchester.ac.uk

0161 275 6853 & 0161 275 6876

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

www.manchester.ac.uk/b15workshop

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

saul.parker-backhouse@manchester.ac.uk

0161 275 6853 & 0161 275 6876

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

www.manchester.ac.uk/b15workshop