Scott Miller – B.15 Workshop Technical Manager
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B.15 Modelmaking Workshop, University of Manchester, Humanities Building
Scott Miller is the Workshop Technical Manager of 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 and has since collaborated with Mecanoo, SimpsonHaugh, HENN and Bjarke Ingels Group.
He is the primary author of past and ongoing projects on the B.15 Modelmaking Workshop blog www.manchester.ac.uk/b15workshop
Miller, S. 2021. “Piecing together the old and new” 23/09/2021 The V&A Research Institute (VARI), Available at www.vam.ac.uk/blog/projects/piecing-together-the-old-and-new
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
‘Shaping Space: Architectural Models Revealed’ September 2021 – March 2022. Curated by Dr Simona Valeriani of The V&A Research Institute (VARI) and The Building Centre, Research and Construction of a 1:125 scale replica of the original antique model of the Royal Albert Hall.
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)
Lara Gerrard is a workshop technician in the B.15 Modelmaking Workshop at the Manchester School of Architecture. She began her technical career in 2017 as a workshop technician at the Liverpool School of Architecture where she worked across many areas linked to model making including, manual fabrication workshop, laser cutting and 3D printing. She is also an alumni of The Herschel Programme for women in technical leadership. Prior to this Lara obtained a degree in 3 Dimensional Design at the Manchester School of Art in 2015. Through her degree she worked with a wide range of materials and processes specialising in sustainable and eco materials in her final year.
Lara’s interests lie in being creative and encouraging creativity throughout the design process. She enjoys being innovative and exploring the most appropriate material and process for the project. She has also created a small workshop at home with a laser cutter working on personal projects and small commissions of home decor.
Lara is looking forward to working with students in B.15 to help support their project ambitions and ensure a safe and creative place in which to work.
Paulina Voang is a Technical Assistant at the B.15 Workshop. Prior to this role she worked as an architectural modelmaker at Richard Threadgill Associates, London. This further developed her passion and understanding in architectural model making and after relocating to Manchester she broadened her skillset and worked within the theatre industry as a Prop and Set Maker for local and West End productions.
Paulina also has an interest in creating wire sculptures and has been working on personal projects and commissions over the years. These sculptures range from architectural to more playful subjects.
She’s keen to help students discover the varied and imaginative ways model making supports their projects at the B.15 Workshop.
Angus is a Technical Assistant at the B.15 Workshop and graduate of the Manchester School of Architecture, where he completed his MArch. He had previously studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He has experience working as an Architectural Assistant and in a wide range of roles for cabinetry and carpentry workshops. He has also undertakes carpentry work on a self-employed basis.
Throughout his studies and work experience he has developed a strong interest in model making, particularly casting and woodworking processes. Additionally he has a passionate interest in furniture design, woodcut printmaking and material economies.
Having been a student working in the B15 Workshop, he is looking forward to bringing his experience and knowledge into this new role and work with current students to foster creative and experimental architectural models and objects.