David-Adam Ajene

Architectural Technology BSc(Hons)

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Oliver Massey

Architectural Technology BSc(Hons)

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Architectural Technology BSc(Hons)

Our Final Year Architectural Technology students have worked on a diverse range of design challenges in their Major Project Dissertation this year. As a first cohort being graduated after the course restructuring in 2017, students’ project explored design topics as: how to introduce flexibility to the design of immunology centres; how to integrate sustainable design strategies to improve thermal comfort of health centres; and how to apply sustainability assessment systems to support the design of mixed-used buildings. Furthermore, our graduating students had explored housing design strategies involving self-building, retrofitting and modularity techniques. Within the particularity of those themes, all these projects had to considered the complexity of the needs of building users, constructability challenges, and the demands of climate and location. At the heart of this process was the students’ continue development of communication skills highlighted through the use digital design technologies that are central in the construction industry (e.g. Building Information Modelling, BIM). As whole, these dissertation projects present a great balance between the academic and practical skills of our Architectural Technology students, with a strong emphasis on enterprise and continuing professional development, towards the standards set by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology (CIAT).