A Greater Manchester Symposium 2018

On Tuesday 19th June 2018, we held our second Manchester Architects Symposium, with the theme being ‘A Greater Manchester’. This year we were focusing on important issues relating to the development of Greater Manchester by showcasing some of the significant developments being built across the county today.  Our first talk was given by the Chair of the […]

Awards Winners 2018

The quality of the submissions for the awards this year has been excellent once more and Paul Monaghan and I had a really tough job to choose the winners across all of the categories. Thank you to all who have submitted and congratulations to all who have submitted the shortlisted and winning projects. Thanks also […]

Manchester Architects Bowling Social

We were ‘bowled over’ by the support of the MA Bowling social at Dogbowl! Another brilliant night of food, fun…and bowling of course, at the annual bowling social at Dogbowl on Wednesday with a full house. With stiff competition this year it was anyone’s game from the start. With over 60 members at the event […]

2018 Lecture Series: Rolf Nielsen (C.F Møller Architects)

Another hugely successful lecture in the 2018 series!     Following the lecture we would like to thank our speaker, Rolf Neilson of C.F Møller Architects, for his fascinating talk on the practices projects over the years. From the practices development of Danish modernism through the 1920s, and how it influenced the design approach over the decades, […]

Manchester Architects presents the 2018 Travel Bursary

Calling all architecture students! Submission deadline midnight tonight! You’re eligible to apply for a £2000 travel bursary to conduct a research proposal on the role of satellite towns in city developments. A collaboration between Manchester Architects and Manchester School of Architecture would like to present the 2018 Travel Bursary. This year the award is focusing […]

Building cakes with Aliya

The art of building cakes with Aliya

Firmness, commodity and delight – those Vitruvian principles apply just as much to cake baking as they do to well-designed buildings. And with the graduate employment market as tricky as it is, one Manchester Architects member has diversified her skillset. Aliya Farjo has recently completed her MArch / Part II architecture degree at Liverpool John […]

Sixtwo receive Building of the Year award from Richard Murphy

Your work recognised at MA Awards 2017

We celebrated architecture across our incredible city on 14 June, in the Manchester Architects Awards 2017. With awards across 14 categories – from commercial to community, and built to unbuilt – we presented awards to architects of all levels of experience. The standard of entries was exceptionally high. Judging was conducted independently by legendary architect, […]

Future Manchester Symposium 2017

Future Manchester Symposium 2017

On 12 June 2017, we held our inaugural Future Manchester Symposium – bringing together architects from across the city to celebrate pioneering projects on our doorstep, and discuss critical issues and themes in the coming months and years. Held in the superbly-restored Deansgate tunnels of 53two, guests were served food and drink courtesy of our […]

Patrick Arends

MECD: the most ambitious building in UK higher education?

Stand its main hall on one end, and it would be the fifth tallest building in the UK. That’s the sheer scale of the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) – one of the single largest construction projects ever undertaken by a British university. Behind the project is Mecanoo, the Dutch powerhouse responsible for HOME and […]