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 […]