The ASF UK (http://www.asf-uk.org/) are developing powerful training and methods for co-production of development with some of the most dis-empowered communities: Resilience by Design, Change by Design and Challenging Practice .
Also Key note by Irena Bauman spoke at the Challenging Practice Design in Uncertain Global Times staged by ASF in March 2016 and mapped the ASF methods across work of BLA- a commercial practice that shares ASF values.
Irena Bauman was interviewed for the “Yorkshire Vision Magazine” on June 2016. The article starts with the headline: NOT SO GRIM UP NORTH. “Architect Irena Bauman tells John Grainger how Leeds. which once epitomised the decay of post-industrial cities, has completely transformed itself”.
We spent a fascinating day at BIS in April with many of the players involved in developing UK capacity for offsite construction and here is the final report from Cambridge University with the findings from the Construction Leadership Council Innovation Workstream (Buildings) Roadmap for Modern Methods of Construction
Bauman Lyons are working with Citu Developments and Leeds Becket University on developing high performance timber frame system for manufacture in Citu factory due to be commissioned in autumn this year. This research and development project is supported by Innovate UK.
Bolsover: The Assembly Rooms, Hilltop, Bolsover, S44 6NG. 13 April from 12pm – 7pm South Normanton: The Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, DE55 2EJ. 14 April from 12pm – 7pm Clowne: The Schoolroom, Clowne Methodist Church, North Road, Clowne, S43 4PF. 20 April from 12pm – 7pm Shirebrook: The Christian Centre, 18-26 Main Street, Shirebrook, NG20 8DG. 21 April from 12pm – 7pm
We are pleased to have secured our third Innovate UK research grant to develop the MassBespoke™ parametric construction system. The grant is for building a full prototype and the project will start in June 2016 and run till May 2018. We are working on this project with ARUP, Stage One and Simply Rhino.
Massbespoke panel cut by Matt Murphy debated with Arup team
We are delighted to have been appointed to progress Derby Silk Mill through to RIBA Stage 3 and thus be given the opportunity to continue working with Derby Museums’ Silk Mill team to support their innovative approach and their vision of what museums can be in the future. We are also pleased to continue our involvement with Derby, where we have worked on other schemes, such as the refurbishment of Marble Hall in Osmaston and Sadler Bridge Studios.
Joining our team will be Leach Studio, specialists in developing inspirational visitor environments, to develop the look and feel of the exhibition and learning spaces.
We held a great workshop here at BLA on Digital Making – What Kind of Future in construction Industry. A lot of good discussions amongst Irena Bauman, Matt Murphy and Maria Hensall from BLA, Melissa Mean from The Factory, Ivan Rabodzeenko from Chop Shop, Phil Langley from Bryden Wood Architects, Jonathan Wilson and Colin Dixon from Citu as well as Alastair Parvin from WikiHouse.
The workshop was hosted as part of our Innovate UK funded feasibility study into integrating construction supply chain.
We are looking for a number of architects with 3-4 years post Part 3 experiencewith diverse skills sets.
We invite applications from architects with strong design skills and excellent construction knowledge as well as familiarity with Passivhaus standards and other aspects of sustainability and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Archicad and BIM skills would be an advantage.
We are also looking for architects with co-production and engagements skills, experience of working with user centred design on buildings and strategic frameworks . Strong graphic and social media skills would be an advantage.
We are also looking for Part 2 students who wish to develop some of the skill sets listed above but also graduates with interest and skills in parametric design and coding. We are happy to consider applicants who are wishing to combine study for part 2 with working.
We are working on a variety of projects in the North of England including masterplanning, regeneration strategies, new build low carbon housing schemes, listed buildings refurbishment, light touch/high impact improvements to social housing, bottom up regeneration strategies and research projects.
We work 5 days in 4 – long days but 3 day weekends! We are keen on good gender balance in the team.
The South Link to Leeds Station has now been open for a few weeks and it’s been great to see how well it’s used and the benefit it has brought to passengers accessing that part of Leeds. Some of our staff now find their commute up to the office a lot easier and faster too!
The South Link was a project that we were involved with up to design development “Network Rail GRIP Stage 4”, which included the planning permission for the £16m new southern entrance to Leeds City railway station, extending out over the River Aire and connecting into the Dark Arches, a designated heritage asset beneath the railway viaduct.