Welcome to the 2021 Manchester School of Architecture on-line end of year exhibition.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our digital show. Disappointingly, we are not able to host an in-person event, but nonetheless we are sure that you will enjoy viewing the work of our incredible students who have been magnificent this year in the way they have accepted the situation, maintained their passion and commitment to the discipline, and produced some fantastic work. This resilient attitude will stand them in good stead in their careers ahead.

On display is the student work from across the School, including BA and M.Arch Architecture (and in particular our Ateliers which celebrate difference), Master of Landscape Architecture, as well as a window into the day to day activity of the MSA with features on aspects such as our Provocations debates, MSA Live (formerly Events), our student society MSSA, and staff research.

Despite the unusual circumstances we have been working in, it has been an exciting year in the School with future plans being sown for new programmes, a new staffing structure, prestigious international links, enhanced links with practices, and a continuation of our impressive research trajectory to mention just a few. We were also joined by eminent Manchester architect, Stephen Hodder who was appointed as a Professor of Architecture alongside his work at Hodder + Partners.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the School staff and Associate Lecturers who have been incredible in their support for the students despite often dealing with the personal challenges that the pandemic has brought to us all.

We would also like to thank the numerous practices, organisations, and community groups who’ve contributed to our curriculum this year, we are so grateful for your continued support in these difficult times.

We look forward to seeing you in person next year but in the meantime, please enjoy the show online!

Professor Kevin W Singh
Head of Manchester School of Architecture

Professor Stephen Walker
Head of Architecture at the University of Manchester

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SCHOOL WIDE ACTIVITIES AND INITIATIVES

All School Project ASP 2020 was a one-day, collaborative, mixed year, online, student-led project
MSA Live MSA Live 21 is the latest in the MSA’s annual programme of collaborative student-led live projects
B.15 Modelmaking Workshop The workshop team have provided online tutorials, a bureau service for digitally manufactured elements of student projects, as well as continuing to support on-site workshop users.
Advanced Digital Design The ADD team support the development of digital skills in the School.
Open Lectures Online delivery has allowed both our guests and audiences to expand beyond Manchester towards a global audience.
Studio Skills The Studio Skills programme has provided students the opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques to develop their design skills.
Staff Research The COVID 19 pandemic and the new online platforms allowed us to reach broader audiences and to build networks and research projects globally from our own cities.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity A Code of Practice for Manchester School of Architecture
Climate Emergency How the MSA is addressing the issues of a climate and biodiversity emergency.