Old Chapel Studios

OCS-1 OCS-2 OCS-3Old Chapel Studios, Holbeck (United Kingdom) 2011

Leeds Beckett University 

The Old Chapel Studios is a rehearsal studio in Holbeck and required a new build community classroom for meetings and classes. This live project started as collaboration between Old Chapel Studios, Bauman Lyons Architects and students, with students producing a vast range of design proposals in a week long studio competition. Karl Braidwood and Charles Ryan-Hicks’ shortlisted shipping container proposal helped shape the actual project. The students of the winning entry were invited by the Architect to produce the visualisation for the planning application. Our input ended at this point but the project was recently completed by adaptation of portacabins instead of containers.

Client: Chapel Studios

Tutors: Simon Warren, Des Fagan and Simon North

Students:  Josh Boydell-Smith, Joseph Charles Walton, Joel Roderick, Ashley Ball, Sam Stalker, Karl Braidwood, Charles Ryan-Hicks, Aimee Major, James Norton, Christopher Pickup, Yue Zheng, Lauren Heys, Stewart Craven, Savio Ngai, Chris Pepper, Amy Montgomery, Mimi Kwan, Harvinder Mudhar, Zoltan Deak, Rachael Branton, Claire Burrell, Sam Gilding, Andy Bates, Felix Hatton, Ron Graham, Yue Zheng, Jamie Ho, Adeline Zeter, Chris Pickup, India Solanki, Nick Wright, Jack Wakelin, Lee Wade, Todd Harrison, William Board, Lauren Connolly, Matt Baker, Jack Davey, Alex Passey, Matt Grindley, Sam Hayes, Besnik Abdiu, Valbona Canolli and Korab Bergolli

Research Question: Introducing students to collaborative working through the vehicle of an architectural ideas competition in design studio.

Link: cagd.co.uk/projectoffice


Curricular, Self-funded, Months, 11-50, Analytical, Propositional, Commissioned, Students with tutor, Undergraduate, Architecture, Leeds, Leeds Beckett Univ.