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Huddersfield chartered surveyors sets design project challenge for architecture students

Students within the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield will be working alongside two well-established companies within the property industry over the coming weeks as part of their syllabus this year.

Martin Booker RIBA Managing Director of Fibre Architects and Isobel Smith Marketing Coordinator for Charnock Bates visited the University last week. They set students a brief with part 1 being to visit and research a live, rural site in Meltham, develop and then design a property based upon a specific client’s lifestyle, requirements and build cost budget.

Part 2 of the brief is for the students to consider climate change. They must adapt and redesign their property designs based upon a different West Yorkshire in 50 years’ time whereby the county has experienced ‘considerable climate change’.

With Fibre Architects being dedicated to creating innovative and strategic designs across all property sectors, Martin Booker RIBA Managing Director for Fibre Architects is eager to see what exciting designs the students will come up with: “This is a very exciting & interesting project challenging the students to consider the contextual design of a sustainable house for a modern family in a rural setting, and how changing climate will affect architectural design of homes in the future.”

Charnock Bates, an established firm of Chartered Surveyors and part of the Walker Singleton Group specialise in the sale of country, period and fine homes across West Yorkshire, and have first-hand experience of advising private clients on the types of properties the students will design for the client brief.

Ben Waites AssocRICS Residential Partner Charnock Bates comments: ‘We are delighted to be working with Fibre Architects and the University of Huddersfield on this unique project, providing students with a real-world scenario based on current market trends and requirements. It is essential that we do our bit and engage with educational organisations such as the University of Huddersfield to ensure the next generation of surveyors, architects and designers are well equipped to deal with the future challenges and changing landscape of our built environment.’

The two established companies are set to guide the students in what is anticipated to be a great project throughout the month which will hopefully inspire the students and give them a further insight into tasks that might be typical of what they may come across in the future as they progress into the working world.