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Architecture519 offer their congratulations to Joe Hobson and Jonathan Martin for the successful outcome of their recent CIAT interview.

The application process involved a detailed assessment of experience in relation to four core competency areas; Designing, Practising, Managing, Developing. Supporting evidence was gathered to accompany the application which was evaluated by CIAT moderators to ensure compliance with the Institute’s requirements. After receiving a pass on the first stage of the application, attendance at a professional interview was required. The interview panel studied the application and following  an interrogation on their knowledge of the construction process, contractual matters, skills and experience and on aspirations for the future, delivered a pass and a welcome to Chartered membership of the Institute.


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Site works are well underway at Hovingham Primary, as the on site action shot shows Interserve Construction are pouring the concrete for the lift pit, and the foundations are in for the delivery of the modular units towards the end of the month. The modules, currently being fabricated by Integra Buildings, will arrive and be craned into position after the May bank holiday, then the external cladding, and external masonry skin applied, so dramatic changes will be seen by pupils and teachers alike on their return from half term break.


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Friday last week saw the final review of the University of Huddersfield Diploma II architecture students, with a great level of work presenting a culmination of the last 5 months of hard slog, into tangible well considered buildings from a wide range of building types.

Their work is now in the final push for submission at the end of the month, and the long awaited End of Year Show on 9th June.

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Works are underway at Hovingham Primary School, Harehills, Leeds to deliver a new Key Stage 2 facility, internal reconfiguration works and redressing of the existing Early Years Village with Interserve Construction. All to a critical programme delivery date of September 2017 term start.

The Key Stage 2 facility is to be a modular build so come this time next month the site should look dramatically less empty.

Not a bad day for a site visit either.

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As the deadline rears its head over the ever approaching horizon the Diploma II Architecture students at the University of Huddersfield are progressing well, and keeping a keen eye on the final pin up. A519 Design Associate Lee Holmes, has been involved with the external reviews at the university for over 8 years, and this years cohort are proving that the standards are still high. From the pragmatic approach of a Sports College, with integral research lab, which even at this stage is turning into credible and buildable scheme, to projects with a more theoretical slant of Adhocism. After Googling to get up to speed, this particular projects sets very interesting brief which poses the argument of creating architecture through organic growth within established parameters, and takes the architect out the equation.

It is great to see their progression and also to evidence that our words of wisdom aren’t lost on them, however it is also very refreshing to see that our inputs are challenged. There is always something for the tutors and visiting reviewers to learn from the students

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Architecture 519 recently visited one of our mixed-use, delivery projects in London. Due to be completed by the end of the month, the scheme comprises 90 private residential units, commercial accommodation, a landscaped podium and car parking.

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After a lengthy planning, and Listed building consent process, including detailed conditions, Architecture 519 can confirm that the project in North East Leeds has gained full planning, Listed building approvals, and also discharge of the various conditions to the modern extension to the Grade II listed property for a private client. The existing building is part Georgian and part Victorian which set an interesting challenge to the project team to propose a sympathetic intervention to de-clutter the rear façade and to unify the two architectural languages of the existing house, whilst providing the desired accommodation for the client.

The project began on site early 2017, and is due for completion in the coming months.

The image shown is an early conceptual approach to balance the old and the new, and the GIF demonstrates the conceptual approach to the form and massing.

[F5 should refresh the GIF if it doesn’t loop.]



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Planning Approval has been received for a new Key Stage 2 facility at Hovingham Primary School in Leeds. A two storey modular solution has been proposed, to restrict the disruption to the school during term time, and also to minimise the impact on a relatively restricted site. Although modular in construction the building will be clad in single skin masonry whilst on site to provide a robust plinth, and give the modules permanence, this is coupled with a rainscreen cladding to the first floor of the teaching block, with projecting box windows. The South side of the building which sits adjacent to the tree lined boundary and at a lower level to the neighbouring residential properties is to receive a contrasting and stealthy cladding, as can be seen in the proposed elevations.

The construction is part of a site wide rationalisation and landscaping scheme and due for completion in September 2017.


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The arrival of spring and sunshine made our recent progress meeting at Leeming Farm a joy. The oak frame is looking great and as the scaffold comes down you start to get a real feel for the building. Glazing is due to arrive any time now and will provide another visual leap forward. We’re looking forward to sunny site visits being the usual from now on!

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Despite the BIM revolution Architecture 519 like to keep our hand in [literally] and our drawing skills as sharp as our pencils.

This week saw Alan Ramsay our resident Sketcheteer giving a master class to our architectural team, with some impressive results. Hand drawing is still a key skill in the armoury of an architect to be able to communicate our ideas and to explore the design possibilities and allow the scheme to evolve.