Architecture Professional Practice Business Plan Exhibition

Final year BArch (Hons) Architecture and BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology pitch their business plans to the general public.

Final year BArch (Hons) Architecture and BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology pitch their business plans to the general public.

Academics and people interested in the business plans were given the opportunity to walk around the exhibitions with an assessment form, rating each exhibition being pitched to them. The rating included the content, images, professionalism, enthusiasm and evidence presented. Groups used both visual images on panels and electronic images to present their plans.

On the day, Gavin Tunstall, BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology Course Leader explained: "The final year students are presenting themselves as new design companies, in the form of a trade exhibition, responding to 'clients' visiting their stand. There are a total of 20 groups which are presenting their exhibitions."

One exhibition was run by a group called The Design Collective, whose business idea involved having a variety of members who each specialize in a unique part of the design process, meaning that potential clients can be reassured that capable individuals will cover every aspect of their project. The business plans were set in the year 2020, so the exhibitions showcased how the business had developed since the students graduated in 2014.

Miles Kelsey, final year BArch (Hons) Architecture was a part of The Design Collective team. After the exhibition he told us: "Open exhibition has enabled us to devise a fictional company, launching in 2020. It's been an invaluable project; we've all really enjoyed working in a team and dreaming up our 'ideal company'. We feel it has well equipped us for the future as the project has very realistic industry links."

Architecture Professional Practice Business Plan Exhibition

Published on 3 April 2014
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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