360° magazine

Summer 2009

Featuring articles on the new diploma in construction and the built environment, a design competition for students in San Francisco and our usual round-up of news and events.

Cover of 360° magazine: Summer 2009

Teaching the built environment diploma

The new diploma in construction and the built environment is under way and CABE has been bringing together key players to discuss the next steps. You’ll see from the report there are some great ideas around, but also some issues to be resolved.

Learning from San Francisco

Do you want to inspire your students with an unusual competition? The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco did just that. Its design competition for high school students has run for 40 years, with many winners going on to be successful as architects, design professionals or engineers.

Manchester’s new college and library

Students and the public both enjoy high quality facilities together, now that The Manchester College and the North City Library have united. This landmark project in Harpurhey has won a top award for its design, by Walker Simpson Architects, and is proving a source of inspiration for the local Building Schools for the Future programme.

Ever wanted to design buildings?

It’s not just architects who design buildings. If you enjoy fi nding solutions to technical problems, mechanical engineering could be the job for you. Buro Happold’s Richard Walder tells Lydia Coelho at 360° why he loves his job and what inspires him.

Plus our usual round-up of news and events.

Published on 9 June 2009