Matthew Glover, undertaking MArch at University of Northumbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
In 2014 I graduated from the University of Northumbria, with a First Class BA(Hons) in Architecture (RIBA Pt I). My final degree project was the Visitor Centre at Steel Rigg. It aimed to become the main assembly point for Hikers, Cyclists and Rock Climbers throughout Northumberland.
This project was recognised by the ArchitectsJournal and was published in the Student Starchitects edition 25.07.14. The project also won the award of NNPA ‘The Sill’ visitor centre prize in association with JDDK Architects and Ryder Architecture Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Design Project.
I am currently working towards a MArch Part II at the University of Northumbria. During my Part I experience I worked with GRIDarchitects.
The first project of my Part II was a visitor centre in Northumberland. Following being shortlisted by the client and two public consultations, my design was put forward as the inspiration for the final design of the project. The second project I worked on was the design of a PassivHaus. This was the first residential design I had created and I built the model using Revit for the first time. Currently this design is in the final selection of designs chosen by the client to be put forward to build.
Alongside the projects I was working on for my Part II, I was selected by the team of tutors at Northumbria to lead a team of students (assisting the tutors) through the design of an Art Platform in Suncheon, South Korea as part of an international architectural competition.
The final project of the first half of my Part II was the design of an arts district in Kiev, Ukraine. This was a group project and my team was chosen by the tutor leading the project to work to collate all other group work for this project into one main design that would be put forward to the client. I am looking ahead to a site visit in Kiev in the first term of my final Part II year.
My work is also available on Behance.