Applied Technology in Architecture and the Fulham Scouts

A group of Diploma Architecture students are working with the 15th Fulham Scout Group to create a live construction project.

Date: 24 November 2017

In November, a group of fourth year Diploma Architecture students are working with a new client – the 15th Fulham Scout Group.

The students are taking part in their annual week-long design charrette for the Applied Technology in Architecture module. The module emphasises the exploration of advanced technical, material and environmental issues and provides a focus on ‘live’ construction projects. The is an intense time of making models and prototyping details in the Cass Works workshops, culminating in a presentation of group designs.

This year the students are working on a live brief for the 15th Fulham Scouts: a meeting room and leader sleeping facility for their campsite in Biggin Hill. This follows on from last year's 'de-mountable building' on the same campsite that is being developed as the first phase for the scouts’ campsite.

The live project follows an approach from the Fulham Scouts to Cass Projects, the school’s live projects office in 2015. The offer from the Scouts resulted in a school-wide invitation for expressions of interest to make proposals to the Scout group.