Live projects and OxArch

Live projects play a big part in how we teach. All students in the School of Architecture are given the opportunity to design and make work for a real client. We have strong links with local authorities, NGOs, developers, local cultural organisations and the leisure construction industry. You will have many opportunities to visit buildings and developments as part of your learning experience. Our active student society, OxArch organises building visits and weekly lectures by leading international architects and designers. Recent guests include Make, Peter Cook, Stelarc, Hugh Broughton, Paul Smith and Stanton Williams.

OB1 Live

OB1 LIVE is an innovative programme of design projects commissioned by community based clients and created by students of architecture at Oxford Brookes University.

OB1 LIVE was founded by architects Jane Anderson and Colin Priest.

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About

The idea of OB1 LIVE came from a desire to formulate an informal opportunity for a group of year one architects to build something over the long summer vacation. Starting in 2007 with a bird hide and then the subsequent year as a public installation - mistakes were made and learnt and newly acquired skills developed in preparation for the following academic year. Since then we have brought live projects into the curriculum during the semester and have been lucky to collaborate with many more clients with interesting and challenging briefs.

An essential part of the OB1 LIVE experience is reality. Real clients. Real planners and building control inspectors. Real institutions. With real budgets, construction and site constraints. We work with many stakeholders and all students participate in the project, as they feel able.

The design projects undertaken reflect the many creative minds that have volunteered their time to the projects. Often the year one is over-looked for the older years – but we feel there is energy and precision in these fresh architectures and as such each project is unique, site-specific and valuable.

As we move on we are excited about the possibilities and scale of future OB1 LIVE projects and would like to thank Oxford Brookes University and all those who have been involved or supported these projects.

Programme Leader:
Jane Anderson

Contact

Professor Jane Anderson

Professor Jane Anderson

Programme Lead for Undergraduate Architecture

Jane Anderson is a qualified architect and Programme Leader for Undergraduate Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. She has worked as an architect for Arup Associates in Germany and for Brocklehurst Architects in the UK. Her built projects focus on low energy design and the use of natural materials.

Her involvement with architectural education began in 2001 as a participant in the innovative architectural tutor training course at University of East London. As a design studio tutor at Sheffield University from 2002-5 she had the opportunity to teach with Ruth Morrow and collaborated with her on the book "Building Clouds, Drifting Walls" that documented the activities of the year one design studio there. Since 2008 she has run the year one Architecture and Interior Architecture courses at Oxford Brookes University with Colin Priest.

Her experiences in teaching and practicing architecture have informed her book for undergraduate students and teachers of architecture entitled "Architectural Design", published by AVA in September 2010.

OB1 LIVE Projects

School of Architecture
Oxford Brookes University
Gypsy Lane
Oxford OX3 0BP

Contributors

  • CABE Space
  • Columba Architecture
  • Countrywide Signs
  • Creation Theatre Company, Oxford
  • Dark Angels
  • EXYZT
  • Film Oxford
  • Gifford
  • Group A, Goldsmith College, University of London
  • Jericho Residents Association
  • Mike Halliwell
  • Letraset
  • London Festival of Architecture
  • National Architecture Student Festival
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Oxford City Council
  • Oxfordshire Association for the Blind
  • Saison Poetry Library, South Bank Centre
  • The Story Museum
  • zectorarchitects.net

Participants

OB1 LIVE 07+08s

Nadhira Abdul Halim, Hadil Abdulwahab, Dorota Adamczyk, Marta Adamiec, Harriet Ainscough, Zeina Al-Derry, Jamal Aleem, Camilla Andresen, Thomas Atkinson, Samaneh Arghavani, Colin Austin, Joshua Aylett, Henry Battey, Enrico Beer Boimond, Christina - Zili Bekiari, Emily Berry, Matthew Betts, Daniel Bianchi, Emma Boswell, Richard Bryant, Hester Buck, Sarah-Jane Bushen, Donata Buzinskaite, Sam Calder, Sara Carpenter, Luke Carver, Ewan Cashman, Duncan Catterall, Charlotte Chambers, Stefania Chytiroglou, Oliver Cleveley-Jones, Matthew Cook, Christopher Cooke, Rebecca Cornish, Maria Damoutzidou, Molly De Courcy Wheeler, Tam Dibley, Matjaz Dolnicar, Sara Dudgeon, Maria Dumitru, Lindsay Duncan, Elliott Ehrenberg, Leigh Ellis, Jordan Enaboifo, Christos Erotocritou, Gemma Evans, Patrick Fernandez, Geoffrey Finnimore, Anthony Fitheoglou, Margaret Forrester, Federico Franconi, Chee Hou Goh, Jennifer Gray, Diana Grecu, George Guida, Melissa Hack, Jonathan Hallam, Limal Harris, Aaron Harwood, Nicholas Hatcher, Harry Hawkins, Georgina Haycraft, Matthew Hinkins, Valentina Ioannou, Roshan Jayatissa, Frans Khan, Hannah Kayes, Annabel Knightley, Ara Ko, Henry Kong, Macsen Lake-Edwards, Antonina Lassithiotaki, Winson Lau, Alexandra Lawrence, Chi Lam Leung, Mia Lewis, Alison Lloyd, Alex Macfarlane, Hamish Macpherson, Jennifer Macro, Wandrille Madelain, Thomas Mansfield, Timothy Martin, Marianne Mehdizadeh, Plamena Momcheva, Jennifer Moran, Victoria Morton, Iva Nedyalkova, Dominic Norman, Alexander Nqai, Laura Oliver, Zoe-Maria Osborn, Maria Panagiotou, Philip Park, Sean Payne, Lucy Peart, Samuel Pew Latter, Liga Piraga, Shiva Pouryousef Khameneh, Nicola Pring, Shahgari Ramachandran, Chris Reid, Paul Renwick, Francine Ganter Restrepo, Joe Robey, Andrea Roe, Hamid Saghaeiannejadesfahani, Simon Sandford, Shreni Sanghvi, Richard Sansom, Antonia Santoro, Jonathan Shmulevitch, Karisma Shoker, Rosemary Sinclair, Michael Siwek, Jonathan Snell, Sania Sohail, Susanne Stavseng, Risa Tadauchi, Tristan Taylor, Rebecca Thorner, Dimitrios Tsagkaridis, Jessica Tubb, Hallam Tucker, Helena Tunbridge, Matthew Turner, Aasmund Vinje, Sophie Walker, Christopher Wejchert, Matthew Williams, Richard Williams, Ruby Wilson, Elizabeth Witney, Christopher Yah, Kuralay Yesmukhanova, Marisa Zeolla, Izabela Zoryk

Jane Anderson, Colin Priest with Emmanuel Dupont, Stephanie Schultze-Westrum, Colin Smith, Mick Scott and Amanda Li Hope

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Tash Barry, Valentina Billios, Sarah Bevan, Debbie Botham, Jack Case, Joe Chilvers, Joe Giddings, Matt Gibbs, Helena Howard, Vaagisha Kapur, Ryan Kingsnorth, Marko Milovanovic, Stiliyana Minkovska, Charlie Palmer, Joe Penn, Louisa Preece, Bryony Preston, Shaun Ryder, Matt Sawyer, Dan Sweeting, Grace Wong, Sarish Younis

Jane Anderson, Colin Priest

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Abigail Dunlop, Adam Hart, Akcasu Atamert, Alastair Clarke, Alessandra De Mitri, Alessandra Koengeter-Johnston, Amy Wong, Ana Mohirta, Ana Popielarska, Anar Nurseitova, Anisa nachett, Areege Al Zubaidi, Ashleigh Usher, Ava Richardson, Avishkar Saha, Ben Pollock, Bryony Henson, Bryony Preston, Cameron Johnston, Caroline Sistelli, Catherine Channon, Charles Byron, Charles Palmer, Charlie Maden, Charlotte Chambers, Chiok-Junn Li, Chloe Skry, Christina Brierwood, Christoph Braeckelmann, Christopher Desborough, Christopher Lipski, Daniel Sweeting, David Cooper, David Jones, David Lisk, Debbie Botham, Deborah Odita, Emir Tigrel, Emma Jones, Fearghus Raftery, Frans Khan, Genevieve Peel, Gerard Fries, Grace Wong, Greg Griffiths, Guinevere Stephens, Guy Fielding, Harriet Callaghan, Harriet Holliday, Heidi Gillett, Helena Collett, Helena Howard, Hiten Patel, Huda Jaber, Ieva Rutkauskaite, Imogen Prus, Jack Case, Jack Hardy, James Evans, Jamie Crapnell, Jamie Simmons, Jasmin Eastwood, Joanna Gorringe Minto, Joanna Latham, Jonathan Hasson-Doggrell, Jonathan Lakin, Jonathan Leung, Jonathan Wilson, Joseph Armstrong, Joseph Chilvers, Joseph Giddings, Joseph Penn, Joshua Molnar, Kaja Knutsen, Katie Rudin, Konstantina Faltaka, Konstantinos Papaoikonomou, Laura Pickervance, Louisa Preece, Lucinda Prophet, Marissa Ogbeide, Mark Phelan, Marko Milovanovic, Martino Gasparrini, Matthew Gibbs, Matthew Rosier, Matthew Sawyer, Matthew Williams, Melissa Nemer, Monique Wyrley-Birch, Naomi Sayers, Natalie Dossor, Natasha Barry, Nathaniel Shields, Nicholas Hutton, Nina Williams, Nurhidayah Ab Razak, Oliver Cleveley-Jones, Oliver Cradock, Paul Renwick, Qendrim Gjata, Rena Tsangari, Robert Bridges, Rosanna McNamara, Ryan Kingsnorth, Sam Harper, Samuel Deane, Sam Goodall, Sarah Beven, Sarish Younis, Shaun Ryder, Shenaz Mayani, Stephanie Lewis, Stiliyana Minkovska, Sumandeep Sehmar, Suzanne Duncombe, Tegen Montgomerie, Thomas Barnes, Thomas Hall, Thomas Jelley, Thomas Reeves, Thomas Selby, Thomas Smith, Thomas Wildbore, Tom Reynolds, Tomislav Biberovic, Vaagisha Kapur, Valentina Billios, Wojciech Gryz, Xana Murrell, Yiing Ng, Yuliya Marina

Jane Anderson, Colin Priest, Ana Araujo, Emmanuel Dupont, Stephanie Schultz-Westrum, Andrea Placidi

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Ellie Nicholls and Ralph Saull

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Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez, Areege Al Zubaidi, Josh Allen, Sebastian Andraos, Ergit Bedalli, Anna Beer, Zineb Benslimane, Imogen Blaikie, Eugenie Bliah, Paul Boldeanu. Robert Boltman, James Booth, Sophia Boyd, Joseph Brown, Juliet Burch, Ayiannis Christofides, Raluca Cirstoc, Merete Claudi-Nielsen, Elliott Cohen, Ned Collier Wakefield, Dino Dale, Chloe Dawber, Ciara De La Cour, Robert Dennis, Edivaldo Dias Dos Santos, Vincenzo Di-Trolio, Joess Dos Santos, Edmund Drury, Matthew Dueck, Denisa Dumitrescu, Jerome Edwards, Joshua Evans, Marco Facchin Moretto, Richard Farrelly, William Fisher, Louis Fleming-Gale, Stephanie Forbes, Jason Fowler, Gavin Fraser, Lauren Fresle, Jonathan Gillett, Harry Grocott, Ali Jawad Habibi, George Haines, Michael Halloran, Alexander Hammond, Sarah Jane Harrop-Griffiths, Adam Hart, Rachelle Hitti, Geoffrrey Howells, Elizabeth Johnson, Katie Johnson, Karla Johnson, Chase Kaars-Sijpesteijn, Bernard Kargbo, Thomas King, Stefanie Kuhn, Fraser Leach-Smith, Constantine Lemos, Sophie Lewis, Christos Markides, John Marshall, Stephen Monk-Chipman, Jack Morton-Gransmore, Jonathan Motzafi-Haller, James Muller, Julia Neophytou, Holly Newnham, Eleanor Nichols, Funmilola Oluleye, Jonathan Paley, Bharat Pankhania, Jung A Park, Emma Parsons, William Peck, Hannah Pells, Michael Pozerskis, Amin Rahman, George Regnart, Abigail Reid, Alistair Rennie, Alexander Richardson, David Royston, Eugenie Sainte Cluque, Ioannis Sakkis, Alim Saleh, Ralph Saull, Austen Scott, Tarek Shalaby, Federico Sher, Stephanie Spiteri, James Spittle, Miranda Squire, Michal Stepien, Lindon Stewart, Joshua Thomas, Henrik Thomassen, U To, Johan Torklep, Anastasia Tsoka, Savraj Virdee, Laurence Walter, Charlotte Whatcott, Abigail Whitelow, Jonathan Woolford, Lauren Wright, Farah Yusof, Anna Zezula

Jane Anderson, Colin Priest, Ana Araujo, Emmanuel Dupont and Dirk Lellau