Working with the University of Huddersfield School of Art, Design and Architecture


We are pleased to be partnering with specialist estate agents Charnock Bates on a project with the University of Huddersfield School of Art, Design and Architecture.


The project, named “A Home For Change” has been created for second year students studying a BA in Architecture where they have been set a brief to develop and design a property on a live site.


The proposed site, located in Meltham has been set a brief and build cost budget by the team for the students to realistically design a home within set parameters. Additionally, part of the brief encourages the students to consider the effects of future climate change.


Both Fibre Architects and Charnock Bates have been heavily involved in the planning of this project with the aim to inspire and encourage each of the students’ academic & career development.


Isobel Smith, Marketing Coordinator at Charnock Bates has been assisting the students from an Estate Agent perspective, she comments “Having first hand experience of advising private clients on similar properties, I hope to help the students consider the saleability of the properties they design.”


Fibre Architects’ Director, Martin Booker, has been offering first hand experience in considering the site, brief and design process, he comments “I’m really excited to be working with the second year students, particularly on how they will respond to the site context and consider climate change in designing homes of the future.”


The deadline for the project is in November, where Martin and Isobel will work closely with the course leaders to recognise & acknowledge the best design solutions.