Category Archives: News and Events

Project Electives for 2015/16

Phew! At last, we are able to launch this year’s set of projects that our students will participate on. Each project will be updated on the Co.LAB blog, illustrating the full process undertaken by the students – and hopefully showcasing

Project Electives for 2015/16

Phew! At last, we are able to launch this year’s set of projects that our students will participate on. Each project will be updated on the Co.LAB blog, illustrating the full process undertaken by the students – and hopefully showcasing

New commission: Curzon, Italian Quarter

image source: Brummagem magazine, ‘Remembering Birmngham’s Italians’, pp.6-9 We are pleased to announce our newest commission. We have been approached by the Friends of Eastside Community Park to work on a project to design a commemorative structure, marking the historic

New commission: Curzon, Italian Quarter

image source: Brummagem magazine, ‘Remembering Birmngham’s Italians’, pp.6-9 We are pleased to announce our newest commission. We have been approached by the Friends of Eastside Community Park to work on a project to design a commemorative structure, marking the historic

Creative Industries Federation

Jonathan Todd, chief economist of BOP Consulting, an international consultancy specialising in culture and the creative economy, recently reported on the launch of the Creative Industries Federation. The event focused on Birmingham’s creative ecology with strong representation from some of the

Creative Industries Federation

Jonathan Todd, chief economist of BOP Consulting, an international consultancy specialising in culture and the creative economy, recently reported on the launch of the Creative Industries Federation. The event focused on Birmingham’s creative ecology with strong representation from some of the

School Events: Concrete + Jam

It is that time of year when students have just about finished their work for the year. Last thing on their timetable is the annual events, giving students the opportunity to work on more unconventional design tasks.

School Events: Concrete + Jam

It is that time of year when students have just about finished their work for the year. Last thing on their timetable is the annual events, giving students the opportunity to work on more unconventional design tasks.

2014 Blog Review

The techie people at WordPress have kindly created an automated annual review of our blog. That’s nice of them. Some of it was actually interesting enough to share. “The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This

2014 Blog Review

The techie people at WordPress have kindly created an automated annual review of our blog. That’s nice of them. Some of it was actually interesting enough to share. “The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This

BOM Receives Planning Approval

The refurb design for Birmingham Open media has received planning approval. Co.LAB’s first project to receive planning, will consist of a public gallery, cafe, darkroom, co-working space and photography studios. The proposal is now being developed for building regulation approval and

BOM Receives Planning Approval

The refurb design for Birmingham Open media has received planning approval. Co.LAB’s first project to receive planning, will consist of a public gallery, cafe, darkroom, co-working space and photography studios. The proposal is now being developed for building regulation approval and

BOM Construction Progress

Fit out of the interior work is progressing with the new internal screens in place and lighting fitted. The structure is designed to separate the key areas with a visual language borrowed from the existing mezzanine construction which dominates the space. The

BOM Construction Progress

Fit out of the interior work is progressing with the new internal screens in place and lighting fitted. The structure is designed to separate the key areas with a visual language borrowed from the existing mezzanine construction which dominates the space. The

Elective Projects 2014-15

Wednesday saw the launch of this year’s elective projects at the Birmingham Midland Institute – in a rather grander room than what we are used to. We are pleased to say that the range of projects are incredibly diverse and

Elective Projects 2014-15

Wednesday saw the launch of this year’s elective projects at the Birmingham Midland Institute – in a rather grander room than what we are used to. We are pleased to say that the range of projects are incredibly diverse and

Opening of Hidden Spaces Exhibition

 image credit: Victoria Crozier Photography Finally the exhibition opens at a private launch party on Friday 20th June with guests from Birmingham City University, Associated Architects, Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Post. A massive congratulations (and thank-you) to all

Opening of Hidden Spaces Exhibition

 image credit: Victoria Crozier Photography Finally the exhibition opens at a private launch party on Friday 20th June with guests from Birmingham City University, Associated Architects, Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Post. A massive congratulations (and thank-you) to all