Category Archives: News and Events

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

Exhibition for RIBA Visiting Board

                The RIBA was in town last week for the quinquennial visiting board. The event is essential for the validation of Parts 1, 2 and 3 for RIBA accreditation. Part of their visit

Exhibition for RIBA Visiting Board

                The RIBA was in town last week for the quinquennial visiting board. The event is essential for the validation of Parts 1, 2 and 3 for RIBA accreditation. Part of their visit

Architect’s Journal Small Projects Award

Birmingham Co.Lab has recently submitted 2 projects to the Architect’s Journal Small Projects award, celebrating the best schemes with a contract budget under £250,000. We submitted the Flatpack Palais and Dudley Zoo Tecton Installation. Whilst both projects are both very

Architect’s Journal Small Projects Award

Birmingham Co.Lab has recently submitted 2 projects to the Architect’s Journal Small Projects award, celebrating the best schemes with a contract budget under £250,000. We submitted the Flatpack Palais and Dudley Zoo Tecton Installation. Whilst both projects are both very

RIBA Research Matters: Collaboration is not a dirty word

I was invited to talk at RIBA’s Research Matters Conference on 15th November at RIBA headquarters in London. The conference aims to introduce and connect research across all the RIBA validated schools, and is a forum for a wider debate on

RIBA Research Matters: Collaboration is not a dirty word

I was invited to talk at RIBA’s Research Matters Conference on 15th November at RIBA headquarters in London. The conference aims to introduce and connect research across all the RIBA validated schools, and is a forum for a wider debate on

Forthcoming Open Lecture

Mary Kelly, architect and self-build specialist will be talking to our current Co.Lab students as part of your ongoing commitment to represent the broad nature of architectural practice. BIAD Parkside, rm 436, Mon 21 October, 12:00

Forthcoming Open Lecture

Mary Kelly, architect and self-build specialist will be talking to our current Co.Lab students as part of your ongoing commitment to represent the broad nature of architectural practice. BIAD Parkside, rm 436, Mon 21 October, 12:00

Project Launch, 2013-14

Today saw the launch presentation for all 10 projects in this year’s Co.lab inititive. Students will be updating their progress via the blog. Below is a full list of projects: IDBF Community Launch              partner: DanceXchange Hodge Hill Landscapes              partner: Hodge

Project Launch, 2013-14

Today saw the launch presentation for all 10 projects in this year’s Co.lab inititive. Students will be updating their progress via the blog. Below is a full list of projects: IDBF Community Launch              partner: DanceXchange Hodge Hill Landscapes              partner: Hodge