Posted: 23 August 2023
Lomax + Wood sent one of their employees, Joshua Wood, to the Sherborne Urban Design Summer School Programme, by the Create Streets Foundation as Part of Lomax + Wood’s cooperation with the Traditional Architecture Group to ensure the education and improvement of staff members.
Lomax + Wood are a bespoke timber and aluminium composite, window, door and garden room manufacturer. While a greater proportion of the projects supplied and completed by Lomax + Wood are homes and offices in cities, they also supply and fit framed windows to smaller suburbs and hamlets. The course covers the architecture and design of these places very well, so it is entirely relevant to the company.
- “A three-day residential course to provide an introduction to designing beautiful, sustainable, prosperous, economically and socially successful places that will stand the test of time.”
This was to experience and learn about superb architecture and design, gain an insight into urban planning, and meet different architects, developers and planners that would help Lomax + Wood to better serve future clients.
"Set in the heart of the beautiful market town of Sherborne in Dorset, this course will introduce core urban design principles including the idea of place, mixed-use neighbourhoods, public space, gentle density, landscape, building typologies and architectural language. You will also explore the connections between urban form and design with wellbeing, sustainability, prosperity, value and popularity.” – The Create Streets Foundation.
Please see the course itinerary below:
The summer school will be led by Dr James Armitage BSc BArch (Dist) PhD RIBA, a practising architect and urban designer who has extensively researched the relationship between community and urbanism. He is a fellow of Create Streets and has lectured or run crits at the Universities of London, Bath, Cardiff, Yale (US) and Notre Dame (Rome).
Lectures, teaching and review, were also provided by other members of the experienced Create Streets team, including:
Nicholas Boys Smith MA MPhil (Dist) AoU FRSA – founding director of Create Streets, chair of the Office for Place. He is also the author of many studies into the links between design with well-being and prosperity and has lectured at many universities including Oxford, Manchester, Leeds and London.
Robert Kwolek BA – senior architectural designer at Create Streets who leads a wide range of master-planning and design coding projects across England and teaches at the University of Oxford.
George Payiatis BA MA – senior urban designer at Create Streets who leads a wide range of master-planning and regeneration projects across the UK.
Joshua Wood only had good things to say about this course and described it as an enjoyable way to learn with interesting and relevant people within the industry.
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