Students from the Faculty of the Built Environment participated in this year's edition of Archivisit held in London between the 9-16 July. The fourth edition of Archivisit organised by SACES in collaboration with senior lecturer Perit Mark Borg was supported by Innovative Architectural Structures (iAS), the Planning Authority and the Building Construction Authority. As in previous editions, the focus of Archivisit was best practices in architecture and structural engineering, sustainable design in construction projects achieved as a collaboration between consultants, and the value added by construction project management.
The participants attended presentations and workshops at established international architectural and engineering service firms such as Arup, Skidmore, Owings & Merill (SOM) and Make Architects. Ongoing construction sites with carbon neutral targets such as Olympia London and Unity Place in Milton Keynes projects were also visited by the group hosted by Wintech and LOM firms respectively. The students also had the opportunity to review the work of other students from the Bartlett School of Architecture, whilst visiting their facilities and model making workshops. Other walking tours were organised at Kew Gardens, where a number of projects by Mizzi Studio are featured. The National House Building Control (NHBC) also hosted the students at their headquarters.
Archivisit founder and senior lecturer at the Faculty of the Built Environment, Mark Borg, stated that this year's Archivisit experience has been yet again successful in showcasing the best practices in architectural design, structural engineering, facade engineering and project management with a common objective of sustainability in construction projects.
SACES President, Kathryn Vella, emphasised the importance of Archivisit for students, especially since it provides students from the Faculty for the Built Environment the opportunity to physically visit and understand the architectural design, project management, and regulation systems used by some of the world's best architectural firm.