Carolyn Butler studied BA (Hons) Architecture at University of Manchester, graduating in 2009. Her final year design project was a Design and Bio-technology Centre that fused the new biomaterial research, emerging creative industries and retail with Manchester’s historic industrial past by designing, manufacturing, selling and re-using biodegradable products. The project was based upon the principles of industrial symbiosis, ‘cradle to cradle’ and closed loop systems.This project was awarded the MSA Prize for Outstanding Innovation for Sustainable Design.

After graduating she worked for BDP in Manchester working on a range of different projects including schools, youth centres, office buildings and masterplanning. The main project being a new build school built in Bentley Microstation using BIM for which she produced drawings from planning to construction stages and managed to see it well onto site before leaving to return university.

During her first year at University of Westminster she was in DS14 and produced a butterfly sanctuary as her design project. It sought to re-establish five butterfly species that were currently in the ‘danger’ zone. The sanctuary was formed of a grafted willow structure that grew over time and provided habitat for butterflies as well as a public space in the Hackney marshes.

Carolyn has most recently been working for Broadway Malyan over the summer between diploma years and was involved with high end residential and office projects in London. Additionally she has three individual projects comprising of extensions to a farmhouse, a sea house and a shop which involve getting planning and building regulation permissions.

Carolyn is now looking forward to studying in DS10 for her final year.

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