#NoBuildingAsUsual Call For Students!

Post updated in November 2022

Dear Students of all built environment professions – if you are interested in participating in No Building As Usual, please fill in this application form and we will keep you up to date with opportunities as they arise.

Many of you have asked us for further details, so here we’ve posted a list of FAQs and a Photo Gallery of our past live builds, to give you a better sense of what NBAU looks like.

If you question isn’t answered below, please email us at info@studiobark.co.uk with G112 NBAU in the subject line.


What is expected of students?

We will expect you to be on site from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, working as part of the build team. During this time you will be supervised and supported by Studio Bark and the #NoBuildingAsUsual expert collaborators from a range of built environment backgrounds.

Other responsibilities include attending the themed workshops, building your own living facilities, helping with cooking and co-writing a weekly build update blog. All tasks will be supported by Studio Bark and expert collaborators.


What will I learn?

For a list of learning outcomes relating to the NBAU 2021 programme which saw the building of Nest House in Hereford, please read our scoping document here


Will I get paid/ Is there an allowance?

We’re working hard to secure sponsorship for each student so that there is no cost to you. However, securing funding to pay for students’ time has not, so far, been possible. We understand that this will prevent many students from being able to participate and is something we will continue trying to address.

We have been running live-build projects for around 12 years and have found that, in order to make the educational offering truly outcome-focused, we need to set aside a lot of time and overhead expense. We will always be open book with costs to help build trust between all participants and collaborators.


Is the programme accredited?

The programme is supported by the RIBA, ACAN and Timber Development UK (previously TRADA and TTF) but the programme is not accredited at this current time.


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