MJP’s Liz Pride & Michael Ritchie Contribute to Metric Handbook

Liz Pride (Director Emeritus) and Michael Ritchie (MJP’s Director of Education) have written the guide to the design of Student Housing and Housing for Young People for the new edition of the Metric Handbook – the authoritative reference book of design data used by architects and designers worldwide.

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Their guide is written at a time of significant change in the funding of universities, with implications for the needs and expectations of students. Private developers have become major providers of accommodation, and students are becoming increasingly discerning as the range of options for accommodation expands.

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Liz and Michael’s guide reviews these key trends, describing the different styles of accommodation and implications for the ‘student experience’. The guide gives detailed information on design, including standards and legislation, to provide a sound basis for understanding this interesting building type.

The new 6th edition of the Metric Handbook is edited by Pamela Buxton and published by Architectural Press in March 2018. It will be the fourth edition in which MJP have contributed the section on student housing.