The RIBA’s Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF) has published a booklet ‘Small Budget BIG IMPACT!’ to tie in with their recent exhibition and film.
The aim of ‘Small Budget BIG IMPACT!’ is to celebrate small projects of high quality which have made a significant positive impact on life in universities and other HE institutions. Selection criteria included: design flair and imagination; exceptional added value; innovation; sustainability; occupant satisfaction; excellent use of materials; and enhancing accessibility and inclusion.
The publication features introductions from Ian Caldwell (HEDQF Chairman) and Ryan Wain (King’s College London Students’ Union President 2009/11)
‘Small budget BIG IMPACT!’ – the film featured eight of the projects (including MJP’s SteamBridge) – each chosen because they embodied the ambition to use design innovation to extract the maximum value from modest funding. The 13-minute movie is available to view on Youtube.