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Interior Architecture and Design: Graduate Stories

Recent graduates from Interior Architecture and Design at Leeds Beckett University, explain their final major projects to our current students. Listen to their poetic, theoretical and political presentations.

In the below videos our recent graduates from 2020, Anna Foster, Wai In Pun and Michal Ferens discuss their final major design projects whilst studying Interior Architecture and Design at Leeds Beckett University.  Some of the topics they cover include:

  • Detailed thinking used to create a meaningful and sustainable brief 
  • The concepts, strategies and manifestos that have driven their design processes 
  • How they developed the skills to become not just designers but also narrators, storytellers and choreographers of sculpted space
  • Exploring the beautiful graphic renderings they produced of their proposed designs


BENEDICTUS SANTATIS, by Anna Foster sees the ruin of Monk Bretton Priory poetically reimagined as a space where research looks to harness the power of nature to create bespoke natural remedies. 

Michal Ferens - RESONANCE

RESONANCE, by Michal Ferens plots a renaissance for the St Leonards Building and Multi Angular Tower from its previous use as a hospital, through theoretical approaches to create a new location for investigation of objects of archaeological, architectural, or historic importance. 

You can also see Michal's work on the 2020 Leeds School of Arts Festival Site.


FALSE TRUTH, by Wai In Pun, politically agitates The Palace of the Arts Exhibition Hall to coalesce a new northern region HQ for the Labour Party. 

You can also see Michal's work on the 2020 Leeds School of Arts Festival Site.

Amanda Wanner

Senior Lecturer / Leeds School Of Arts

Amanda is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and a Liverpool based Architect who has been practicing in the city since 2001. She is also guest critic and studio tutor at Liverpool University and a design review panellist and enabler for Places Matter!

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