Creating an image of the future at Bristol Business School

18 June 2018

Creating an image of the future at Bristol Business School

Since the opening of the £55 million Bristol Business School for the University of the West of England in April 2017, ISG has been involved in a research project to collect user experiences using photography and social media. 

The project, a collaboration with the client, architects Stride Treglown, and furniture supplier Godfrey Syrett, has gone from strength-to-strength since its launch in February 2018, engaging with students, staff and visitors of Bristol Business School, to fully understand how they use the new space. 

By using the hashtag #myUWEBBSview, building users are invited to post a photo to Instagram, and feed back how they are using the building, what it means to them, and why they took the picture.
The idea behind the campaign is that we can then learn from the experience of the end users, and transfer this knowledge into future building design. 

As part of the engagement project, illustrator, Jenny Leonard, visited the site, creating a colourful impression of the building’s exterior. 

The project has received positive engagement from students, staff and visitors alike, which is reflected in Jenny’s artwork, where emotional and sensory user experiences help create the vibrant skyline. 

Watch the video to see how Jenny’s artwork was put together. 

Rob Martin, managing director for UK Construction West, commented: “Feedback from staff and students using the new building has been excellent and this is a great showcase project for ISG, building on our portfolio of progressive facilities for our forward-thinking education client base. 

“This is also a great example of collaboration on a ground-breaking, post-occupancy evaluation project.”