One week intensive courses have been launched in a Plymouth bakery offering 3D architectural design and scones for July and August.
The courses were the idea of Plymouth-based architectural technologist/designer Robert Bedner and architect Richard Smith, who have started a new company to run the courses called Cobalt Studio.
They told the PRSD:“We both run architectural businesses already and felt that it had been difficult to find employable and skilled architectural designers.
“It felt like people were not getting the kind of real world skills that they actually needed before working in an architectural or design office.
“Our training is based using actual sets of construction documents from professional offices that have been generated from actual projects on an actual sites with actual clients and consultants and materials – this and the fact that industry professionals are teaching the material is what sets us apart from other schools and institutions.”
They came up with the idea over coffee at the Royal William Bakery in Plymouth and as luck would have it, the bakery owner Clive Cobb became interested and offered the teaching space.
“It’s an ideal space within one of the great historic buildings in Plymouth to experience, discuss and teach digital design,” said Robert.
The first one-week 3D course is set to run from July 1 to July 5 and there are still some places left (and yes lunch is included).
Further information and contact details are on the Cobalt Studio website.