Architects and Architecture

Image of cinema model

Development model for a cinema          Elephant and Castle, London                Erno Goldfinger (1902-87)                     1963 

All buildings are designed by someone.
For centuries people have designed and created their own buildings. Today designing and building is a complex team effort.
Find out about the roles played by clients, architects, builders and engineers over the centuries.
Follow the architectural process from first ideas through to the finished design.
See how the processes of creation, development, presentation and building have evolved.
Examine a huge range of sketches, models and drawings used by architects to

  • show original concepts
  • develop stable structures
  • present ideas to clients
  • communicate with contractors

Compare traditional drawing instruments with the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) today.