This year’s Purcell Design Programme focuses on ‘drawing as a visual language’ and explores how illustration can be used as a tool to communicate architectural concepts, capture atmospheres and represent thoughts.
Open to applicants from all studios of all levels, it aims to create a community of passionate designers, a space where Purcell colleagues can share ideas and learn from each other. The workshops range from engaging in discussions around the culture of drawing within the built environment to live drawing workshops and extended drawing exercises between sessions. The programme aims to develop new styles and techniques, nurturing the team’s confidence to become more expressive in their own visual languages.
Below are the group's drawings alongside the work that inspired their styles.
Breaking into smaller groups, each person in the programme shared a piece of work by another whose style they aspired to understand further. The first session ended with Design Partner Alasdair Travers introducing a homework piece: to interpret a view of Tai Kwun in your chosen style.