In memento we put a strong empathise on understanding the atmosphere you are creating within your proposal so visuals are early on in the studio calender in terms of design. By creating visuals early you can start to determine materials, experiment with light, consider thoroughly your decisions about voids and incisions and you are pushed to make informed decisions. Due to the nature of the existing building the connection between the old and new is very important – this is something Gintare has been working tirelessly to try and work sensitively with. So whether the student be working in model format or drawing (or both!) we can, as tutors, begin to see what is in their heads!