After five years of studying at Manchester School of Architecture I have developed a particular interest in a new role of the architect. This interest inspired my dissertation title 'Break the Mould - Bridging the gap between the user and the architect.' Throughout the dissertation I looked at both the historical role of the architect and start to develop a new type of architect that was able to communicate and utilise the needs of the user unlike the stereotypical, egotistical architect seen in the media. This interest has inspired my work as I aim to produce concepts and proposals that the end user can relate to and also be involved with as I believe that architecture should be focussed on process just as much as product. Whilst being part of msap it has broadened my views on the affect architecture has on the user and the power we have as architecture students to empower the community.