STAGE 3: 2012-2013
My Stage 3 consisted of two main projects: one a town planning project to build a salt making visitor centre in Saltcoats on the Ayrshire coast; the other to build a Hydropath and residence for 7 people in the Culzean Castle Estate.
Stage 4 explored what to do with the site of Glasgow’s recently closed hospitals. This took the form of the Urban Housing project; a group exercise to create a master plan to reintegrate these sites back into the city and the Urban Building; an athaneum that would act as a draw to the area. I explored the idea of regeneration for my Athaneum to urban farming both in the buildings form and programme while relating it back to the wider master plan for the expansion of the Glasgow University Gilmour hill campus into the old Western Infirmary.
My stage 5 thesis looked at how public space is used in Madrid throughout the day to establish a new open air museum and park that will tell the story of Madrid and establish new connections through the city. For the park element of the thesis I explored the seasonality of Madrid to come up with a planting scheme to create different atmospheres throughout the year. I also did a Post Graduate elective in Building Energy Modelling using TAS to test how changes of the building fabric would influence its energy usage.
MSc ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHITECTURE
I’m currently studying for a Masters in Environmental Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art. My current area of interest is in passive environmental strategies for public buildings.
“ANATOMIES OF ARCHITECTURAL FORM” EXHIBITION
This is an exhibition celebrating 25 years of precision model-making in the Mackintosh School of Architecture (MSA).