For the last two years of my degree, I worked with fellow MArch graduate, David Clark, on an integrated pathway design project. Our final thesis project, The Creviced City, investigated and explored ways of revitalising Lisbon’s deteriorating downtown area.
In addition to Building Design’s ‘Class of 2015’ and the 3D Reid Student Prize, the project was nominated for an RIBA President's Medals Student Award, and subsequently featured in the awards exhibition at RIBA’s headquarters in London. This was a great chance for us to showcase our work to a wider public audience while learning from other award entries nominated by architecture schools around the world.
John Kinross Scholarship trip to Italy
Along with two other ECA alumni, 2014 Painting graduates Rachel McBrinn and Violetta Muñoz, I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of ten recipients of the 2014 Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) John Kinross Scholarship.
This provided a unique opportunity for me to produce work of my own interest while based in Florence (Italy) over a period of six - twelve weeks. To have the freedom to create new work with an emphasis on architecture through writing my own brief truly tested everything I had learnt at Edinburgh over the years.
Whilst in Florence, I travelled frequently and often documented my journeys to places such as Rome, Milan and Venice either through films or hand sketches. One of the highlights was when I stumbled across a small group of journalists and academics who were being given an intimate guided tour through the Architecture Biennale exhibition by the curator Rem Koolhaas himself!
The work myself and other recipients produced is currently on show in a group exhibition, Dimmi (Tell Me), at the Patriothall Gallery as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.