Calum Duncan, Director

Calum graduated from Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen (BSc Hons) in 1996, followed by a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde in 1998 (March) and qualifying as a registered Architect in 1999. He worked at Malcolm Fraser Architects in Edinburgh for 17 years, including a number of significant completed Public Arts, Commercial and Education projects: Dance Base, Edinburgh; Dance City, Newcastle; Berwick Workspace and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

 

ECCI for the University of Edinburgh achieved BREEAM ‘Outstanding,’ the first Listed building to achieve this rating for sustainable design. This alteration of the significant Old High School building was a complex project from the perspective of conservation, access requirements and sustainability.  Since ECCI, Calum was involved with overseeing the refurbishment of 1 Cockburn Street for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and has developed proposals for significant alterations to the 1950’s Queen’s Hall, Dunoon which brings a new café, library and meeting spaces as additions to the existing repaired and altered 500 seat auditorium.

 

Calum has spent 10 years sitting on the Cockburn Association Cases Committee and sits on the Cockburn Urban Design Group. Currently a tutor at The University of Edinburgh and has been a visiting critic/ lecturer at Strathclyde University, Mackintosh School of Architecture and Manchester School of Art.

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Gillian Storrar, Architect

Gillian Storrar graduated for University of Edinburgh, March MA (Hons) in 2011, and nominated for the RIBA President’s Silver Medal Student Award, then qualifying as a registered Architect in 2015.

 

Gillian’s Master in Architecture  thesis investigated the way that architecture can reinforce existing site qualities and act as a catalyst for regeneration, developing a continued interest in sensitive design approaches and sustainable interventions.

 

Since graduating, Gillian gained experience both technically and creatively at two of Edinburgh’s respected practices. Examples of project experience include Bridgend Community Farm House and the award winning Arcadia Nursery for The University of Edinburgh. These projects are closely connected with masterplanning of their sites, where the building makes the most of the whole site through connecting the inside generously with the outside, then carefully considering knitting proposals with the external spaces and routes. At Arcadia Nursery, Gillian gained experience of how to co-ordinate the sustainably and visually rich ‘cross laminated timber’ structure. The project won the Wood for Good and RIAS Award 2015.

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Billy Morgan, Architectural Assistant

Billy’s MA Arch project considered the needs of refugees who often arrive in countries where they have been granted residence independently of their family members.  The proposal is based on a short-stay shelter in Leith caters for fragmented refugee families, providing a system of accommodation by which they might gradually become whole again. Throughout the shelter, an emphasis is placed on interaction and socialisation between the families through the provision of communal living spaces, as well as communalised cooking and eating facilities.

 

Billy’s professional experience includes working in Neil Dusheiko Architects, London and Selgascano, Madrid. He is currently a member of Civic Soup, an Edinburgh-based architecture collective focussed on community engagement and opening up public space. Outside of Architecture, Billy teaches piano.

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