Collective Architecture’s Michael Dougall has been selected as the new President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects. At 30, Michael will be the youngest ever president, after being a key member of the GIA’s Architecture, People and Places Committee for 3 years.
Michael is Project Architect for the recently completed Cutty Sark Community Centre in Bellsmyre.
He will succeed the current President, Michael Jarvis, in April 2014.
The clod cutting ceremony took place today for GHA’s development in Sighthill. Designed by Collective Architecture, the scheme will provide homes for 141 residents of Sighthill, with a mixture of 3 and 4 storey flats and houses.
The ceremony was attended by Councillor Gordon Matheson who cut the first piece of turf, alongside future residents, representatives from GHA and CCG and Project Architects Fiona Welch and Mairi Laverty.
Photo credit: GHA
Next Thursday Chris will be hosting a panel discussion at The Lighthouse as part of the launch of SEDA’s new magazine entitled ‘Are cities green?’. The magazine features an article on Green Infrastructure by Collective’s Jude Barber.
The event is free and places can be booked by emailing email@example.com
Following on from our feasibility study for the 7 Lochs Wetland Park, GCVGNP, CSGN and The Glasgow Institute of Architects launched a competition to design a ‘Green Bridge’ linking the park. 18 entries were submitted, and 5 teams have been shortlisted. The judges, including Collective’s Lizzie Smith who was a lead consultant on the feasibility study, were very impressed by the quality of submissions.
A presentation from the 5 shortlisted teams and an exhibition of all entries will take place on Wednesday 13th November at 6pm, at DNA Glasgow 12-16 South Frederick St.