Residents / Architecture Places 2016

This is a partnership project with the nationwide Festival of Architecture 2016 which is part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Innovation Architecture and Design. Selectors, Ian Gilzean, Chief Architect, Scottish Government; Kirsty Macari, Senior Planning Officer, Angus Council; Jonathan Reeve, Voigt Partnership; Lucy Byatt, Director, Hospitalfield.

  • Fergus Purdie

    Architecture Places 2016

    Central to Fergus Purdie’s practice are the ideas and values of the Scottish Polymath Sir Patrick Geddes, foregrounding the examination of the architect as urbanist and refocusing the civic relationship between people and city towards a community of purpose. His work seeks to explore the interrelationship between practice, research and teaching. Over recent years his projects have included single dwelling houses, arts projects, studios and galleries, housing and community initiatives. Fergus Purdie has taught at Dundee School of Architecture and the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen. He was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy in 2012 and has been Principal Editor of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) magazine.

  • Sofia Oliveira

    Architecture Places 2016

    Sofia Oliveira is an EU accredited architect graduated from Lisbon Technical University, Portugal. Had a bursary to study at Politecnico di Milano and Roma Tre University in Italy and practiced professionally in Lisbon and Amsterdam. After moving to Scotland, decided to re-focus her career and completed the MSc Sustainable Community Design at Heriot-Watt University, which included a 3 week residency at Findhorn community and a field trip to the sustainable city of Freiburg, Germany. She has a particular interest in low carbon buildings, passive design with natural ventilation, environmental friendly materials and the adaptation of buildings for climate change effects.

  • Thomas Woodcock

    Architecture Places 2016

    Thomas Woodcock is an Architect with Elder + Cannon Architects in Glasgow, with previous architectural practice experience in New York City and England. Developing a diverse range of projects both in terms of scale and nature, including arts, residential and historical restoration.

    Along with being an invited critic at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, GSofA, his own personal practice explores the use of classic architectural techniques and standards as a fine art practice, utilising the discipline to explore themes of isolation, repetition and perfection, produced through a series of reductive imagery and models.