Project Image: Port Ellen Distillery by Michael Laird Architects
Join us for a discussion on how the brand and customer journeys interact, influence and dovetail the architectural vision when designing striking and functional buildings for the drinks industry.
“We believe it is always important to reflect on what we do and how we do it. As such, we are keen to discuss the design process in the distillery/drinks sector and how we adapt this to celebrate the industrial process of making alcohol” — Michael Laird Architects.
Project Director, Michael Laird Architects
Stuart joined as an Associate at MLA in 2017 after setting up and running a successful Architectural Studio in both Glasgow and Edinburgh for 11 years. After graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a First-Class Honours degree and Masters Degree with Distinction, he worked on a wide range of projects on various scales for private, public and commercial clients in the UK and overseas.
Stuart is responsible for delivering several projects within the office with a particular focus on creativity and design. He has a holistic design approach and prides himself on maintaining excellent client relationships. In addition, he has a strong passion for understanding and successful implementation of project briefs regardless of size or type.
Creative Director, Contagious
From Retail designer in London for brands like Virgin, Tesco and Marks & Spencer to industry award winner for creativity, experience and design effectiveness. Lecturer at Moonshine University in Kentucky, where his work can be found in distilleries, brand homes, airports, and bars worldwide, including Aberfeldy, Islay, Dublin, London, Louisville, Manhattan, and Texas.
Jason and his team specialise in brand experiences that help turn customers into advocates, who return time and again and want to share their brand experience with others.