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A Virtual Panel Discussion

Making Happy Space

This event took place on
Thursday, 29 July 2021 at 11.00 am
But you have not missed out, you can catch up with the video recording on our Youtube channel

Project Image: The Larick Centre, Fife.  Design by Collective Architecture. 

Hosted by two architects from Collective Architecture, winners of Architect of the Year at the 2018 AJ Architecture Awards.  

The panellists will be presenting their Community, Cultural and Care projects to explain their collaborative working processes ensuring client and user needs are fully captured.


Architects, Mairi Laverty and Ewan Imrie from Collective Architecture shall discuss some key award-winning Community, Cultural and Care projects to explain their collaborative working processes (to ensure that client and user needs are fully understood) and their ideas in designing spaces for people to feel comfortable, safe and inspired. 

The Panel

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Ewan Imrie
Architect, Collective Architecture Glasgow

Ewan Imrie is an experienced architect at Collective Architecture having joined in 2004 after completing Advanced Architectural Design at Strathclyde University. Before architectural studies, Ewan completed an honours degree in Fine Art Sculpture at DJCAD in Dundee, was an artist based in Glasgow and ran a small design and build company delivering exhibitions. Ewan has been a 5th Year Architecture tutor at Strathclyde University since 2006 and currently runs a design unit titled Provocation, Art and Political Space. 

Ewan’s projects vary dramatically in scope and scale, ranging from bespoke exhibitions and a museum storage facility in Paisley to the delivery of large-scale housing regeneration projects. Ewan’s projects have been highly acclaimed and have won numerous awards in reflection of his exceptional design ability, rigorous attention to detail and understanding of place. Recently, The Secret Collection in Paisley won several awards for excellence in dealing with a technically challenging refurbishment of a basement into a publicly accessible museum facility.


Ewan’s current projects include a new Central Library for Paisley, Collective Architecture’s own office fit out in Glasgow, alterations to the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden and a residential home for young adults with autism at Camphill School, Aberdeen. 

Mairi Laverty
Architect at Collective Architecture

Winner of 'Young Architect of the Year' at the Scottish Design Awards 2021, Mairi is an Employee Elected Director and architect at Collective Architecture. Mairi joined Collective Architecture in 2010 after completing her Masters in Advanced Architectural Design at Strathclyde University. During her studies, she spent four months studying at the ETH in Zurich.  Since joining Collective Architecture, Mairi has worked on multiple projects ranging from sustainable masterplans, public buildings, large scale housing, conservation and regeneration projects.


Mairi is currently developing proposals for Phase 1 of the Water Row regeneration project in Govan, Glasgow.  Mairi is also leading projects in the North East of Scotland which include the RIAS competition-winning Camphill School in Aberdeen and the Bilbohall Regeneration for Moray Council.


Mairi has also taught part-time at Strathclyde University and has engaged in student design reviews as a guest critic at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and The University of Sheffield.  In addition to teaching, Mairi has been a judge for the Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Awards and has most recently presented as a keynote speaker at the Aberdeen Society of Architects Annual Dinner and Design Awards..

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Virtual Event

Making Happy Space

Thursday, 29 July 2021 at 11.00 am

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