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PROFESSOR DAVID McCLEAN

The Scott Sutherland School Head of School Head of School, Professor David McClean closely works alongside the society throughout the year, suggesting themes of interest within the school and the world of architecture that the society can help bring to the front of the discussion. David has also expertly chaired debates between visiting architects for the society. 

BILL BLACK

 

Richard Murphy Architects M.Arch Unit 1 Tutor Bill Black is a Director at the hugely successful Richard Murphy Architects. Bill has an inspiring outlook into the world of architecture which he has shared previously during society debates and lectures. Bill co-runs the M.Arch Unit 1 alongside Professor Gokay Deveci. The unit questions urban themes predominantly based in Aberdeen and the local areas. 

 

ALAN DUNLOP

Alan Dunlop Architects M.Arch Unit 2 Tutor Professor Alan Dunlop is a renowned name in the practicing and educational world of architecture. Alan co-runs the M.Arch Unit 2 and is a passionate advocate of the craft of hand drawing. Alan never fails to deliver on current topics of discussion and his respected no-nonsense opinions about contemporary architecture and the construction industry. Professor Dunlop has featured in many school debates such as the BIG CRIT and our lecture series.

 

 

NEIL GILLESPIE OBE

Reiach and Hall Architects M.Arch Unit 3 Tutor Professor Neil Gillespie is the three times Stirling Prize nominated design director at Edinburgh based practice Reiach & Hall Architects. Neil tutors the M.Arch Unit 3 which examines the poetic and qualitative aspects of architectural spaces. A familiar feature on the lecture series and debates, Neil is also a true advocate for the peripheral attitude of the School and devoted to the subject of architecture.

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Dale Leith

President

d.r.leith@rgu.ac.uk

Stuart Campbell

Graphic Designer

s.d.campbell@rgu.ac.uk

Hugh Fish

President

h.s.fish@rgu.ac.uk

Karla Duncan

Social Media Coordinator

k.l.duncan1@rgu.ac.uk

KEY FIGURES AT OUR SCHOOL

The 57°10 Architecture Society, although student lead and curated, works closely with a number of key senior academics, professionals, supporting societies, the local architecture chapter and members of school staff. The society’s ongoing presence is only possible with the help of these like-minded people who truly care about the future of architecture and passing on their knowledge and passion to the next generation. The society will often have them feature on the lecture series programme to talk about their own humble yet prestigious work and perhaps partake in panels for in house debates and crits.

Sarah Broadhurst

Events Assistant

s.broadhurst@rgu.ac.uk

Andrew McKinnon

Events Assistant

a.mckinnon1@rgu.ac.uk

Ben MacFarlane

Treasurer

b.macfarlane@rgu.ac.uk

Patrick Harris

Interview Producer

p.harris1@rgu.ac.uk

Nikos Nempis

Catering Manager

n.nempis@rgu.ac.uk

Chester Kendell

Secretary

c.kendell@rgu.ac.uk

Rachael Maclean

Events Manager

r.maclean5@rgu.ac.uk

Jamie Christou

Catering Assistant

j.d.christou@rgu.ac.uk

IDENTITY

The distinctly peripheral location of our school in Aberdeen is a common topic of discussion and debate – hence our name! Our physical location is often viewed by outsiders as a hindrance; a physical division from the heart of architectural minds to the South in places like London. Even a certain level of seclusion is said to exist from our own central belt of Glasgow or Edinburgh. Instead it forms a fascinating backdrop to much of the architectural context and debate throughout our school. The 57°10 Architecture Society and the students at the Scott Sutherland School have grown to embrace our remoteness as an opportunity for observation and certain attitude through architectural thinking. This has allowed a particular charm and personality to develop in the work of the our students, unlike in many schools of architecture. Our Masters students have been acknowledged for this expressive way of designing by receiving Scotland’s top student prize, the RIAS Rowland Anderson Silver Medal twice in the past 5 years as well as various RIBA awards. Through nurturing this ethos, the society has flourished and offers an opportunity to attract architectural talent to the school of the highest calibre. That in turn inspires our future built environment professionals, perhaps on topics out-with the discourse of the school.

THE BIG CRIT

The BIG CRIT event marks the end of the academic year by celebrating some of the best work produced by first to final year students. The work is used as a vehicle for broader discussion around the theory and practice of architecture. A full day of crits followed by an afterparty has consistently attracted distinguished industry namessuch as Sheila O’Donnell, Amin Taha and Peter St John. 

DISSECTING ARCHITECTURE

Dissecting Architecture is an architectural conversation that gives opportunity to the public and students to quiz the esteemed panel of critics that feature at the BIG CRIT the following day on all matters relating to the profession.

ARTWORK

The 57°10 Architecture Society shares a passion for design, each year, the commitee creatively works to produce unique self-branded posters for every individual practice or figure that comes to the school as part of the lecture series. These posters have been received greatly by all who have seen them and have even been purchased by local businesses. This year is no different as we seek to express our creative talent in the biggest way yet, pushing branding and the addition of models, a new website and podcast style interviews. The end goal being a professional publication and exhibition that will showcase a collection of all the great names we attract by the end of the celebratory 30 year anniversary.

ETHOS

We invite professionals who inspire us to host lectures in our facilities to the public and student members every Thursday throughout our two academic semesters. As a non-profit organisation we work purely on the internal funding and applied sources at the beginning of the calendar year. Predominantly this means we do not pay visiting practitioners to talk but instead cover travel expenses, provide accommodation and a fun night out / meal on the evening of the talk. This means your lecture is all about the architectural content - which we truly value!

IDENTITY

The distinctly peripheral location of our school in Aberdeen is a common topic of discussion and debate – hence our name! Our physical location is often viewed by outsiders as a hindrance; a physical division from the heart of architectural minds to the South in places like London. Even a certain level of seclusion is said to exist from our own central belt of Glasgow or Edinburgh. Instead it forms a fascinating backdrop to much of the architectural context and debate throughout our school. The 57°10 Architecture Society and the students at the Scott Sutherland School have grown to embrace our remoteness as an opportunity for observation and certain attitude through architectural thinking. This has allowed a particular charm and personality to develop in the work of the our students, unlike in many schools of architecture. Our Masters students have been acknowledged for this expressive way of designing by receiving Scotland’s top student prize, the RIAS Rowland Anderson Silver Medal twice in the past 5 years as well as various RIBA awards. Through nurturing this ethos, the society has flourished and offers an opportunity to attract architectural talent to the school of the highest calibre. That in turn inspires our future built environment professionals, perhaps on topics out-with the discourse of the school.

Eilidh Smith

Events Assistant

e.smith8@rgu.ac.uk