As a First-Year student during the pandemic, I had a unique experience of adapting to the new ways of studying and flexibility. I arrive into the course with previous education and several years of experience in Urban Planning, which allow me to bring a holistic approach to my design work. Due to my analytical mind, I am naturally drawn to structural integrity and engineering thinking. Yet, equally creative, I could not resist thinking of the social value, narrative, purpose and function I could give to the built form.
I am particularly interested in sustainable and socially inclusive design that brings benefits to the wider urban realm and community. Projects featured here based on these principles. Second semester design studies project: The Urban Gallery marks the Threshold and gateway into Glasgow City Centre, acts as a flexible art space and a community hub. The first-semester pavilion is built from natural materials and plays with the visitor by capturing the environment with an aperture of a window to transform the way we look at the surroundings.