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Robert Gordon University Aberdeen – SSSA Degree Show

Scott Sutherland Degree Show

Open to the Public

The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment Degree Show

14 Jun – 27 Jun 2008 9.00am – 5.00pm

50 The Degree Show includes a poster exhibition of a selection of our graduates’ outstanding achievements celebrating 50 years at our beautiful campus on the banks of the River Dee at Garthdee

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Scott Sutherland Glasgow Group
Final Year MArch, Scott Sutherland School RGU

Project Briefing, 18 Sep 2007

Glasgow and its River

“The more mature a society is, the more extensive are the building codes, rules etc. – restrictions in a way – with which architects must work. Consequently, one must maintain throughout the process a thoughtful examination of the design decisions” Rafael Moneo.

Work for the year will focus on Glasgow’s River Clyde and its edges. The purpose of this will be to fully understand the site parameters, opportunities and restraint involved in the positive regeneration of a historic but now moribund river and its hinterland and bringing them back to life. We will work in the same thoughtful way an architect preparing a project on a significant urban site should work and in conjunction with the study parameters and timetable set out by the school:

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We will do this by:

As a group:

Site Visits
A thorough investigation and understanding of site history and city context.
Analysing site conditions and gathering together all necessary technical information.
Preparing briefing information and study of precedent, particularly in other Northern European Cities.
Gathering information on previous, relevant design proposals for the River Clyde and its edges.
Discussing city’s own urban initiatives
Preparing a masterplan
Making a city model

As individuals:

Making proposals for specific projects.
Developing a particular, stand alone brief.
Designing a building of some complexity.
Carrying it through to conclusion in detail and comprehensive analysis of specification, involving innovative use of presentation materials.

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The proposals for buildings will be left up to the student, but could include:

Social Housing
Living Bridges
Hotels
River related industrial projects
Headquarters Development for bespoke Clients
Museums and Art Galleries
New Private Housing
Infrastructure works to the river

Prof. Alan Dunlop FRIAS

Robert Gordon University – New Buildings
Robert Gordons
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Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment

14 Sep 2007
Appointment of Visiting Professor

The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Visiting Professor.

Alan Dunlop, a partner of Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects in Glasgow, was educated at the Mackintosh School in Glasgow. He brings a wealth of professional experience developed through a portfolio of challenging and dynamic designs across the UK, which have consistently won a number of high profile accolades. More recently, the work of the practice has expanded into Europe. Alan has taught in a number of schools of architecture in the UK, and has been published widely, including two practice monographs: ‘Challenging Contextualism’ and ‘Curious Rationalism’.

‘It is a critical time for architecture in Scotland’, says Alan Dunlop. “Architects require a full range of technical, communication and artistic skill in order to fully engage. I also believe it is important that practitioners influence the development of the coming generation”.

Alan’s primary role will be to lead and direct a group of final year architecture students in their exploration of contemporary urban issues, building on the experience of his practice, and his personal passion for the city.

Professor Gokay Deveci said ‘I am delighted. This is good news for our students. Alan Dunlop works at the leading edge of practice and will make his professional experience and design skills accessible to us all’.

Alan Dunlop, Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects 0141 331 2926


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Scott Sutherland School of Architecture – Tower Building
Robert Gordon University
Jeremy Dixon / Ed Jones Architects
Robert Gordon University
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Postmodern influence from Aldo Rossi and local Castles
Scott Sutherland Building : Dixon.Jones




Grays School of Art – located at the west end of the Robert Gordon University Garthde Campus:
Grays School of Art
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Robert Gordon University Aberdeen

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