Monthly Archives: January 2011



, Subject : Inspiration

Roots are supporting another group of Architecture graduates who are taking a service to remote communities, but this time in the name of charity. While Roots are developing Archivan (TM), a mobile office which will allow the practice to visit rural communities across Scotland, MArch graduates Calum Hill and Mark Hadfield are getting ready to launch a much more worthy cause: Archi-Ambulance. Read more


BDE Burns Supper Re-union

Micheal recently attended the Building Design Engineering (BDE) Burns Supper Re-union, which celebrated the graduation of the final year of BDE students last year. Read more


Top Secret Workshop

, Subject : Workshops

Roots are delighted to have been appointed by Strathclyde University to host a one-off Workshop for their current first year students. The subject of this Workshop is top secret, but more details will be announced in due course! Read more


Treshnish Isles Exhibition

, Subject : Recognition

Roots were pleased to be invited by the Hebridean Trust to tender for the design of the Treshnish Isles Natural History Interpretative Facility at the Old Cowsheds in Hynish, Tiree. Read more


Argyll Array Workshop

, Subject : Technical, Workshops

Roots are delighted to be working with Tiree Trust to consider how the proposed Argyll Array might effect the Isle of Tiree. Read more


Research Presentation Day

, Subject : Technical

As part of his part-time Masters of Research course at Strathclyde University, Micheal is taking part in the Faculty of Engineering’s Research Presentation Day. Read more


Roots Invited To Studio Review

, Subject : Inspiration

Roots were invited to be a guest panel-member at the recent Year One Studio Review at the Strathclyde University Architecture Department. Students had been investigating notions of the meaning ‘shelter’, leading to the design of a simple space in which to occupy.  Read more


‘Roots TV’ Launched

, Subject : Workshops

Roots are pleased to announce that documentaries made by an independent film-maker about the practice have been published on-line.  Read more


Uist Housing Conference

, Subject : Inspiration, Workshops

Roots Design Workshop will be attending the Uist ‘Hard to Treat (HtT) Housing Conference’ in January 2011. Run by Sustainable Uist, the event seeks to discuss ways in which the standard of the island’s housing stock can be increased. Read more