Roots published in the Architects Journal

, Subject : Workshops

Roots were delighted to see their letter published in the prestigious industry publication, ‘The Architects Journal’ this week (15.09.11). The letter was in response to an interesting article by a team in London who are also working from a mobile office.

Their article can be seen at:

Although they are operating in a completely different locality, the Roots team saw parallels between the way both practices were operating. The published letter read as follows:

‘We’d like to congratulate Alma-nac for their refreshing ‘can do’ approach (AJ 01.09.11). We share their way of finding work and have had a similarly positive experience. Our practice delivers services through a mobile office, the Archivan. We travel to remote communities across Scotland and host ‘design surgeries’. Although this started as a student project, we now have a growing number of public and private commissions, work on-site and have gained Part 3 accreditation. This led to us being awarded Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Scotland 2010. It’s inspiring to know there are others using the economic climate as an opportunity to re-imagine how practice operates, and to challenge public perceptions of the profession. Exciting times indeed!’

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