See below for a brief selection of news items relating to the staff, projects and clients of the practice.
NEW STAFF MEMBER
We are delighted to welcome Eilish Henderson to our team. Eilish has recently completed her Masters degree at Strathclyde University, specialising in Urban Design and Future Cities, and also has previous building conservation experience, further strengthening our service here at Wylie Shanks Architects.
We are delighted to have been appointed by East Ayrshire Council to assist with the Mauchline CARS scheme. This is an exciting opportunity for the community and will undoubtedly bring improvements to the Conservation Area. #EastAyrshire
Many congratulations to Jamie Wyllie of our office who recently passed his Part 3 professional examination.
He is now a fully qualified Chartered Architect and further strengthens our team at Wylie Shanks Architects.
NATIONAL TRUST for SCOTLAND
Many congratulations to our conservation partner, Wendy Corrigan, who has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the National Trust for Scotland.
The ballot results were announced at the Trust’s 2019 Annual General Meeting, which was held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 21 September.
To ensure a broad and high level of skills on the Board of Trustees, all applicants for election have been assessed by the Trust’s Nominations Committee. Only those whom the Committee concluded have the necessary skills and experience are put forward for election.
Wendy will serve on the Board for a fixed term and we have absolutely no doubt that she will be a siginficant asset to the Board of Trustees.
We are delighted that that Alex Kardakou has joined us at Wylie Shanks Architects, further strengthening and expanding our team.
Alex studied at the University of Strathclyde and has an MA in Advanced Architectural Design.
We had a lovely night at the RIAS Awards 2019, and are delighted that our John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock project (Ingram Centre) received a commendation under the HES Conservation and Climate Change category.
The project was also a 2019 Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards Regional Finalist.
All credit due to the East Ayrshire Council team for making this project happen!
Wylie Shanks Architects are pleased to announce the appointment of Jacki Kerr as an Associate.
Jacki joined the practice in September 2015 as a senior architect having previously worked in a number of public and private architectural organisations since qualifying in 1993.
Jacki's significant breadth of experience has enabled her to take the lead on a number of major projects across a wide variety of our client sectors, including healthcare, public authority, industrial, residential, commercial offices and education - from early years to post graduate facilities - as well as assisting on conservation projects.
Jacki's appointment will further strengthen the existing skills and experience of our senior management team.
The Partners at Wylie Shanks Architects, Stephen and Wendy, have successfully completed their three stage assessment and are now Incorporated Members of the Association for Project Safety, to enhance WSA's Principal Designer service.
The practice has been providing health & safety advice to clients since the initial inception of the CDM regulations on 31 March 1995.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR 2018
We are delighted that our Sands Park housing in Deerness which we designed for Orkney Housing Association Ltd (OHAL) was awarded 'Rural Development of the Year 2018' at the Rural and Islands Housing Association Forum Conference.
This is the second award that has been received for projects that we have carried out for OHAL.
SMALL DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR 2017
Our first project for Orkney Housing Association, which was carried out over 2 phases is located in the beautiul village of Stenness, near the standing stones, with the Ring of Brodgar just next door.
The project won 'Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year' at the 2017 Scottish Home Awards.