What inspired you to create your proposal?

Although my proposal was driven by a personal interest in, and experience of, craft beer and brewing, a visit to Swannay Brewery in the summer of 2019 confirmed my decision to design an experiential brewery within the context of Stromness.

Only after visiting their expanding facility, meeting with their founder Rob Hill, did I truly get excited about developing my proposal and exploring the design possibilities.

 

 

What was the most challenging part of your project?

The technical design of my project was the most challenging as it required in-depth understanding of the brewing process and subsequent logistics to ensure the proposal was fully developed inline with the facility’s specific requirements.

Although it was more challenging, the exploration of the Brewery’s technical design was the most rewarding aspect of the project. By developing a comprehensive understanding of brewery operation, the fundamentals of each step in its process, and the conditions under which each takes place, I was able to develop a design which minimised the energy consumption of the facility significantly.

 

The research undertaken and the principles employed within the project have subsequently presented a research opportunity within the university to work alongside local breweries to put the principals into practice. An extremely rewarding outcome to come from a challenging investigation.

 

 

What is your best memory of the M.Arch course?

Undoubtedly, being part of the Fifty-Seven Ten Architecture Society committee (2018/19).

 

We were fortunate enough to welcome an incredible group of architects and artists to the Scott Sutherland School to deliver talks on their work as part of our thirty-year anniversary lecture series.

 

It was incredibly rewarding being part of such a hard working team which put together an impressive run of events. It was a privilege to meet and learn from an extensive range of visiting professionals.

Karla Duncan

Unit Two

2020

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What inspired you to create your proposal?

Although my proposal was driven by a personal interest in, and experience of, craft beer and brewing, a visit to Swannay Brewery in the summer of 2019 confirmed my decision to design an experiential brewery within the context of Stromness.

Only after visiting their expanding facility, meeting with their founder Rob Hill, did I truly get excited about developing my proposal and exploring the design possibilities.

 

 

What was the most challenging part of your project?

The technical design of my project was the most challenging as it required in-depth understanding of the brewing process and subsequent logistics to ensure the proposal was fully developed inline with the facility’s specific requirements.

Although it was more challenging, the exploration of the Brewery’s technical design was the most rewarding aspect of the project. By developing a comprehensive understanding of brewery operation, the fundamentals of each step in its process, and the conditions under which each takes place, I was able to develop a design which minimised the energy consumption of the facility significantly.

 

The research undertaken and the principles employed within the project have subsequently presented a research opportunity within the university to work alongside local breweries to put the principals into practice. An extremely rewarding outcome to come from a challenging investigation.

 

 

What is your best memory of the M.Arch course?

Undoubtedly, being part of the Fifty-Seven Ten Architecture Society committee (2018/19).

 

We were fortunate enough to welcome an incredible group of architects and artists to the Scott Sutherland School to deliver talks on their work as part of our thirty-year anniversary lecture series.

 

It was incredibly rewarding being part of such a hard working team which put together an impressive run of events. It was a privilege to meet and learn from an extensive range of visiting professionals.

Karla Duncan

Unit Two

2020

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What inspired you to create your proposal?

Although my proposal was driven by a personal interest in, and experience of, craft beer and brewing, a visit to Swannay Brewery in the summer of 2019 confirmed my decision to design an experiential brewery within the context of Stromness.

Only after visiting their expanding facility, meeting with their founder Rob Hill, did I truly get excited about developing my proposal and exploring the design possibilities.

 

 

What was the most challenging part of your project?

The technical design of my project was the most challenging as it required in-depth understanding of the brewing process and subsequent logistics to ensure the proposal was fully developed inline with the facility’s specific requirements.

Although it was more challenging, the exploration of the Brewery’s technical design was the most rewarding aspect of the project. By developing a comprehensive understanding of brewery operation, the fundamentals of each step in its process, and the conditions under which each takes place, I was able to develop a design which minimised the energy consumption of the facility significantly.

 

The research undertaken and the principles employed within the project have subsequently presented a research opportunity within the university to work alongside local breweries to put the principals into practice. An extremely rewarding outcome to come from a challenging investigation.

 

 

What is your best memory of the M.Arch course?

Undoubtedly, being part of the Fifty-Seven Ten Architecture Society committee (2018/19).

 

We were fortunate enough to welcome an incredible group of architects and artists to the Scott Sutherland School to deliver talks on their work as part of our thirty-year anniversary lecture series.

 

It was incredibly rewarding being part of such a hard working team which put together an impressive run of events. It was a privilege to meet and learn from an extensive range of visiting professionals.

Karla Duncan

Unit Two

2020

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