Where do you see yourself in five years time?

I would like to be living in a house that I designed and a fully qualified architect.


Who inspired you to become an architect?

I think Grand Designs and George Clarke had quite a lot of influence over me getting really interested in architecture.


What was the most challenging part of your project?

I would say resisting the temptation to do something ‘safe’ and to challenge myself to try something that I knew would get a lot of criticism.

What inspired you to create your proposal? 

Architect Chris Smith explored the idea of a cable car which connected Aberdeen city to the South Harbour. I felt that this connection was interesting and I wanted to do something a bit different for my final project.


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

I enjoyed all of the trips abroad, making models and presenting my work. Best memories are probably the excitement around a final review and the feeling after you have submitted your work.

What is your architectural philosophy? 

I like industrial and brutalist aesthetics but I understand that these are not for everyone. I think architects should always try to design something interesting even when the project is mundane.
 

Why did you choose to study architecture?

I always really liked art and was interested in doing something that had a degree of creativity. It was a choice between architecture or product design.

Strong passion and appreciation for design and detail. Devoted to the implementation of innovative and creative ideas. Co-Founder of the award-winning start-up company, Archilink.

Archilink was started while the founders were at University and now links projects to architects throughout the UK. Visit the website for more information.

Alistair Lea

Unit One

2020

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

I would like to be living in a house that I designed and a fully qualified architect.


Who inspired you to become an architect?

I think Grand Designs and George Clarke had quite a lot of influence over me getting really interested in architecture.


What was the most challenging part of your project?

I would say resisting the temptation to do something ‘safe’ and to challenge myself to try something that I knew would get a lot of criticism.

What inspired you to create your proposal? 

Architect Chris Smith explored the idea of a cable car which connected Aberdeen city to the South Harbour. I felt that this connection was interesting and I wanted to do something a bit different for my final project.


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

I enjoyed all of the trips abroad, making models and presenting my work. Best memories are probably the excitement around a final review and the feeling after you have submitted your work.

What is your architectural philosophy? 

I like industrial and brutalist aesthetics but I understand that these are not for everyone. I think architects should always try to design something interesting even when the project is mundane.
 

Why did you choose to study architecture?

I always really liked art and was interested in doing something that had a degree of creativity. It was a choice between architecture or product design.

Strong passion and appreciation for design and detail. Devoted to the implementation of innovative and creative ideas. Co-Founder of the award-winning start-up company, Archilink.

Archilink was started while the founders were at University and now links projects to architects throughout the UK. Visit the website for more information.

Alistair Lea

Unit One

2020