Why did you choose to study architecture?

As a child I was always making things - whether that be sellotaping card into 3D shapes, building fantastical Lego structures or knitting – I knew I wanted a creative career! But I also enjoyed logical thinking and technical strategy so wanted a career that blended the two. And I always romanticised the idea of sketching something on a piece of paper and then one day being able to walk through it and have your design come to life as a physical structure that lots of people can enjoy!

What is your best memory of the MArch course?

My best memory would have to be seeing the Mirrored Pavilion for the first time in Aberdeen Castlegate. I remember walking up King Street and catching a glint of something reflective in the distance. And then standing in front of it was surreal and awe-inspiring experience, the the design I’d been working on for months was there, now an icon of the cities festivals!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

In five year’s time I hope to be a Chartered Architect working on a range of exciting and ambitious projects for clients with challenging briefs that explore what architecture can be. Plus I hope to have a successful business that has revolutionised knitting and inspired lots of young people to start knitting and enjoy the traditional craft!

Part 2 Architecture graduate from Robert Gordon University. I became fascinated with architecture after visiting Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin. This was the first building I appreciated for more than its aesthetic qualities and a large reason for my pursuit of a career in architecture. Outside of architecture I enjoy travelling and have been fortunate enough to experience a variety of cultures in many different countries. I am often a competitive character and love to play sports, having tried my hand at many throughout my life.

Elliot Gillard

Unit One

2020

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Why did you choose to study architecture?

As a child I was always making things - whether that be sellotaping card into 3D shapes, building fantastical Lego structures or knitting – I knew I wanted a creative career! But I also enjoyed logical thinking and technical strategy so wanted a career that blended the two. And I always romanticised the idea of sketching something on a piece of paper and then one day being able to walk through it and have your design come to life as a physical structure that lots of people can enjoy!

What is your best memory of the MArch course?

My best memory would have to be seeing the Mirrored Pavilion for the first time in Aberdeen Castlegate. I remember walking up King Street and catching a glint of something reflective in the distance. And then standing in front of it was surreal and awe-inspiring experience, the the design I’d been working on for months was there, now an icon of the cities festivals!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

In five year’s time I hope to be a Chartered Architect working on a range of exciting and ambitious projects for clients with challenging briefs that explore what architecture can be. Plus I hope to have a successful business that has revolutionised knitting and inspired lots of young people to start knitting and enjoy the traditional craft!

Part 2 Architecture graduate from Robert Gordon University. I became fascinated with architecture after visiting Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin. This was the first building I appreciated for more than its aesthetic qualities and a large reason for my pursuit of a career in architecture. Outside of architecture I enjoy travelling and have been fortunate enough to experience a variety of cultures in many different countries. I am often a competitive character and love to play sports, having tried my hand at many throughout my life.

Elliot Gillard

Unit One

2020

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