What inspired you to create your proposal?

From the research we carried out at the beginning of stage five to develop our masterplan one piece of information stuck to me - the deprivation index around Seaton.  It was eye opening. I wanted to create a place which would create a better way of living for these people, with the hope it would give them the space they needed to grow and start a fresh in a safe community. The people make the place - if you create a place where they feel safe and happy, a community will be created.

Why did you choose to study architecture?

I spent most of my study periods at school in the Design and Technology department - sometimes studying and other times working on drawing on a board or on AutoCAD or modelling something on Inventor. When it came to deciding on what I want to do, I looked at what I enjoyed doing and looked at career which involved a form of technical drawing.

What was the most challenging part of your project?

For me the most challenging part is the elevations! I can do the spacial planning. I can work in windows to suit the space I’m creating. I can detail the window in the wall. But when I move to that elevation, the windows are everywhere!

Alongside this studying, running a swimming club, working and everything in between, time has definitely presented a challenge. With the challenge, I have also learnt how to manage time better.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my friends and family - they made that challenge a little bit easier.

I have recently graduated from the Master in Architecture Course at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment. Outside of architecture, I am head coach at my local swimming club. Swimming has always been a passion of mine and coaching allows me to work with athletes to help them reach their goals and develop skills for their future. I have always been keen to help people and this has transferred into my passion for architecture. What we create as architects has the power to influence and shape the people that it impacts, and I hope to be able to design buildings that will create better ways of living for occupants. Someone once said to me that ‘you can’t cure the world of all ills’ - which is true, but its worth a try!

Liane Wood

Unit One

2020

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What inspired you to create your proposal?

From the research we carried out at the beginning of stage five to develop our masterplan one piece of information stuck to me - the deprivation index around Seaton.  It was eye opening. I wanted to create a place which would create a better way of living for these people, with the hope it would give them the space they needed to grow and start a fresh in a safe community. The people make the place - if you create a place where they feel safe and happy, a community will be created.

Why did you choose to study architecture?

I spent most of my study periods at school in the Design and Technology department - sometimes studying and other times working on drawing on a board or on AutoCAD or modelling something on Inventor. When it came to deciding on what I want to do, I looked at what I enjoyed doing and looked at career which involved a form of technical drawing.

What was the most challenging part of your project?

For me the most challenging part is the elevations! I can do the spacial planning. I can work in windows to suit the space I’m creating. I can detail the window in the wall. But when I move to that elevation, the windows are everywhere!

Alongside this studying, running a swimming club, working and everything in between, time has definitely presented a challenge. With the challenge, I have also learnt how to manage time better.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my friends and family - they made that challenge a little bit easier.

Outside of architecture, I am head coach at my local swimming club. Swimming has always been a passion of mine and coaching allows me to work with athletes to help them reach their goals and develop skills for their future. I have always been keen to help people and this has transferred into my passion for architecture. What we create as architects has the power to influence and shape the people that it impacts, and I hope to be able to design buildings that will create better ways of living for occupants. Someone once said to me that ‘you can’t cure the world of all ills’ - which is true, but its worth a try!

Liane Wood

Unit One

2020

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