What inspired you to create your proposal?

After playing a role in the design of the group masterplan of the Aberdeen Beachfront, there were two main components that I took into my individual proposal from the group proposal that I felt needed to be addressed within the city of Aberdeen. 
The first component was addressing the emergence of the 4th industrial revolution and allowing Aberdeen to be a pioneer in the rapidly growing digital culture. I felt that this component could be addressed in a playful approach, which is what inspired me to design the Aberdeen Esports Arena.
The second component that I wanted to address was to restore the sense of city pride in Aberdeen. The unique beauty of the waterfront location on the doorstep of the city offered great potential for exciting architecture that the people of the city could be proud of. 

What is your best memory on the March course?

The freedom of being to explore and create architecture during my thesis project. I thoroughly enjoyed that opportunity to address design from my own design brief. 

What is your architectural philosophy?

I have approached every project I have done throughout university with the same philosophy, which is creating architecture for people. I am deeply interested in the way architecture is able to impact people’s movements and emotions in many different ways. Alongside this, I have an interest in the way sustainable architecture is able to positively impact the environment. 

Why did you choose to study architecture?

During my time at secondary school I gained a strong interest in graphic communication and product design. This opened me eyes to the opportunities within design which inspired me to go on to study architecture. 

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

The current situation that we have found ourselves in as we leave university was not what any of the year had envisioned. However, this is not something that has changed my ambitions to succeed in the industry. My next aim is to gain my part 3 qualification and actively display my design abilities in real life situations. 

What was the most challenging part of your project?

The most challenging part of my project was working at a scale that I had never before addressed. Throughout the design period of the Esports arena, I often found myself deeply engrossed in small details of the building before resolving larger scale problems. I think that this maybe meant that there were elements of the design that I was not able to deeply consider as much as I would have liked to.

I am a recent masters in architecture student graduating from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen, Scotland. Attending Oban High School on the West coast I grasped a keen interest in graphic communication and design, which inspired me go on to university to study architecture. ​

I am particularly interested in the way in which humans interact with architecture, and the way in which designers are able to influence and stimulate emotions for the user. I have a strong interest in sustainable design and I have the desire to help transition the construction industry to contribute towards a circular economy. I understand the opportunities within design that can use elegant recycled materials to create impactful and successful architecture. 

Stuart Alexander

Unit One

2020

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What inspired you to create your proposal?

After playing a role in the design of the group masterplan of the Aberdeen Beachfront, there were two main components that I took into my individual proposal from the group proposal that I felt needed to be addressed within the city of Aberdeen. 
The first component was addressing the emergence of the 4th industrial revolution and allowing Aberdeen to be a pioneer in the rapidly growing digital culture. I felt that this component could be addressed in a playful approach, which is what inspired me to design the Aberdeen Esports Arena.
The second component that I wanted to address was to restore the sense of city pride in Aberdeen. The unique beauty of the waterfront location on the doorstep of the city offered great potential for exciting architecture that the people of the city could be proud of. 

What is your best memory on the March course?

The freedom of being to explore and create architecture during my thesis project. I thoroughly enjoyed that opportunity to address design from my own design brief. 

What is your architectural philosophy?

I have approached every project I have done throughout university with the same philosophy, which is creating architecture for people. I am deeply interested in the way architecture is able to impact people’s movements and emotions in many different ways. Alongside this, I have an interest in the way sustainable architecture is able to positively impact the environment. 

Why did you choose to study architecture?

During my time at secondary school I gained a strong interest in graphic communication and product design. This opened me eyes to the opportunities within design which inspired me to go on to study architecture. 

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

The current situation that we have found ourselves in as we leave university was not what any of the year had envisioned. However, this is not something that has changed my ambitions to succeed in the industry. My next aim is to gain my part 3 qualification and actively display my design abilities in real life situations. 

What was the most challenging part of your project?

The most challenging part of my project was working at a scale that I had never before addressed. Throughout the design period of the Esports arena, I often found myself deeply engrossed in small details of the building before resolving larger scale problems. I think that this maybe meant that there were elements of the design that I was not able to deeply consider as much as I would have liked to.

I am a recent masters in architecture student graduating from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen, Scotland. Attending Oban High School on the West coast I grasped a keen interest in graphic communication and design, which inspired me go on to university to study architecture. ​

I am particularly interested in the way in which humans interact with architecture, and the way in which designers are able to influence and stimulate emotions for the user. I have a strong interest in sustainable design and I have the desire to help transition the construction industry to contribute towards a circular economy. I understand the opportunities within design that can use elegant recycled materials to create impactful and successful architecture. 

Stuart Alexander

Unit One

2020

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