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8 February, 2024

Meet our new graduate architectural designer – caitlin watson

Caitlin graduated from Robert Gordon University with a BSc in Architecture in 2020 and her Master of Architecture with Distinction in 2023. For Caitlin’s MArch thesis ‘A Renewal is Looming’, the project was completed over two years which looked at designing a recycled plastic textile mill in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. The proposal focused on harvesting waste plastic from the ocean and recycling it into new material, helping to promote a circular economy and an innovative development for the weaving industry. During her Masters, Caitlin was co-president of the 57°10 student architecture society and awarded a place in the Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme 2023.

What made you select architecture as a career?

I chose architecture as a career because I was interested in combining both my interests in art and science, and how I could influence how people live and interact with the built environment.

What interests you most about our industry?

The architectural industry is intertwined with many trades from visual arts to engineering, which allows the opportunity to develop a vast array of knowledge and work with a variety of professionals.

What led you to LBA and how are you setting in?

The LBA ‘family’ culture is strong and through networking, I applied for a role as I was thought to be a good fit for the team. My first couple of months have flown by and I have really enjoyed my time so far with LBA, everyone has been so welcoming and supportive.

“Caitlin has impressed us with her broad skillset enhancing our Victorian School Conversion project with exquisite sketches, producing Design and Access statements under time pressure and getting to grips with technical regulations needed for building warrants. Caitlin’s interpersonal skills are excellent, giving confident and measured responses to Clients and Consultants she is well on her way on her way to becoming a job runner of smaller projects within the office. Caitlin’s motivation to understand the context of projects she is involved with has furthered her learning substantially during her time with LBA.”

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