Young talent appointed by TCD

TCD ArchitectsAn  Aberdeen architecture practice has made a double appointment as it continues to secure contracts and fulfil its commitment to nurturing new talent.

TCD Architects, based on Alford Place in the city’s West End has appointed Mark Lane, 25, as an architectural assistant and Fiona Logie, 21, as a student architectural assistant.

Mr Lane is working toward attaining the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 3 qualification in order to attain chartered status as an architect.

Ms Logie is studying for her RIBA Part 1 qualification and is taking a year out from her degree at Robert Gordon University to gain the necessary workplace experience required for the award.

Both have been working on a number of high-profile projects since joining the practice, with Mr Lane heavily involved in the design of a new depot for Aberdeenshire Council well as industrial facilities for a major subsea firm, while Ms Logie is working on a number of residential and commercial projects.

Steven Walker, associate director at TCD Architects, said: “Mark and Fiona are fantastic additions to the team and both bring with them a unique set of skills which will help the practice continue to grow into new sectors.

“Mark has many years’ experience of working in the oil and gas industry, while Fiona has recently completed her bachelor’s degree and has is enjoying putting what she has learned at university to use.”

TCD Architects regularly helps young architects like Fiona gain the necessary workplace experience required for their RIBA qualifications and also received a commendation from Aberdeenshire Council for taking on work experience pupils from schools across the region.

TCD’s recent contract wins include a commission for a landmark building on the site of the fire-ravaged Jimmy Chung’s restaurant at Aberdeen beach, a planned 600 dwelling house residential and commercial development with associated infrastructure to the east of Kintore, and work on depot facilities throughout the north-east of Scotland.

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