Kerry Clark | Senior Architectural Designer
Kerry is a bright and driven architectural designer. We have had the pleasure of working with Kerry on site during several of our Tog Studio live-build projects where she was widely regarded as a reliable and capable member of the team.
As the newest member of the Roots team, Kerry has impressed us on site with her technical knowledge of construction; the diligence in her work; and her eagerness to learn. We believe that Kerry will help to support our objective of establishing collaborative working relationships between site and office. We anticipate that Kerry is a natural fit within the Roots team and we look forward to working with her on a wide range of projects.
In 2017 Kerry gained a Masters of Architecture from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment in Aberdeen. Kerry’s thesis work expanded her knowledge of Brettstaple: a solid timber construction technique that is more commonly used in mainland Europe. Kerry designed a Brettstaple factory constructed from Brettstaple that would produce low-carbon housing for the local area. Her skills in urban master planning were also recognised when her group project was awarded a 'High Commendation' and 'Best Student Submission' at the 2016 Aberdeenshire Innovation, Architecture & Design Awards. Their submission was a proposal for infill development around the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) bypass on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
We first met Kerry in 2013 when she participated in the construction of the first phase of The Noust Community Boathouse through Tog Studio, our 'live-build' construction school. In 2016 Kerry came back to another Tog Studio event to help us build ‘Four Winds’: our first self-build house. During that same summer Kerry returned to get involved at several key stages of the build spending a full four weeks on Tiree to learn more about the design, materials and building process. Throughout this time Kerry played an integral role in the construction of the timber frame structure, installation of wood fibre insulation and slate cladding.
Before joining the Roots team Kerry has worked for Tinto Architecture in Bridge of Don, and this experience provided her with a good grounding in residential architectural design.