Summer 2015 has kicked off with a new construction internship programme!
Taking our Tog Studio 'live-build' construction schools a stage further, we have collaborated with CKR Island construction to establish construction internships on the Isle of Tiree this summer. The aim of this programme is to provide experience in working in a rural architecture practice and hands-on experience working with an island contractor. As a practice we like to keep a close relationship between our office and the building site as we believe this helps us to become better designers- we hope our interns will get a similar experience this summer!
In June we welcomed Lewis Grant, Donald Hunter, and Jamie McCallum to the island for a month of working on site and in the Roots office. This will be the first of 3 groups of interns and we look forward to Emily Stephen, Michael Goodger, Ryan Cole, and Kirsty Cassels joining us in the coming months.
The interns will be working on a variety of construction projects including excavation of foundations and laying drainage, using concrete polystyrene formwork (pictured), and the erection of the Tiree Music Festival site. Meanwhile in the office they will assist us in a variety of island based surveys and house designs that we are working on. Its going to be a busy summer!