What a fantastic evening we had at the 2015 Glasgow Institute of Architect’s annual awards dinner in Glasgow!
The Kettle was designed for serving Victorian cakes and teas to members of the public visiting the magical Dunollie Museum and Castle gardens in Oban. The Kettle has been a very successful addition to the Dunollie Estate, bringing a boost to visitor numbers since its opening in June.
David Wyllie (Page/Park), Emily Stephen (Roots & SEDA), Scott Simpson (Karakusevic Carson Architects) and John Bethune (Woolgar Hunter) led on the design of the Kettle as part the Tog Studio team. It was therefore fitting that David, Emily, Scott and John collected the award on behalf of all of those who participated.
David, Emily and Scott first worked with Tog Studio on the first phase of the Tiree Boathouse project in 2013. They have used what they learned from this experience to make the Kettle the success it is.
We were thrilled to be joined by our inspiring client Jane Isaacson, Sustainability and Development Manager for the Dunollie Estate, and by Eve Johnson, Head of Marketing Group at BSW Timber. BSW Timber have been generous donors to Tog Studio projects over the years and without this support it would not have been possible to establish ourselves as a live-build school. It was wonderful that we could finally thank Eve in person for all her assistance!
We would like to thank the GIA for their continued support and encouragement of young architects and for what was a thoroughly enjoyable evening in good company!
Micheal, Richard and Lynne, who founded Tog Studio, are immensely proud of what the growing Tog Studio team have achieved and believe that this award acknowledges that the integration of creative engineering solutions and quality of architectural design has made the Kettle a stand-out project of 2015. We are grateful that so many members of the Tog Community worked on the construction of the Kettle, and hope that as we draw closer to the end of the year that everyone involved in this project will look back on this event as a highlight of 2015!
Now closed for the winter months, we recommend a visit to the Kettle when it reopens in 2016!