Jamie McCallum first joined us on site as a first year architecture student who came to Tiree to help us build 'The Noust' Community Boathouse, he then returned to take part in a Construction Internship with Roots & CKR Island Construction, and last summer helped us to build Four Winds the first Tog House.
Jamie is now a 4th year architecture student at the University of Strathclyde (along with Ryan Cole & Colm Donnelly) and a Director of the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA).
Last night Jamie presented at SEDA's Green Drinks event. Jamie spoke about his experiences of working on site and what he has learned in the process- quite a lot as it transpires! He covered the benefits of learning from your peers, the challenges of building safely with a team who had never been on a construction site before, the importance of sequencing in the building process, and the quirks of building on a remote island... and much more!
It was fantastic to hear how much Jamie has got from his time on site and it was particularly lovely to see how many other Tog fellows had turned up to support him and have a bit of a catch up afterwards.
Well done Jamie! It really feels like Tog Studio has made an impact!
SEDA will be launching a new book, 'Scotland's 100 Sustainable Buildings' next week. Former Roots team member Emily Stephen has played an integral role in bringing this book together and we can't wait to see it.
Click here to find out more about the book launch.