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Drawing Places

Drawing Places

'Drawing Places' was introduced by Scottish Government to bring planners and engineers back-to-basics on how to draw and visualise places. drawing classesThis is because the simple art of hand drawing has become marginalised, for the majority, within the profession.

The challenge was to reintroduce some essential skills in drawing to help people in the profession, to get a feel for scale, perspective, axonometrics, sketching and colour, and bringing it all together when masterplanning.

'Drawing Places' has now been successfully running since 2011 and well attended by delegates - their drawing skills are showcased on our social media channels:

Twitter
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The Value of Design in the Built Environment (Scotland)

research paper which was commissioned by Building Standards Division (Nov 2013) on behalf of Planning and Architecture Division, aims to provide an analysis of how design ‘value’ is handled in the development process in Scotland. Through an open competition the Scottish Government appointed (November 2013) a team directed by Douglas Wheeler Associates (Douglas Wheeler) with Ryden (Mark Robertson) and Austin-Smith:Lord (Graham Ross) to carry out the research.