Scottish Design Awards success for DJCAD lecturers

  • Published: 29 Aug 2018

Two lecturers at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design were part of a team that won an award for their V&A Dundee Community Garden Co-Design Project at the recent Scottish Design Awards...

The project team, kennedytwaddle, Linsey McIntosh and Macfarlane + Associates, were delighted to win in the ‘Place Making/Master Planning: Public Realm/Landscaping’ category at the awards, which were held in the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday, August 23. They also received a Highly Commended in the ‘Architecture: Regeneration’ category.

V&A Dundee’s Community Garden was an innovative co-design project with the aim of creating a world-class public space on Dundee’s regenerating waterfront. The project involved working in partnership with a small team of people from across the city, actively seeking to improve their health and well-being. Design was used as an engagement tool to create a multi-use outdoor space for everyone to enjoy as a potential introduction to the museum.

Co-leaders of the project, Gary Kennedy and Linsey McIntosh, are both part-time lecturers in Interior & Environmental Design at DJCAD. Gary is also a director of kennedytwaddle architectural design, who address a wide range of spatially diverse projects on many differing scales and themes, while Linsey specialises in engaging people in the design process to create better experiences and environments in which to live, work and play. 

Gary said, “It’s great to receive this award, it’s not really so much for us, but for the community co-design team. It was honestly a wonderful project to be involved in, and acknowledgement on this platform just underlines how well it has been received in the world of design.”

Linsey continued, “The positive impact the co-design process has had on health and well-being is massive. It’s fantastic that the community have a such a great sense of ownership and pride in the garden, and it was wonderful to work with such a passionate team.”

You can read more about the team's winning and highly commended projects on the Scottish Design Awards website.  

"It’s fantastic that the community have a such a great sense of ownership and pride in the garden, and it was wonderful to work with such a passionate team.”

Linsey McIntosh