#CCSEConversations Professor David McGillivray, Graham Ross (Austin-Smith:Lord) and Peter McCaughey

Updated: Jan 25

#CCSEConversations Professor David McGillivray in conversation with Graham Ross (Austin-Smith:Lord) and Peter McCaughey (WAVEparticle) on 'Culture, festivity and creative placemaking".


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Graham Ross, Architect | Urban Designer | Planner, Executive Director: Austin-Smith:Lord.


Graham is a Glasgow-based architect, urban designer and planner. He is an Executive Director at Austin-Smith:Lord, whom he joined in 1998. He has led projects in the UK and Ireland. Current and recent projects include: (Y)our City Centre District Regeneration Frameworks with MVRDV and Studio for New Realties for Glasgow City Council; V&A Centre for Research and Collections at the London Olympic Park with Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Re-imagining George IV Bridge for National Library of Scotland; GSC Outer Space for Glasgow Science Centre; Helensburgh Outdoor Museum and Streetscape Regeneration; Ayr Riverside Public Realm and Town Centre Living; The Murray Library for the University of Edinburgh and A Town Hall for All community-led project for young people in Penicuik which featured in The Happenstance - Scotland’s contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.

Graham has led over a dozen Scottish Government funded design charrettes and numerous community-led participatory planning projects in places across Scotland including in Elgin, Brechin, Montrose, Arbroath, Kirriemuir, Monifeith, Dundee, Balfron, Whitburn, Clydebank, Port Glasgow, Greenock, Dunoon, Johnstone, Kilwinning, Irvine and Ayr. Graham is an Associate Partner of HERA funded research led by the University of West of Scotland, and four other European universities, called ‘Festspace’.

Peter McCaughey, Lead Artist & Director | WaveParticle

Peter is the Lead Artist developing and delivering Art & Living: Laurieston, an award-winning 10-year art strategy for Laurieston, South Glasgow, he is Vice Chair of the Board of WASPS Artists Studio, has served as Vice President of the Scottish Artists Union, is a Senior Lecturer in the Sculpture and Environmental Art Department of the Glasgow School of Art and teaches mapping tactics across the UK and Europe. As Lead Artist of WAVEparticle Peter has curated and delivered artwork for temporary installations and permanent commissions, as well as leading on community animation, place-making and masterplanning projects across the UK. Over the last six years, WAVEparticle has worked all across Scotland, delivering over twenty government-supported planning charrettes. WAVE supports particle, McCaughey’s independent self-directed practice, including Cultural Hijack.