Day 9th_ Oct 23

On Tuesday, our last day of work, we did an analysis of the Workshop Brief including ADU ams, comparing those aims with the work and activities we had done in Strathclyde. Everybody gave their opinions of the activities and suggestions for future workshops.

Day 8th_ Oct 22

On Monday 22nd we made the last meeting in the ABACUS, where Architectural Features where exposed and discussed amongs the local invited experts and invited lecturers.

day 7th_ Oct 21st

Visit to Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (2011, Zaha Hadid). This museum exposes Glasgow historical industrial achievements and cultural foundations.


Visit to Charles Rennie Mackintosh “Hill House” (1904), located in Helensburg, Scotland. Mackintosh is the greatest exponent of Art Nouveau and a very important member of “Arts and Crafts” movement in Scotland.

Visit to Ross Priory, at Helensburgh. A house on the banks of Loch Lomond, part of Strathclyde University extension, where we were recieved for a formal ADU2020 dinner. This building is from 1693, an ex-property of Buchanan family and one of the fines examples of gothic architecture in Scotland.

day 6_ Oct 20th

Visit to Dundee, Fife, Edinburgh and Glasgow in the frame of 4th Year Maggie Centre research, with Michael Grant and David Griersen. Site visit contempled four Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres, from the following architects: Richard Murphy, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas.














day 5_ Oct 19th

Site visit to Edinburgh









day 4_ Oct 18th

A Strathclyde group of students presented their research/ project in Africa.

day 3_ Oct 17th

Studio work:

After the Dumfries House visit, students and ADU lecturers divided into the same tree groups than Tuesday, to define observations and strategies that later got on the board to define possible interconnections of strategies.
Then there was a discussion among all.

Day 2_ Oct 16th

Visit to Dumfries House:
Urban design scoping exercise with Master’s students. We listen to 7 expert speakers about History, development, economy, housing, transport and local context of Cumnock. After the presentations there were tree roundtables discussions about critical points of the city and each expert, teacher and stakeholder went to the roundable of its interest. One table was about transportation, other about heritage and jobs and other about housing and town centre.



· Introduction and Background: Mark Greaves, Sergio Porta and Ombretta Romice
· The design process (Colaborative design): Ombretta Romice
· Cumnock History and Development: Dave Hewet
· Planning Economic Development and Housing: Karl Doroszenko
· Transport and Movement: Stuart Norval
· Cumnok Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme: John Durie
· Dumfries House: Stephen Kay
· Knockroon: Mark Greaves
· Local Context: Bill Stafford

Day 1_ Oct 15th

Welcoming and Briefing


3rd year students: Look at the outcomes after their 3rth week of work.

Briefing for UD scooping study: Urban Regeneration in Cumnock, By Ombretta Romice

Assessment Philosophy: Sergio Porta’s presentation about rubrics and group discussion about experiences in assessment and rubrics.