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Month / October 2014

Two projects shortlisted in the Design Impact Awards

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The Mary Rose Identity and John Lewis, Retail Support Desk.

Chaired by Ian Callum, Design Director of Jaguar, the bi-annual award is run by The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. The aim of the award is to demonstrate the huge impact that design and innovation makes to the way we live and work.

Short-listed nominations will be exhibited in The Lighthouse, Glasgow from 9th October. This will enable the public to get involved by casting their vote for the design they believe to be the most impactful. The winner will receive a prize of £5,000, funded by Creative Scotland.

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Department of Common Sense

New Idea – Department of Common Sense

All organisations will benefit from a Department of Common Sense.

Example 1: only dig up a school playground during school holidays.

Please share and tweet any examples – #DeptCommonSense

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Improving Dementia Signage

We constantly bang on about how good design can make a positive difference to everyone’s lives and here’s a great example of where design can help improve the lives of people with dementia, visitors and staff.

Over the last 6 months we’ve been collaborating with Edinburgh and Stirling Universities on a project to improve dementia signage.

Please see a recent feature in Infinite Magazine here on page 17.

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City of Glasgow College Campus

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Fantastic to see the progress at City of Glasgow College.

We are working as part of the design team on the £228m redevelop of City of Glasgow College’s existing sites on Cathedral Street and at Thistle Street.

Great team work … Sir Robert McAlpine – Michael Laird – Reiach and Hall – Chris Rankin – Graven

The Glasgow Learning Quarter consortium which is lead by Sir Robert McAlpine, secured the 25-year concession to design, build, finance and maintain the new campus.

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Dumfries Learning Town

We’re all stoked by the fantastic news that Graham Construction has been named as preferred bidder for the new Dumfries Learning Town.

The major development aims to deliver education on a ‘whole town basis’ to ensure that each child’s school experience is the best that it can be.

Our role on the design team is to develop a visual identity that will be expressed in unique and inspiring ways throughout the Dumfries Learning Town environment to build pride and motivate a common purpose for students, staff and visitors.

Picture of happy design team.

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