Glasgow Mackintosh School of Architecture MSA Stage 3

Lucy Fairbrother (She/Her)

Hi! I’m a newly qualified part 1 architectural assistant, from Perth, Scotland. Please enjoy this sample of work from my third year project.

Sistema Scotland are a children’s music based charity who aim to provide accessible music tuition. The brief was to provide a Residential Retreat for the children involved with Sistema. The site is based in Balloch, a village situated to the south of Loch Lomond.

Over the course of this year the project has evolved around the central concept of protection and safety. Taking precedence from Louis Khan’s studies of Scottish castles and the Broch typology.

Balloch Retreat

Balloch Retreat




Performance hall

Perspective Plans

Retreat Details

Performance Hall Section

Musichall Section


Left; Precedence sketch habitable wall. Right; Performance hall initial concept sketch.