Glasgow Mackintosh School of Architecture MSA Stage 3

Rachel Moody (she/her)

BA Graduate in Architecture (RIBA Part 1)

I arrived at the Macintosh School Of Architecture hoping to find a subject through which I could confront some of the injustice I saw in the fabric of my society. At its simplest, I hoped that a Good Architect would create some Good Buildings in which Good Things could happen.

My time as a student has evolved that notion of Good in; Architecture, Buildings and Things.

I have developed the creative process of gathering information around a brief, constructing a conceptual response and then testing its validity through conversation. The diversity of that conversation, facilitated through drawing and model making, has been the most rewarding part of my studies. The architectural discourse around the climate crisis, social structures and a pandemic has shown the potential for role of Architects in their communities. Working as a Trustee on the Board of the Student Association and as a Representative within GSA for my year group, I have been a part of establishing and maintaining the formal relationships of the community I am living in, through a particularly tumultuous period.

For the next year I look forward to seeing how those conversations translate out of the academic environment into industry and look forward to working within a team responding to new briefs with new constraints