Thursday 23rd July, 3-4pm
Zoom webinar and Facebook live stream
Wasps’ Inverness Creative Academy were delighted to present an illustrated online talk from Stuart MacKellar of LDN Architects. Stuart has overseen LDN’s role in delivering masterplan proposals for the former Midmills Campus as well as being lead architect for the Wasps development. As our building celebrates its 125th anniversary, since opening as Inverness Royal Academy in 1895, this talk takes you on a tour through the principal interior spaces and illustrate how they have changed over the years. Stuart also shares LDN’s approach to the development, the works that have taken place to date as well as the vision for the completed Inverness Creative Academy.
“LDN Architects has been involved in the redevelopment of Midmills Campus since 2014. It is then with great privilege that we are now helping to deliver the final piece of the jigsaw by transforming the jewel in the crown that is the former Inverness Royal Academy, for Wasps Artists Studios. Having witnessed first-hand the effects that the initial phase of development has had on the Highlands’ creative community, we are set on ensuring that the second and final phase adds to what has already been achieved, whilst conserving one of Inverness’s finest architectural pieces. We look forward to sharing what we have learnt about the building’s past, it’s present state and our future vision in the upcoming talk hosted by Wasps.” Stuart MacKellar
Stuart MacKellar joined LDN Architects in 2015 and became a Partner at the start of 2018. Having grown up in the Highlands, Stuart then studied in Edinburgh and went on to spend time working for international architectural practices such as Foster + Partners before returning to Inverness. Now based in LDN’s Forres office, some of Stuart’s other ongoing projects include restoration works to Inverness Town House, a new community hub in Huntly and the Inverness Castle project.
Header image: drawing by Stuart MacKellar, LDN Architects, 2017
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