Austin-Smith:Lord welcome Studio 2080
Austin-Smith:Lord’s Glasgow studio are delighted to announce that they are hosting Studio 2080, an emerging ‘community interest company’ formed by four final year architecture students at University of Strathclyde. The arrangement enables Studio 2080 to develop their social enterprise model investigating architectural solutions to some of the pressing housing issues facing communities in sub-Saharan Africa, notably in Mali.
Glasgow studio principal, Graham Ross, said, ‘I’m delighted that we’ve established this arrangement with Studio 2080. As a practice we’ve always sought to assist students in developing their careers and nurture new talent. This innovative model provides scope for us to support a very worthwhile endeavour whilst assisting four promising young designers to take forward their ambitious idea.’
Colin Reynolds of Studio 2080 commented, “Studio 2080 are excited to be hitting such a milestone in their professional career by setting up shop in the Austin-Smith:Lord Glasgow studio. We feel the working environment is conducive to the set up of the social enterprise and will add to the potential success of our 5th year thesis at Strathclyde University.”
Further information is available at Studio 2080’s website; https://www.studio2080.org/