We have been celebrating our first year in practice with a series of awards and the launch of a travelling exhibition.
Roots Design Workshop, our mobile architectural + environmental design practice, pitched our business to on-line Dragons Den star Shaf Rasul on Thursday. This was after we were selected as one of the most promising entrepreneurial businesses in the country. The practice has also been short-listed for a Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award. This means we are in the running to win a £1000 prize.
We also held a workshop this weekend at the Scottish Housing Expo in Inverness. This involved hosting ‘design surgeries’, where members of the public could approach the team for free advice about building projects they had. The workshop also involved an exhibition of the projects developed during Roots’ first year in practice. These included a range of proposals for domestic new-build and extensions, and energy efficiency upgrades to existing buildings on Tiree. This was an exciting opportunity for us to show our work on a national scale.
We expect over one thousand members of the public to see our work during the course of the Expo, which has been called the single most important architecture and design event to take place in Scotland for the past decade. We plan to tour this exhibition around remote communities during the rest of the summer before presenting to the Power of Place conference in Shetland this September.
Roots encourage members of the public to vote for them in the Shell LiveWIRE Awards at www.shell-livewire.org