Dr Heather Tewkesbury joined the Smith Institute in 2001, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in May 2017, has been Business Development Director since 2006 and a member of Council since 2010.
Heather holds a PhD in modelling heat transfer from the University of Birmingham. She is a Chartered Mathematician, Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, member of the Advisory Board for and was an impact assessor for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
I am currently studying part-time at Edinburgh Napier University for a degree in Architectural Technology. Since joining the MLA Interiors Team in August 2016, I have assisted in a variety of projects producing both presentation and technical drawings.
Digital Studio Refurbishment, Trinity Quay, Bristol
RBS Entrance Signage, Gogarburn, Edinburgh
I am responsible for the detail design and delivery of projects within the practice, principally delivering major housing projects throughout Scotland.
I am a graduate of Robert Gordon University. I worked on a wide range of successful projects in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Sydney before I joined the practice in 2003.
Telford College Campus at Crewe Road South, Edinburgh
I joined the MLA team in February 2017, having previously worked for haa design and prior to that, international design and consultancy firm DEGW. My experience covers a variety of projects for a range of clients in both the private and public sectors.
As an experienced Consultant, I work with clients to understand their space requirements by looking at things differently and by working closely with employees, helping clients to achieve a common vision and aspiration. I have always had a keen interest in design and exploring how design informs place, with particular interest in providing better environments through research & consultation with users.
Since joining MLA I have been involved in a number of client briefing projects, working closely with our clients to fully understand their vision which has involved workplace and workstyle analysis, workshops, interviews, preparation of space budget information and synthesis of the data collected into a client brief.
Church of Scotland, Edinburgh
Student Loans Company, Glasgow
Scottish Funding Council, Edinburgh
Cirrus Logic, Edinburgh
Without government tax incentive money and research grants none of the systems I have studied can be called "solar collectors" in Minnesota if installed near a utility power source.
I am responsible for the detail design and delivery of projects within the practice. I graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2003 and completed my final year of education at KTH University in Stockholm. I joined the practice in 2003 and I have since been involved in a range of projects providing a varied skill base.
Premier Property Group development, in South Gyle Edinburgh
Ross Curran is a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, where he is an active member of the Intercultural Research Centre. His primary research interests focus on improving volunteer management practises in the third sector, while he has published papers exploring PPT in the developed world, and authenticity consumption at tourist sites in Japan. His PhD thesis is concerned with fostering greater utilisation of the heritage inherent in many third sector organisations.
If a system can produce power at a low enough cost it should be able to stand alone in the marketplace and compete with the utilities on an even playing field.
Sean Lochrie is an Assistant Professor in Management at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, where he is an active member of the Intercultural Research Centre. His primary research interest focuses on the creation of custodianship behaviours within World Heritage Site management. Sean received an MRes in Business and Management (2012) and a BA Hons in Management and Tourism (2011), both from The University of Strathclyde. Recent publications have explored taverns, inns and economic development in the American West, and stewardship in World Heritage Site management. Sean also teaches on the business research methods course in the Department of Business Management at Heriot-Watt University.
Those small tracking concentrating trough water heaters that produce about $80 of hot water per year are not permitted to be called "solar collectors" in Minnesota.
Stephanie (Steff) Ashby is part-time PhD student within the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University. While in the initial stages of her research, she intends to explore the efficacy of implementing Lean Six Sigma within a Higher Education environment. Prior to this she attained a BA in Mathematics and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and an MBA from Durham University. As her ‘day-job’, Stephanie currently works fulltime as an Admin Officer predominately involved in postgraduate student recruitment also for the School of Management and Languages
I have 11 years experience as an architect and interior designer in a wide range of sectors - residential, leisure, healthcare and commercial interior. I joined MLA in March 2016 as a Senior Architect / Interior Designer. Over the years I have developed a keen interest in interior design and specialised in office interiors.
Since joining MLA I have been involved in projects for major financial companies in various design stages spanning from feasibility to site delivery. As project architect I have been responsible for interior design, project management, architecture and detail design. I believe design has a great impact on people’s happiness and wellbeing and I’m committed to inspire and motivate with the outcome of my work.