Background / General
Rowan trained at both the Mackintosh School of Architecture and at the University of Strathclyde and qualified with a Master's degree in Advanced Architectural Design in 2005. During her education she undertook practical experience with both local and international practices. Rowan first entered practice with an established local office in Glasgow, gaining experience in social housing and community projects. Following this, she became a chartered architect and began working on an extension project at Glasgow International Airport for a larger commercial practice, on which she gained further experience in project procurement (NEC) and managing works on site.
In 2009, Rowan established herself as a sole practitioner and was subsequently joined by Oliver Kaminski, forming zwei architects.
As a sole practitioner, her experience related mostly to alteration and extension works to domestic accommodation, often within Listed Buildings. These projects have been invaluable in consolidating her skills in managing local authority consents, site progress and relationships within a design team.
Rowan is experienced in design, illustration and 3d computer modelling. She understands the importance of communicating ideas and seeks to bring a particular contribution to process and collaboration within any project, all to benefit the widest range of client, user group and community interests.