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Part 3 Exams: Congratulations to Charlie Porter and Kirsty Watt


Congratulations to Charlie Porter and Kirsty Watt for passing their ARB Part 3 exam. We are incredibly proud!

Charlie joined GRAS in 2021 as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant having previously worked with the practice during their Part 1. They completed both portions of their architectural studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, at the Glasgow School of Art, where their thesis focused on the Belgian terrace and its various adaptations, repairs and reconsiderations as a housing typology.

In addition, Charlie has worked for practices in Stockholm and London where she has continued to focus on working with the reuse, adaptation and restoration of existing buildings and structures. This work includes Markelius’ Folketshus in Stockholm, retrofit policy with National Governments and local authorities, and teaching as part of Radical Practice, a final year professional practice module, at the Royal College of Art in 2020.

Kirsty graduated from the University of Dundee in 2020 with a dual-accredited Masters in Architecture with Urban Planning, with a keen interest in the design, construction and occupation of community spaces. Her masters thesis explored existing community networks within Perth city centre, culminating in the design of infrastructure for vulnerable youths, alongside a collaborative masterplan subsequently publicly merited by the university. Following graduation, Kirsty has explored rural community empowerment, and was a speaker on the subject for the Academy of Urbanism. She has since spent time exploring feminist interventions within urban environments.

Kirsty has unique knowledge in mass timber systems, previously working on outputs for the Mass Timber Academy, as well as avid experience in graphic design and events management. She spends most of her spare time at the beach or up a hill with her dachshund, as well as reading and discussing feminist literature.

Stay tuned for more on the Part 3 journey, collective learning and mentorship.