Teaching and working in Glasgow: Jennifer McKerr
Where are they now?
I completed my undergraduate studies at QUB in 2004, passing with first class Honours and awarded both the Andrew Forrester Prize for overall achievement and the RSUA Bronze Medal. From there I went on to the Mackintosh School of Architecture for Diploma Studies, before receiving my RIBA Part 3 with Merit from the University of Westminster. Whilst in London, I worked for a small, all-female practice specialising in works to existing buildings, predominantly in the education and community sectors.
Around this time I was invited to be a guest critic at Central Saint Martins, which sparked my interest in teaching. I was able to further develop this interest living in Glasgow, when I tutored Architectural Technology at MSA and Design Studies at the University of Strathclyde.
I am now a Teaching Fellow at Strathclyde, where I hold the post of Year 2 Leader. The theme of our Year 2 course is ‘Community’, with an emphasis on introducing and developing an understanding of the ‘genius loci’, or more simply: ‘place’.
Alongside teaching, I continue to work as a practicing architect at Glasgow-based INCH; a social enterprise architecture and research office driven by the belief that everyone should benefit from great design.