Lorna Gibson

Lorna Gibson

Amsterdam, NL



In both architecture and design I am interested in functionalism vs time; problem solving in micro and macro scales in order to create something with astute arrangement that continues to improve, whilst lending to the needs of its users.

The M.Arch degree at Edinburgh University encouraged me to develop a rigorous and acute intelligence allowing quick comprehension and evaluation of a design approach. Working on a wide variety of scales, using hand-drawing and Computer Aided Design software has also honed my practical skills, enabling design ideas to be clearly rendered and articulated. I am now looking to use and further refine the skills I have acquired to contribute to a working practice.

Within building design, I am fascinated by the interaction of people; daily routines, rituals, requirements and desires. In particular, I draw inspiration and encouragement from the work and architect and theorist Jan Gehl, Le Corbusier, Charles Rennie Macintosh, Alexander Thomson and interior flair from William Morris. Questions revolving around the future of cities, and the role of architecture in the city are encapsulated in what I choose to read and investigate. I look to be involved in teams that develop thoughtful conclusions from research, evaluation and testing in each individual project.

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van Dongen-Koschuch | Architects and Planners, Amsterdam, NL, Architectural Assistant

Aug 2012 - current

XML Architecture Research Urbanism, Amsterdam, NL, Architectural Assistant Placement

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012

Frame Publishers, Amsterdam, NL, Architecture/Interiors Editorial Intern

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Murphy Philipps Architects, London, GB, Part 1 Architectural Assistant

Jul 2008 - Sep 2008

David Wood Architects, London, GB, Part 1 Architectural Assistant

Jan 2008 - Jun 2008


University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009


Paris Half Marathon, Other


Areas of Specialization 


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