Friday, May 03, 2013

Tree of Liberty Competition Judging

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of taking part in the panel judging projects submitted by teams of third year environmental design students at the University of Dundee's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.
Professor Gareth Fisher and me with a group of the students 
The design competition was to design the area around where the Tree of Liberty now sits - between the Matthew and Crawford buildings at Duncan of Jordanstone - creating a public space and seating area that is relevant and sympathetic the the Tree of Liberty story, an important part of Dundee's history.

The eight teams of students all made excellent and creative submissions and it was a real pleasure to see the detail of each of the projects.

There is no doubt that, when the winners are announced later this month, we will thereafter see a very fitting project come to fruition that will be a superb public space just off Perth Road and an asset not just to the university but to the wider community.