The power of design: A&DS Welcomes New Board Members

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Following a recruitment process Scottish Ministers have announced the appointment of three new members of the Architecture and Design Scotland board. The new Board Members are Kirsty Macari, Caroline Parkinson and Lynn Wilson and they were formally appointed in June 2018.

Karen Anderson, Chair of A&DS, said “I am delighted to be joined by three new board members and I look forward to working with them to shape Scotland’s built environment. Our three new board members each represent different aspects of the built environment and creative industries and we look forward to their contributions.”

“During the recruitment process I was very pleased by the interest the many candidates showed in joining our board, and I was impressed during the interview process with the breadth and depth of knowledge about our vision the candidates demonstrated and the ideas they brought.”

About the new Board Members:


Kirsty Macari graduated in Town & Regional Planning and Urban Design and has significant experience in Local Government across planning and economic development.  She is the founding director of Urbanizta Limited, a planning and urbanism consultancy.  Kirsty also lectures at the University of Dundee where she integrates curriculum-based education with practical learning at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning.  She was awarded the Scottish Government Personal Achievement in Planning in 2016 and is also an Academician with the Academy of Urbanism.

Caroline Parkinson is a freelance consultant in the creative industries and a professional photographer. Currently she is on contract to Interface to stimulate innovation in the creative industries working with academia.  She previously held senior leadership positions at Creative Scotland and Creative & Cultural Skills where she supported the design sector and their skills needs and led the development of three place partnerships. As a freelance consultant she continues to support the campaign for a Design Policy for Scotland.  Caroline has also worked in the regeneration areas of Glasgow North Greater and Castlemilk during the 1990s.

Lynn Wilson is a designer and Circular Economy expert who has worked in the UK and internationally in sectors including arts and community development sector and environmental and planning policy for the past 25 years. From 2013 to 2017 Lynn was part of the pioneering Circular Economy team at Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) where she led on working with Scotland’s textiles and high value manufacturing sector supporting businesses developing new products including innovative circular building materials and service design systems.

The A&DS Board ensures that the A&DS’s strategy and business plan continue to support and promote the value good architecture and sustainable design add to everyone’s lives.  This appointment will be for up to 4 years in the first instance and the appointments are formally effective from 1 June 2018. You can see the rest of our Board here.


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