Calum is the latest new recruit at Fetternear based firm

Calum Paterson who has joined local firm JAMstudio.
Calum Paterson who has joined local firm JAMstudio.

LOCAL chartered architect JAMstudio has expanded its team with the addition of an award-winning graduate.

Calum Paterson has joined the Fetternear-based company as an architectural assistant, having completed a Master’s in Architecture at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen.

While studying for his Master’s, Calum (24) created a design of a cultural fishing centre in Peterhead which led to a number of accolades from respected industry bodies. The project examined the history of the fishing industry in Peterhead while focusing on a strategic development plan to re-energise the town centre.

In 2012, Calum received commendations in the RIAS (the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for Best Scottish Student award and from the Aberdeen Society of Architects.

He was published in the Building Design Class of 2012 and was a finalist at the IE School of Architecture and Design scholarship. He was also nominated for an award at the Architecture and Design Scotland Urban Design Awards.

After graduation, Calum completed a two-month internship with a large architecture practice in Beijing, China – working on large scale projects, including a media centre and a museum; further enhancing his professional experience.

Marie-Louise Dunk, a founder and director of JAMstudio, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Calum on board. Although he has only been with us a short time, we have been hugely impressed by his enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

“The company has experienced significant growth in the past two years as well as becoming a chartered practice. This has opened up a whole host of new opportunities and I’m sure that Calum will play an important role as the business continues to grow.”

Calum, from Westhill, said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining JAMstudio, and look forward to learning from their expertise.”