Alexandra Adams and Euan Campbell Masters thesis saw a collaboration which focused on the issue of material and resource waste and how sustainable construction materials can be used to promote a circular built environment. Using a reactive material strategy, their project harnesses the predicted environmental effects of Climate Change on Glasgow. Promoting a new urban composition for the West End of Glasgow in 2045, the thesis focuses on the production of new Mycelium construction materials using local coffee waste resources within a circular framework. Utilising the bio-remedial behaviour of Mycelium, their design repurposes Glasgow’s derelict underground railway as a waste processing system. The railway tunnel provides an underground link between three abandoned stations, facilitating the Mycelium growth processes, complementing the public realm on the surface and encouraging the community’s accountability for resources and the environmental impact of our architecture.


Euan Campbell MArch AAD, and Alexandra Adams MArch AAD, both studied at the University of Strathclyde Architecture School, completing their studies in Autumn 2020 with Masters in Advanced Architectural Design with Distinction. The exhibited work was awarded The Glasgow Institute of Architects Final Year Parchment and came runner up in the Eimear Kelt Medal for Architecture 2020.

Euan has worked for a range of architectural practices in Glasgow and Edinburgh including BARD Ailteir, 56three Architects as well as freelance. Ali has worked for Comprehensive Design Architects in both their Edinburgh and Glasgow offices as well as more recently with HebHomes.