Jude Barber is an architect and founding director at Collective Architecture with studios in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The 100% employee-owned and controlled studio is founded on principles of creative freedom, equity and sustainability. Together, the 50-strong team has delivered several key residential, civic and cultural projects around the UK including Barmulloch Residents’ Centre (Architect’s Journal Public Building of the Year 2018), Glasgow Women’s Library, Granton Waterfront Edinburgh, Paisley Secret Collection and the City Observatory on Calton Hill, Edinburgh (Royal Incorporation of British Architects’ Award 2019). The practice was named Architect of the Year at the UK-wide 2018 Architect’s Journal Awards.
In parallel with her studio practice, Jude has undertaken several close collaborations and initiatives including the award-winning Empire Café with writer Louise Welsh during the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
With Suzanne Ewing and Nicola McLachlan, Jude co-leads Voices of Experience borne from the 2016 Architecture Fringe. This collaborative project is an investigation into the women who have made important contributions to architecture and the built environment.