Stallan:As a counter to the dislocation I experienced growing up in urban Glasgow, I have been driven to value the art of place. My lived experience has encouraged me to posit a vernacular and civic architecture that celebrates our ‘here’, our ‘genius loci’ our situation, through art. I am certain that our unique climates and our actual place on earth influences and shapes how we engage with the world. I am interested in championing architectural projects in Scotland that do not look to sunny climates for inspiration but mine our own Sublime tradition. I am interested in promoting architecture for our unique location for lack of a blue sky. The late Isi Metzstein beautifully articulated the necessary function of ‘local variation’ and the importance of art in architecture different from mere building.’