16 March 2023, 7.30 following our AGM
Kirsty Maguire, “Passivhaus; Design in a Climate Emergency”
Kirsty Maguire is an architect who combines building performance, industry training and the creation of creative and beautiful spaces. She leads her eponymous architecture practice, an award winning micro business based near Dundee. The practice blends design led work and environmental responsibility with quality of design, detailing and performance of the building at the heart of the process. Low energy, low carbon design is at the centre of all their projects, developing solutions that combine spatial quality, comfort and environmental criteria including biodiversity and how the building integrates with the immediate landscape to minimise the impact of the construction in the short and long term. Kirsty is a pioneer of energy efficient architecture in Scotland using Passivhaus as a tool for this. She works locally and internationally in design, teaching and specialist consultancy. The talk will look at the development of Passivhaus in Scotland and show examples of how practice has changed over this time with projects as case studies, and look to the future as to how the upcoming changes to the building regulations to integrate a Scottish ‘passivhaus’ could impact the industry.
Dundee Civic Trust AGM will commence at 7.00 pm in Dundee Arts Society Roseangle Gallery and the talk will start immediately after, at 7.30 pm. Guests are welcome and there will be the opportunity to chat over a glass of wine afterwards.