The 2016 Emerging Architect residency has been developed in partnership with NVA to support an architect or designer working in architecture/the built environment at a relatively early stage in their career.

Cove Park and NVA offer this new residency at an exciting time for both arts organisations. Having just undertaken a major capital development project, Cove Park will open its new purpose-built Artist Centre, units of accommodation and studios designed by Cameron Webster Architects and NVA has produced an ambitious scheme to reclaim the future of the world-renowned St Peter’s seminary complex and its surrounding Victorian designed landscape and semi-ancient woodland in Cardross. Based at Cove Park and working here and at the St Peter’s seminary site the residency provides the opportunity to reflect on and develop their own practice in the context of the significant architectural projects being undertaken at either or both sites.

Andy Campbell is an architect and founder and director of Dress for the Weather, a Glasgow based design practice working in architecture and art. He intends to use the 3 week residency to further develop a process of ‘making as thinking’, a personal attitude and approach to combining contemporary environmental art and architecture. In conjunction with the specific contexts he would like to work with architectural materials, most probably masonry and metal, exploring the potentials of surface and frame, pattern and light, colour and tone.