Name:

Katherine Li

Job Title:

Stage 3 Leader, Mackintosh School of Architecture

Department:

Architecture (BArch)

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Moments in Construction
A series of photographs recording the ephemera of construction of the Reid Building

Moments in Construction

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Katherine Li

Kathy is Year 3 Stage Leader for Undergraduate Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art before moving to London to work for an independent womens’ housing association on their housing refurbishment programme. Kathy returned to Scotland in 2001 to work at Gareth Hoskins Architects on projects such as the new children’s hospice for CHAS and Culloden Battlefield Visitor. She began teaching in architecture at Strathclyde University in 2003 and balanced this with continuing to practice at StudioKAP and then StoneOpera. Whilst teaching at Strathclyde Kathy was awarded the inaugural RIAS Design Tutor of the Year Award 2010. She joined Glasgow School of Art in 2011, progressing from part-time role to full time position leading Stage 3. Kathy still works as occasional consultant on StoneOpera projects.

Kathy’s interests lie in architectural pedagogies, learning environments and developing links between the profession and the public. These themes were established through her work with StoneOpera where she was part of the ’Critical Dialogues’ team representing Scotland at the 2012 Venice Biennale. In the same year this team were awarded the Royal Scottish Academy Medal for Architecture in 2012. Critical Dialogues was subsequently exhibited at the Lighthouse in Glasgow in 2013 and as part of a Venice retrospective in 2015. In 2014 during the opening of GSofA’s Reid Building Kathy exhibited ‘Moments in Construction’ a series of photographs recording the ephemera of construction of Steven Holl’s design. Kathy is currently working with GSofA’s Digital Design Studio on the Design Research Atlas of the Mackintosh (DRAM) a project developing ways to disseminate material & media on the Mackintosh Building which can be accessible to all.

Stone Opera at the Architecture Biennale, Venice in 2012

Stone Opera at the Architecture Biennale, Venice in 2012 |

Watch a short film about the project.