Miranda Webster

Job Title:

Stage 5 Co-Pilot, Mackintosh School of Architecture


Architecture (DipArch)



The Equal Architect Symposium
International Womens Day, 8 March 2019, Glasgow Art Club

The Equal Architect Symposium


Miranda Webster

Miranda Webster is an architect, teacher and early career researcher, dividing her time between award winning practice and teaching at the Mackintosh School of Architecture. Her practice harnesses tactics developed within research in academia and in the studio, to pursue architectural interests in the use of drawing as a speculative tool, working methodology and as a way of understanding building processes.

She has been teaching at MSA since 2006 and has experience of teaching in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programme. Most recently she has become Stage 5 leader to support the students in the development of their final design thesis, focussing on the European City and in testing the city to examine the ethical forces driving contemporary change in the built environment, specifically to address the consequences of the climate emergency and its impact on the contemporary city.

Miranda is also one of the founding members of Missing In Architecture, a collaborative platform promoting equality, creativity and action within the education system and profession. The founders of MiA are keen to use this platform to explore three key areas of activity: education, engagement and research, with equality at the heart.
MiA are keen to allow for a variety of collaborations to take place, not only between the founding members but between anyone interested in working with us, whether they are architecture students, textile designers, performance artists or members of the local communities. We believe in:
- producing socially and politically provocative pieces
- being creative and sensitive to our ever changing environment
- being innovative and imaginative
- engaging with the community and council and everyone in between
- starting a continuing conversation about all areas of architecture and the built environment

MiA launched on 8th March 2018 and have several projects underway already which can be found on our website.

We have worked with the Glasgow Institute of Architects, Archifringe, SEDA Scottish Ecological Design Association, Glasgow Doors Open Day, Architecture and Design Scotland and Creative Scotland.

We held 'The Equal Architect' Symposium on International Womens Day, 8th March 2019 at the Glasgow Art Club with guest speakers from Practice, Academia and Education. The themes covered on the day were Equality and Diversity, Education and Inspiration, Identity and Practice and Future.

MiA curate the MSA Friday lecture series in semester 1 and aim to provoke and promote the investigation of architecture through a wider lens.