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Raina Armstrong

Raina Armstrong

Architectural Assistant
BArch, MArch Architectural Studies (Digital Creativity)

Raina graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art in 2016, specialising in algorithmic architecture, and joined Architype as a Part II architectural assistant in 2020.

Having first studied architecture in India, she worked at firms in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Mumbai, before moving to Scotland. In 2019, Raina helped carry out research for a design toolkit being developed in tandem with the Scottish Government’s Place Standard Tool.

Raina’s interests include sustainability, community-centred design, architecture based on design justice principles and algorithmic architecture. She is a co-opted member of the Glasgow Institute of Architects; in 2018 she co-organised one of four discourse workshops to democratically develop the RIAS’ five year strategy. She is now working with the strategy team to increase membership and public engagement. Raina is a member of the Design Justice Network, and also co-edits the Scottish Ecological Design Association’s magazine. In 2020 Raina co-produced a series of events for the Architecture Fringe Festival.

Raina has worked on a range of Passivhaus projects for Architype, including Currie Community High School, Forth Valley College consultancy, and North Muirton primary school.

Education

Raina studied for her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Pune, India, graduating in 2012. After working for several firms internationally, she moved to the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art to gain her Master of Architectural Studies: Digital Creativity (Algorithmic Design), graduating in 2016.