JAMstudio was appointed to assist Dana Petroleum with the design of their new HQ in Aberdeen. A short timescale meant long hours and a quick turnaround for the design team.
My roles on the project were hugely varied. They included being a member of the initial pitch presentation team, preparing the majority of the visual presentation information and attending the official opening by the First Minister.
Whilst the project was live I was the main contact between technical, design, project management and the client. I carried out space planning, concept design, 3D visualisations, costing review, detail drawings, construction drawings, design team meetings, lighting selection, furniture procurement & overseeing furniture installation, fire escape strategy and site surveys.
I took a lead position in potentially difficult site meetings between time-constrained contractors and exacting clients, and worked with my practice principals to ensure a successful finished project.
As part of the specification aspects required for the project, I took a leading role in the selection, pricing and procurement of the furniture, lighting and finishes. Unusually for a project of this scale, this was done without the involvement of an intermediary furniture dealer because the client wanted to ensure a tight control over the finished look.
I was responsible for a number of bespoke elements which were designed in-house. This included the reception desk (with integrated mail boxes) and the “rock lights” which hang in the main atrium. These reflected Dana’s new brand and were a focal point from the street frontage.