Sue Manning

RIAS Architect

Sue's Architectural Design principles are motivated by the ways in which people respond to the quality of the spaces they inhabit and are affected by them. She promotes robust design and detailing alongside her pioneering use of natural and Low Carbon construction materials, and the development of innovative ecological construction techniques.

Since qualifying in Architecture as a mature student in 2003, her advocacy and commitment of the use of local materials and resources in construction is supported by her involvement with local woodland and farmland development and management. Sue has a considerable practical expertise in the field of ecological design. Her experience in Architectural Practice has been gained through employment with a variety of small architectural practices before establishing the LLP Partnership ecological architecture in 2008, in order to focus on Ecological Design. Sue is a Director of the Scottish Ecological Design Association.(SEDA)

The Regeneration of Tombreck Farm, The Big Shed and the Cart Shed Studio

Tombreck farm, situated on the North bank of Loch Tay, was passed onto its present owner in near derelict condition in 1997, and Sue worked with others to establish the project. The regeneration of the farm, its buildings and land, has become an exemplar of rural community development, with affordable housing, community projects and land based projects. The process is on-going with the potential of transferable experience to other community groups and projects.

Sue is a founder member and Director of the Lochtayside Community Interest Company (LTCIC), and is involved in the day to day running of the Big Shed. The office of ecological architecture is in a former cart shed, the Cart Shed Studio, which was re-built using a green timber frame sourced locally, clay plastered walls, and bulk wool insulation. Much of the work was carried out by volunteers in conjunction with SEDA.

Other Projects and Interests

Sue lives on the farm and is an award winning gardener, and passionate about farming and local food. She established the Tombreck Farm Shop in 2012 to sell eggs, meat and other produce from the farm. In her spare time she is training two ponies to undertake long distance trecking and farm work, and is currently campaining for a local long distance footpath - The Lochtayside Way.

 ARB Registered 2014 (Architects Registration Board)

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Aug 18, 2017

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