Colour in architecture: Alannah’s experience

Our trainee planner, Alannah, attended the inspiring lecture yesterday “On Colour in Architecture: Association and Experience” held by Fiona McLachlan, Professor of Architectural Practice at the University of Edinburgh. Fiona talked about how colour should not just be an afterthought in the design process, and an architect must always plan and justify why a colour is used. After all, it has great potential in changing how buildings are perceived, and adding colour will not save bad architecture. On her way home, Alannah took the time to notice why certain buildings had certain colours incorporated into their design.

Alannah is grateful to the RTPI for hosting this lecture and she will certainly keep Fiona’s findings in mind as she progresses through her role at EP and her MSc in Urban Planning.

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