A huge well done to Mhairi-Claire Wilkes from our Interiors team based in Glasgow, who has successfully been nominated onto the Mix Interiors 30 under 30 class of 2022.

The list annually celebrates the rising stars in the interior design community, officially announced in the Mix Interiors Magazine and at a celebratory event in May at Clerkenwell Design Festival.

“Over the last 3 years, Mhairi-Claire has played a key role within the HLM design team delivering flagship projects”.

The nomination text reads:

“Following the completion of her degree, Mhairi-Claire joined HLM’s Glasgow Studio in the summer of 2017 for a paid summer work placement. Her design skills and focus on end user experience led to a permanent role the same year. Her optimism and work ethic are infectious, and she has become a key member of HLM’s interior architecture team. Her approachable nature and commitment to projects is loved by clients and colleagues alike.

Over the last 3 years, Mhairi-Claire has played a key role within the HLM design team delivering flagship projects.  Her work includes the refurbishment of the voco IHG Grade II Listed Glasgow Grand Central Hotel and the award-winning Whitehorn Hall student accommodation at St Andrews University. Mhairi-Claire also worked on the award-winning James McCune Smith Learning Hub for Glasgow University from concept to completion. The learning and teaching hub provides state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities for over 2500 students in a highly sustainably BREEAM Excellent building.  The project was winner of the Education Award at the Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) Awards and Project of the Year, Pupil/Student Experience Award, and Highly Commended in the Inspiring Learning Spaces category at the Learning Places Scotland Awards 2021.

Alongside project delivery, Mhairi-Claire has returned to West College Scotland where she is an alumni, running a module with a focus on sustainability and portfolio skills for the last 5 years as well as guest lecturing at the University of Glasgow.  Mhairi-Claire also mentors students at City of Glasgow College, and her support and advice to new designers has been particularly important over the last two years as the pandemic has meant limited exposure for students to the industry”.

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