Cora McLean

I love the impact that architecture can have on people and communities. My travels to Japan and Europe have broadened my initial interest in architecture and I am now studying for a BSc(Hons) at the University of Bath.  Whilst travel has played a crucial part in developing my architectural interest, I am also keen to embed my knowledge and theory in the workplace environment. Previous experience includes, JM Architects, London and am currently working with AR Design Studio in Winchester. Soon I will be heading into my fourth and final year with an individual project based in Dorchester

Skills in:

  • Photoshop,
  • InDesign,
  • AutoCAD,
  • Sketchup
  • Model making.

Satellites Over Dublin

January 17, 2016



December 18, 2015


AR Design Studio – Placement

September 1, 2015


Medical Centre

December 17, 2014

Does this look okay

Community Hub

December 12, 2014


Brick House

July 5, 2014


Mapping Kingsmead

June 2, 2014



May 26, 2014



December 12, 2013

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AR Design Studio

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So after an amazing 6 Months, I’ve finally finished my placement at AR Design Studio! I honestly can’t believe how much i’ve learnt throughout the placement experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Working for a relatively small practice also had great advantages and I was able to participate in multiple design stages, was exposed to the architectural world through lectures, competitions and trips and I was even made to build a sculpture.  Massive thanks to the whole team, I had a brill time.    


The Tin.

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Exciting news!? I have a placement, woooo! I'm now working at an architecture practice called 'AR Design Studio' in Winchester and you can check them out here. What I have been dying to blog about though is a mini project of mine that  i've been working on since moving out of bath in late January. I say mini project, its more a mini portfolio. I wanted to create a CV that would grab people's attention, that was fun, and that I felt was a true reflection of me and thus, the tin was born! Using a circle cutter I found online...

Me and Japanese architecture. Part 1

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What architecture am I into? I got asked this question recently and although completely reasonable, I was in a way kind of surprised by it and felt very put on the spot. I mentioned contemporary architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright. Perhaps that seems a little predictable, I don't know. But on the other hand, I do like both of those things. Truly, I like most architecture, and as a person I never really have had a true favourite. For me Japanese architecture was always an interest, but it grew to my attention when I actually visited the place. In 2012, at...

Digital Illustration

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Semester 1 is over! It’s gone so fast I’m amazed. It was exceptionally busy but also pretty fun at the same time. Work wise, I’ve recently been working on improving photoshop skills and am set to also learn rendering software. e.g 3Ds Max. This is my most recent work on photoshop:     I don’t think the building blends quite as seamlessly as it could, but i’m pleased with my improvements on the photoshop front; I used youtube tutorials for tips! We’ll see what happens next! Happy Monday Cora xx