Wintech organise site visit for University of Edinburgh students

Wintech’s Senior Facade Engineer and Edinburgh office lead, Pablo Ochoa, recently hosted a group of students from the University of Edinburgh’s engineering and MSc in Architectural Conservation courses, along with Dr. Theodossopoulos.

We were delighted to work alongside Downing and Fletcher Joseph architects to provide these students with an immersive experience at our project site – The Meadows.

During the visit, we took the students through a detailed overview of the different façade components used in the project. We explained the importance of early design phases and the correct selection of materials and façade systems. We wanted the students to understand the value of these elements in achieving optimal performance and longevity of façade.

Furthermore, Jose Cave, an Associate at Fletcher Joseph Architects, provided the students with a detailed explanation of the site’s historical significance. The project’s location next to the Old Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh holds a special place in the history of Scotland’s Arts and Crafts movement. The Old Hospital is home to a mural by Phoebe Anna Traquair, a key stakeholder in the movement, making the site visit all the more significant.

We are grateful to Dr. Theodossopoulos, the students, as well as Downing and Fletcher Joseph architects for making this visit possible. It was an incredible opportunity for us to share our knowledge and experience with the new generation of professionals. We hope to continue such collaborations in the future, contributing to the development of the industry as a whole” – Pablo Ochoa

Wintech are proud to champion the work of STEM and celebrate the role that the industry can play within education.