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Lorna Gibson

Architect at van Dongen - Koschuch

Amsterdam Area, Netherlands
Architecture & Planning
  1. van Dongen - Koschuch
  1. XML Architecture Research Urbanism,
  2. Frame Publishing,
  3. 55 Degrees Ltd
  1. The University of Edinburgh

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van Dongen - Koschuch

van Dongen - Koschuch

Architect and Urban planner

– Present

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Architect and Urban planner

van Dongen - Koschuch
– Present (2 years 5 months)Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Participation in SO, VO, and DO stages of: Den Helder Theatre, Amsterdam Conservatorium adjustments, Philharmonie Haarlem: Design Platform, and Lietbild Pforzheim 2025, in Germany.
My personal interests concentrate on the social responsibilities of the Architect, supporting alternative methods of procuration and elevating the work of young designers.

Architect and Urban Research Intern

XML Architecture Research Urbanism
(6 months)Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Together with a team of five, we analysed statistical data to draw conclusions, create maps, text and diagrams, on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and Atelier Making Projects, materialising into the publication 'Olympic Cities: the Netherlands as Game Changer', and an interactive installation at the NAI Rotterdam Biennale 'Future CIties' of 2012. Other responsibilities: Concept development, exhibition design/modelling and iPad app design for an interactive exhibition.

MARK magazine, Editorial and graphics placement

Frame Publishing
(4 months)Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Combining Architecture with my passion for writing, a placement within FRAME publishers for MARK magazine gave me editorial experience in one of the today's leading international Architecture magazines. Responsibilities included: Writing and editing articles in multiple MARK issues, maintaining an online database for the creation of MARK and FRAME websites, and online editorial.

Systems Architecture, Zaha Hadid, Riverview Museum

55 Degrees Ltd
(2 months)Glasgow, United Kingdom

Free-lance assistance with graphics during the final design stages.

Interiors editorial internship

(4 months)London, United Kingdom

International interior design research, into established and up-and-coming designers. Communications and organisation of photoshoots. An extremely enjoyable experience, and insight into the traits and skills required within the media industry.

Part 1 Architectural Assistant

Murphy Philipps Architects
(4 months)London, United Kingdom

Working within a team on the tender phase of The Adult Mental Health Unit in Southampton. Responsibilities included: 1:50 drawings, fire door specifications, courtyard design.


De Kampanje Theatre - Den Helder, North Holland(Link)

Renovation Project of the old Navy base in Den Helder, North Holland. Conversion to a Theatre, Flexible hall and offices.

-Part of the Core Team (Myself, Raul Forsoni, Patrick Koschuch) that developed the Winning Proposal
-Part of the team involved in developing the Outline Design
-Part of the team involved in developing the Definitive Design

Team members:


  • Rhino
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • SketchUp
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Vectorworks
  • Microstation
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Technical Drawing
  • Hand Drawing
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Scanning
  • Laser Cutting
  • Model Making
  • CMS
  • Editorial
  • Corel Draw
  • Creative Direction
  • Presentation Development
  • Dreamweaver
  • Architecture
  • Sketching
  • Urbanism
  • Urban Design
  • Vray
  • Architectures
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The University of Edinburgh

BA Hons (Part 1), Architecture

Craigholme Schools for Girls, Glasgow

Scottish Highers, Art, English, Math, Physics, Business Management, Pyschology, Politics

Activities and Societies: Also studied: Italian, French, German, Biology, Chemistry, History, Geography.

Honors & Awards

Amsterdam Half Marathon, 2012
Paris Half Marathon, 2010
Duke of Edinburgh Gold, 2005
Duke of Edinburgh Silver, 2004
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, 2003
Piano, Grade 4, Merit

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