Jordan Burne, MArch with Urban Planning

Jordan Burne RKA Architects

Jordan obtained his Masters of Architecture with Urban Planning at the University of Dundee. Having immigrated from Zimbabwe to pursue a career in architecture, he completed his Part 1 placement at Mansons Architects and Planners after having obtained his Bachelors. He has worked on several commercial and student residential projects of different scales.

With an interest in sustainability, placemaking, people and architecture, the focus of Jordan’s Master’s Thesis was “How do we re-integrate ecological systems into an existing urban setting to create sustainable, ecological, people-friendly neighbourhoods within the city?” His approach was to bring green and blue infrastructure into our existing cities, attempting to demonstrate the economic, environmental and health benefits of creating people-centric eco-communities in light of the current economic and environmental context.

He believes contextual sensitivity, human interactions, materiality and the interaction between light and these materials are vital to shaping our sense of place and that we should be conscious of the lasting impact of these aspects when shaping spaces of the future.