Dress for the Weather work in the fields of architecture and public art to produce work which engages with and responds strongly to its context.
Our architectural work seeks to construct buildings which are beautifully equipped for their climate, culture, economy and place while our public art works experiment with spatial conditions and the existing fabric of places. All of our work follows a consistent ethos: to dress for the weather.
The practice is led by self-initiated and project specific research which focuses on mapping and building typology studies. These build an understanding of place and how people inhabit their surroundings. This research is integral to our built work and the two have a reciprocal relationship.
Dress for the Weather prides itself on being an open and inclusive practice; we talk about architecture, art and place and encourage others to become engaged through walks, talks, workshops and involvement in education. The practice work across a range of scales and building types and are passionate about helping individuals and organisations better realise the potential of their buildings, spaces, towns and cities.
Matt McKenna and Andy Campbell established Dress for the Weather in 2009. The practice has continued to grow since then and enjoys working with communities, public bodies, private clients and creative organisations. Both Matt and Andy studied at University of Strathclyde with the post-graduate and masters course contributing greatly to the formation of Dress for the Weather.
Dress for the Weather have an office in South Block in Glasgow and take a studio approach to all our work - making models, testing ideas and holding regular design reviews. We regularly collaborate with other creative and community practices and are interested in the relationship between art and architecture.
Saltire Award Winner, 2013 | Award for Innovation in Housing for South Seed's Energy Snapshot Report | Govanhill, Glasgow
Scottish Design Awards, 2013 | Commendation for Gallowgate Patterns artwork | Gallowgate, Glasgow
Greek Thomson Scholarship, 2012 | Awarded via Glasgow Institute of Architects design competition | Holmwood House, Glasgow
Homes and Interiors Scotland | Issue 101, Jan/Feb 2015 | Crown Gardens Extension
Homes and Interiors Scotland | Issue 99, May/Jun 2015 | Frederick Crescent Extension
The Glue Factory
Glasgow Collective Studios
WASPS Artists' Studios
Architecture + Design Scotland
University of Strathclyde
National Trust for Scotland
Glasgow School of Art
Inverness City Arts
Inverness City Council
Strathaven Town Mill Arts + Heritage Centre
G1 Developments Ltd
Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative