Active participation, community responsibility and open communication encourages an embedded ownership and the sustainability of the project. We believe a project’s success is reliant on developing community ownership from the beginning.










Made in Stirling


icecream architecture facilitated the launch of the shop, which has now been trading for 2 years. icecream architecture has designed, facilitated and delivered the pop-up shop Made In Stirling in conjunction with StartUp Street Stirling, Stirling Creative Industries Forum and Stirling Council. Due to the success of the project, the initial 3-month brief has been extended into a permanent outlet for creatives, designers and local craftspeople to showcase and retail their produce. 

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Only in Govan


Engagement, aspiration and design project resulting in the publication of a widely distributed book created by local networks and people of Govan. This book is an interactive and involving, completely unique document, telling the significant, the forgotten and the inspiring memories of Govan. The book shows off the local secrets and details, which make this a place to be proud of. It exists both as a digital document and as 4,000 beautiful hard copies distributed to homes and households in Govan for free. The book was launched at the infamous Govan Fair on June 6th 2014. 


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Musselburgh Public Art Dabbling Project


The core aim of the project was to develop and build informed discussions with the people of Musselburgh in order to define what the key themes for meaningful public art in Musselburgh should be. Through a series of workshops, activities, inspirational speakers, explorative walks, ideas testing, sharing and critical discussion, the project has provided an accessible platform for local people to gain a broader insight and understanding into the potential for future public art, and to map possible locations within the town. 


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Denny Design Charrette Briefs


In response to extensive community engagement led by icecream architecture in Denny for the development of the Denny Public Art Plan, an application was made in partnership with Falkirk Council to the Scottish Government National Charrette Mainstreaming Programme to use the Charrette workshop framework as a stepping stone for realising the communities aspirations for their Town Centre.


Later, ice cream architecture secured £10,000 in funding to allow the community to develop the briefs designed during the Charrette. The funding secured, supported members of the community to kick start their projects and begin the journey towards long term community aspirations. 


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