Feature Wall Commemorates Life of Dundee Designer


A leading land and property company has paid tribute to a former colleague who sadly passed away, by building a feature wall at the location of final design project.

Euan Wright, a former pupil of Perth Academy and graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone, was an assistant architect with Perth-based Bell Ingram Design, where he completed numerous projects for the RSPB. He died following a tragic accident in October 2012 at the age of 30.autumn-2016-022

Bell Ingram Design and Euan’s family – in consultation with the RSPB – agreed to construct a wall in his memory next to The RSPB Reserve at the Loch of Strathbeg in Aberdeenshire, the last project which the talented architect designed before his death.

The refurbished Visitor’s Centre was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the end of October, with members of Euan’s family, Bell Ingram Design and RSPB colleagues all in attendance.img_4934

Scott Ramsay, Architectural Technician at Bell Ingram Design, who worked on the Reserve project with Euan and then on the feature Wall, said: “Everyone at Bell Ingram was shocked and saddened when we heard the news of Euan’s accident.

“Euan was a well-liked and valued member of the team, who was hugely committed to design and architecture and we wanted to do something memorable to commemorate his life and work.

“He had worked on the design of a number of projects for the RSPB, and as one of these projects was the Loch of Strathberg Reserve, this seemed like the perfect setting.rspb-loch-of-strathbeg-commemorative-wall

Euan’s parents enjoyed being part of the official opening celebrations and experiencing the amazing new facilities. They look forward to revisiting with their grandchildren in the springtime and showing them the special feature wall, which Uncle Euan’s friends made to remember him.

The Loch of Strathberg RSPB Reserve – located near Crimond in Aberdeenshire – protects Scotland’s largest dune loch, plus its surrounding wetlands, grassland and woodland, and the wealth of wildlife that lives there.

Established 117 years ago, Bell Ingram has 130 professional staff across 11 UK offices including: farm, estate and forestry managers; chartered surveyors, estate agents, architects, planners, and building surveyors; and tourism, GIS mapping, and renewable energy specialists.

Published on 8th December 2016