Mactaggart & Mickel Group backs Glasgow School of Art with new scholarship

Mactaggart & Mickel Group has launched a new scholarship in conjunction with The Glasgow School of Art as it confirms its support for the acclaimed Glasgow institute.

Aptly named ‘The Derek Mickel Architecture Scholarship’, after the late chairman of Mactaggart & Mickel Group, the scholarship pays tribute to Derek Mickel’s lifelong connection to design and passion for nurturing young talent.

Launching during the company’s landmark 90th anniversary year, the scholarship is open to all undergraduate students studying in The Mackintosh School of Architecture at The Glasgow School of Art. It will fully fund the selected student throughout their programme of study in Architecture for three years.

Andrew Mickel, chairman of Mactaggart & Mickel Homes and son of Derek Mickel, commented:

“Inspired by my father’s vision and passion for architecture, this scholarship has an aim of not only supporting students but also inspiring them, helping them to realise their potential.

“We recognise and appreciate the knowledge and skill required by architects – providing support to the future generation is an honour and something we deem to be a responsibility.

“I’m really looking forward to reviewing the applications; I expect the calibre of entrants will be excellent. My father would be so proud – I hope this is the start of a lasting legacy for many future generations to come.”

Professor Christopher Platt, head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at The Glasgow School of Art, added:

“The Mackintosh School of Architecture is pleased to be working in partnership with Mactaggart & Mickel Group, known for quality and innovation in house building.

“This new scholarship will help a talented student for the duration of their course; financial pressures on our students can be considerable and this generous award will help ease the burden of undertaking a creative course of study.”

Mactaggart & Mickel Group has a long history of supporting young talent, from local teams, schools and groups to its sponsorship of Commonwealth Games hopeful, swimmer Jordan Hughes. Having handcrafted homes since 1925, the company has evolved to maintain its place as the Scottish housebuilder with the highest reputation, leading the way in quality and innovation.