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Joanne Mayland


Joanne joined ACA as a graduate Architectural Technologist in July 2018 after graduating for a second time.

Joanne is the first person to join ACA’s Graduate programme, which is led by Senior Technician David Macfarlane & Allan Corfield. The 2-year in-house training programme gives recent graduates an opportunity to gain vital, on the job experience.

She originally graduated in 1991 with a B.Ed. in Primary Education and worked in several schools in Scotland and England until 1997, whereupon she took an extended career break to raise her 3 children. The moves were associated with her husband’s employment, which also led them to spending 4 enjoyable and interesting years in Calgary, Canada. During this time, she developed an interest in interior design and, subsequently, architecture.

On her return to Scotland, she commenced studying a B.Sc. in Architectural Technology at Edinburgh Napier University, in preparation for returning to employment once her children left home. She now looks forward to forging a new career path in the area of building and architecture and hopes she will still have some spare time to continue her hobbies of playing in Linlithgow Reed Band, netball club, book club and sewing bee!

Contact Joanne if you would like to learn more about the technical part of your Self Build project!