Pidgin Perfect is a creative studio working to place the community at the
heart of our projects; combining research participation and design
 #BuildingBetterCommunities

About


Pidgin Perfect is an award winning multi disciplinary creative studio based in Glasgow. We bring together people, clients and place to help build better communities for everyone. Pidgin Perfect have a unique approach combining research, participation and design around the built environment, placing the community at the heart of our projects.

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Approach

We believe that meaningful participation, strategic research and socially driven design are interrelated and that the best results are achieved when these three elements combine, having fun is a serious part of our process.Through collaboration, storytelling and a unique understanding of context Pidgin Perfect deliver socially rich outcomes. From installing a temporary cinema on the banks of the River Clyde; to developing visual briefs for key public sector projects; designing an outdoor theatrical banquet in Venice; or landscaping public green spaces in Glasgow and delivering permanent public realm works with internationally renowned artists; Pidgin Perfect create architecture that truly allows for engaging experiences, building lasting relationships and bringing communities together.

Team

Pidgin Perfect is led by Marc Cairns, Dele Adeyemo and Becca Thomas

Team Photo. Marc CairnsTeam Photo. Becca ThomasTeam Photo. Dele Adeyemo

Dele Adeyemo, Director
Growing up in the West End with a mix of Nigerian and Scottish heritage, Dele developed a fascination for people and the city’s rich varying cultures, a perspective that has always informed his ideas. Dele is experienced in facilitation, project management and design with a detailed understanding of nurturing research and cultural projects through the developmental phase into reality.

Marc Cairns, Director
Growing up and studying in Glasgow before working in New York City, Marc developed a curiosity and appreciation for architecture and how people engage with the public realm. Marc has led on a number of large scale public art projects alongside community engagement and participation programmes, including work with Glasgow Housing Association, Scottish Book Trust and Velocity - a cultural response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Becca Thomas, Director
Having been adopted by Glasgow, after moving to the city for her architectural education, Becca has a keen interest in community and place making. At Pidgin Perfect she has developed a strong portfolio of projects across research, participation and design including the creation and delivery of creative engagement toolkits, visual briefs for public sector projects and architectural design.


Research


Forward Thinking and Future Strategy
Pidgin Perfect's research includes working with a range of experts across design and social sciences to define best practice and suggest policy and frameworks. Bringing together key stakeholders to develop and implement integrated strategies and initiatives at various scales. As well as working with clients and communities to define their aims and translate them into clear design principles and values to help build better communities. 

Children engaging with our Gathering Wastelands Exhibition at the World Design Capital Pavilion in Helsinki

Clients include: Architecture + Design Scotland, Angus Council, Gingko Projects, North Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire Council, The Scottish Government, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 and World Design Capital Cape Town 2014


Participation


Bringing People Together
Pidgin Perfect work to consult the community and the public to inform and gather opinions on future projects. We actively involve people in the process of design through creative engagement methods, and design innovative events that bring people together and celebrate stakeholders, communities and people. 

Girl Walk // All Day. Temporary Cinema Event on the Clyde Embankment in Glasgow with Glasgow Film Festival and local dance troupes

Clients include: The British Council, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Housing Association, ng Homes, Pollokshaws Community Council, The Scottish Government, Stalled Spaces


Design


Building Better Communities
Pidgin Perfect employ our research and participation with a passion for designing spaces that meaningfully connect people to places, integrating heritage, culture and customs. Creating successful and sophisticated relationships with space through the use of craft, materials, technology and colour. 

Gabriella DiTano's colourful mural on the historic Inverness Library

Clients include: Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Housing Association, MANY CIC, Maryhill Integration Network, NVAScottish Book Trust


Contact


Pidgin Perfect Ltd
3rd Floor, 84 Miller Street
Glasgow
G1 1DT

 +44 (0) 141 226 4092
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Company registered in Scotland No. SC 393 946