The first time I stepped through the door of No. 58 I was greeted by the ever enthusiastic Archie Pacey who virtually recruited me to the board on the spot. He told me that he wanted to build a community centre in Gorebridge.
As an architect (I have my own practice – Halvorsen Architects – in Newlandrig) I felt that I had something to offer and signed up willingly. Most of my time on the board has been spent in charge of the new building with all its ups and downs. It has been a pleasure working with Lee Boyd, our architects.