our practice

Aspirational Design Creates Great Places

Our team at Smith Scott Mullan Associates is focused on the design and realisation of high quality architecture. We have a wide portfolio of projects and a creative team with an enthusiasm for new challenges.

Established in 1995, our practice has developed into a professional and dynamic team capable of addressing almost any project. Led by our Directors Eugene Mullan, Jamie Bateman, Rick McCluggage and Graham Acheson and Consultant Alistair Scott, we are supported by a consistent technical team and have the complementary skills and experience to produce great buildings and places for new and existing clients.

We have now successfully delivered over 500 individual projects throughout Scotland and Northern England. These include large-scale urban regeneration, residential developments, business centres, sports facilities, educational and civic buildings, refurbishments, conservation of historic buildings and interior design projects.

Recently, in addition to our many award-winning housing projects, we have created a house for rare alpine plants, refurbished an Edwardian theatre, rescued a 1930s listed roadhouse and planned a spa hotel overlooking Ben Nevis. We have also designed the UK’s longest public bench and found time for study tours to inspirational cities including Tokyo, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Malmo, Amsterdam and Freiburg.

Our success is founded on a combination of creative skills and a structured approach to the management and delivery of our projects. We focus on gaining a deep understanding of the issues which are vital  to our clients and always try to be enjoyable people to work with. Our architecture combines a respect for context with a commitment to create both economic and social value through contemporary buildings and places. As a result, we have a group of very loyal clients, a list of awards for our work and a team eager to take on the next challenge.

people

EUGENE MULLAN

architect & director

BSc Hons, DipArch, MScUD, ARB, FRIAS, RIBA, ARTPI, FRSA

As one of its founders, Eugene leads the direction and business management of our Practice. He is an Architect and a qualified Urban Designer, with a particular interest in the effective regeneration of neighbourhoods and creation of successful places. He has significant experience of residential design across a range of tenures, most recently in design for older people and those with dementia. Eugene has recognised expertise in stakeholder and community consultation having organised a number of programmes and lectured on the subject.

Eugene is a founding Director of the Irish Business Network Scotland (IBNS) set up in 2016. Eugene also sits on the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Advanced Construction Group and is convenor of The Crags Centre social enterprise. He was on the board of PAS (Planning Aid Scotland) and was secretary of the parliamentary Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment for 10 years.

His interests include swimming, running and watching basketball.

JAMIE BATEMAN

architect & director

BA (Hons), MA (Hons), Dip Arch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA, RIAS Accreditation in Conservation Architecture

Jamie joined us in 1999 and having led Design Teams for some of our most prominent buildings, is experienced in effective project delivery. With a degree in Physics as well as Architecture, he understands the technical performance of buildings. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the Building Regulations and is an Approved Certifier of Energy Design under the RIAS scheme. He is an RIAS-accredited Conservation Architect with many years’ experience of bringing new life to old buildings and a particular interest in sensitive contemporary interventions. Within the Practice, Jamie oversees our resources allocation across all projects and is responsible for our Quality Management System.

Jamie enjoys gardening and hillwalking and he volunteers as a board member of the Tweedsmuir Community Company.

BArch (Hons), DipArch, MArch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA

Since joining us in 2003, Rick has led Design Teams on a diverse range of successful projects. In recent years he has been involved in a wide variety of successful projects including new residential developments in Edinburgh, masterplans for Stranraer and Dalkeith, George Watson’s College’s new Centre for Sport and the refurbishment of two World War II hangars at the National Museum of Flight.

Rick assists with the business management of the Practice and is responsible for the internal organisation of our production systems. He also plays a key role in the marketing and promotion of the Practice.

Rick is a skilled photographer and enjoys travel, football, skiing and spending time with his young family.

RICK McCLUGGAGE

architect & director

MA (Hons), MArch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA

Graham joined us in 2007 and is an experienced Architect with a wide breadth of knowledge across multiple sectors. In recent years his projects have included new housing for the elderly, a national training facility for the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service and several projects for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ranging from retail refurbishments to new education facilities and the refurbishment of their historic glasshouses. He is skilled at understanding a project’s context to co-ordinate the Design Team and deliver the project to programme.

Graham enjoys a wide range of sports including golf, swimming and skiing. He is a member of the Edinburgh Merchant Company and takes a keen interest in its charitable work.

GRAHAM ACHESON

architect & director

ALISTAIR SCOTT

architect & consultant

BArch, DipArch, ARB, RIAS, RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Building Design

Having founded our practice with Eugene in 1995, Alistair is now a Consultant and continues to focus on project initiation and the design and delivery of specific projects.

Alistair has been instrumental in establishing the design direction of our practice. He has over 30 years’ experience of leading Design Teams on a wide variety of different project types and has extensive experience of government agendas, design for sustainability and procurement routes.

Throughout his career, Alistair has held positions in a variety of influential organisations with interests in our built environment. These include the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, Architecture and Design Scotland and the Scottish Civic Trust.

Alistair’s interests include the arts, sport and travel.

JIM DUNNEY

associate

HNC (Building), IMaPS, LICWCI

Jim has been an Associate of the Practice since it was founded and possesses a wide range of skills, being a qualified Architectural Technician, CDM Coordinator and Clerk of Works. He plays a key role in projects for which we are appointed as Principal Designer under the CDM Regulations 2015, contributing advice and compiling the Health and Safety documentation. He has established our CDM and Health and Safety policies and procedures and his practical knowledge of construction issues benefits all our projects.

Jim’s interests include hillwalking, rugby and golf.

BSc (Hons), M Phil, RTPI, LI

Sarah has provided landscape design expertise for SSM on a wide variety of projects, including residential developments, civic spaces and masterplans. As a design team member, she undertakes all aspects of landscape design within the design and development process from early client presentations to instructing contractors on site. Sarah is also skilled in public participation and consultation exercises and in designing within conservation areas.

Sarah’s interests include travel, skiing, antiques and the Arts.

SARAH BARRON

landscape architect

MA (Hons), MArch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA

Since joining us in 2004, Neil has become one of our most experienced Architects. He has been involved in the delivery of a broad range of building types including large and small-scale residential, community and education, procured under both traditional and Design and Build contracts. He has the in-depth knowledge of Building Regulations, technical detailing and the performance of materials necessary for the design of well-detailed buildings. He programmes projects and co-ordinates design teams to deliver comprehensive packages of information appropriate to each project stage. Neil has undertaken accredited training in the use of Revit software and, as our BIM Manager, has led the implementation of BIM in our Practice.

Neil’s interests include football, sailing and photography.

NEIL FORRESTER

senior architect

BEN RAINGER

senior architect

BA, DipArch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA, RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Building Design

Ben joined us in 2017 as a Senior Architect with 16 years’ experience of designing and delivering award-winning buildings. He is a talented designer and has worked across a range of projects types, including fit-outs, conversions and new buildings. He has delivered EPC A-rated and BREEAM Excellent buildings and his knowledge and experience of low-energy and low-carbon buildings has been awarded by an RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Building Design. He has given talks on the subject to the RIAS and other organisations.

Ben is a member of the Edinburgh Urban Design Panel and Vice President of the Edinburgh Architectural Association.

Ben’s interests include cricket, cycling and gardening.

JAREK GASIOREK

senior architect

MSc Eng Arch, ARB

Jarek joined us in early 2018 as a Senior Architect with 12 years’ experience with another leading Edinburgh practice. He has worked on a range of conversion and new-build projects across many sectors including residential, student accommodation, civic, conservation, education and healthcare.

Jarek is concerned with the social function of architecture and is involved in numerous urbanism-related activities focusing on placemaking, community engagement, public consultations and different aspects of sustainability. He is a member of SEDA, reflecting his continued interest in sustainable design.

Jarek is a passionate Lindy Hopper and spends his free time travelling and experiencing other cultures.

BSc (Hons) ACIAT

Chris joined us in 2017 becoming the senior architectural technologist at the practice. He has eight years’ experience of designing and delivering bespoke and energy efficient buildings throughout the UK and Europe. Chris’s key focus is on innovative and sustainable building technologies, which has led to an in-depth knowledge of timber construction aiding the development of several passive standard buildings. He has presented the benefits of timber technologies within construction on multiple occasions at the Home Build and Renovation Show.

Chris is experienced in delivering projects in a BIM environment and makes full use of the opportunities BIM offers in design co-ordination between the members of the Design Team. He is a skilled user of Revit and ArchiCAD software.

Chris is a keen sportsman, with a particular interest in rock climbing and mountain biking.

CHRIS EADIE

senior architectural technologist

BSc Arch, PGDip, ARB

Shauna joined us in 2012 and acts as Project Architect on individual projects. In this role, she is responsible for the completion of design and production information, including liaison with clients and the design team to coordinate all aspects of the design and construction process. Shauna has been key to the implementation of BIM in our Practice, having undertaken accredited training in the use of Revit software, and she continues to support our BIM Manager. Shauna also manages our CPD programme within the office.

Shauna’s interests include combat fitness, reading and history.

SHAUNA GRANT

architect

PAUL PATTINSON

architect

BArch (Hons), MArch, ARB

Paul joined us in 2016, having gained over eight years’ experience with other leading Edinburgh practices. He has a varied experience ranging from high profile public buildings, large scale residential, education and mixed-use developments. Paul is responsible for the production of design and production information for individual projects, providing support to the Project Director and working with other members of the Design Team.

Paul’s interests include post graduate teaching in architecture and road cycling.  

GRAEME KYLE

architect

BSc (Hons), MArch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA

Graeme joined us at the start of 2018 following several years working with a prominent Edinburgh architectural firm. He has over 7 years’ experience in a range of sectors including education, healthcare, and housing in a variety of scales from small and bespoke to large housing developments. Graeme has a particular skill and interest in conservation and the sensitive restoration of historically significant buildings and previously worked in a hands-on role restoring architectural artefacts. Graeme is experienced in traditional procurement through all work stages from project inception to completion and handover.

Graeme assists us with our wider community engagement through schools and university careers events.

Graeme’s interests include running, snowboarding and exploring the city and surrounding areas with the family whippet.

BA (Hons), MArch

Katy joined us in the spring of 2018 from a Midlothian-based practice where she gained valuable experience through working on bespoke residential developments throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. Katy is currently engaged on various residential developments providing assistance to the Project Directors at all project stages.

Katy’s interests include East District Hockey, golf and travelling.

KATY SNODGRASS

architectural assistant

BArch (Hons), DipArch

Nick has several years’ experience from working on a variety of award winning projects in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, ranging from large scale residential, education, mixed-use developments to small house extensions. Nick is responsible for the completion of design and production information for individual projects, providing support to the Project Director and is currently working on large-scale residential projects.

Nick’s interests include football, swimming and watching Formula 1.

NICK CUNNINGHAM

architectural assistant

KIERAN McSHERRY

urban designer and architectural assistant

BArch (Hons), DipArch

Kieran joined us in 2017 as an Urban Designer and Architectural Assistant with over 5 years’ experience in urban design, architecture and participatory design. Kieran’s passion is to work with people to develop urban environments that meet their needs and aspirations and he is committed to sustainable development. Kieran is interested in environmental design and how to bring nature and biodiversity into urban environments.

Kieran’s interests include his young family, sailing, football and travelling.

OLIVER HIBBS

architectural technologist

BSc (Hons) ACIAT

Oliver joined us in June 2015 after gaining valuable experience working alongside architectural practices in the north-east of Scotland. Oliver is responsible for producing information packages at various project stages and supporting other architectural staff in the office with design and technical knowledge. Oliver is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Oliver’s interests include travel, cookery, photography and performing music in venues across Edinburgh.

BSc (Hons) ACIAT

Craig joined the Practice in 2015 after gaining valuable experience working for a property developer in Larbert. Craig’s role in the Practice as an Architectural Technologist involves providing technical support to other members of the team during a range of stages of a project. Craig is also preparing to undertake a distance learning, post graduate course in Architecture. Craig is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Craig’s interests include playing guitar as well as golf and football.

CRAIG McINTOSH

architectural technologist

BSc(Hons), ACIAT

Peter joined us in 2017. His role as an Architectural Technologist involves providing technical support to other members of the team during all stages of a project.

After gaining his architectural technology qualifications, Peter worked for an architecture practice in Aberdeen on predominantly commercial projects ranging from high-spec office buildings and office fit-outs to a sports centre. He has good knowledge of construction detailing and building regulations, enabling him to produce comprehensive packages of co-ordinated technical construction information. He is experienced in the production of SAP and U-value calculations for residential projects.

He has a sound knowledge of both Revit and CAD software within the context of BIM and is also skilled in the use of SketchUp and Photoshop for the production of 3D visualisations.

Peter’s interests include running and cooking. 

PETER HACKETT

architectural technologist

RICARDO FREEMAN

architectural technologist

BSc (Hons)

Ricardo joined us in 2017 after 3 years with Aberdeenshire architectural practices working on Aberdeen Football Stadium and off-shore accommodation modules for the oil industry, where he developed a particular skill in producing high-quality presentation images and animations.

He is currently responsible for all aspects of project information from concept to delivery using his design and technical knowledge and computer software skills. He is one of our Revit experts and key to the delivery of our BIM (Building Information Modelling) projects.

Ricardo’s enthusiasm for problem solving makes him our ideal in-house IT support.

Ricardo’s has a keen interest in photography and a wide passion for cars along with being a regular member of his local gym.

RUARAIDH MARR

architectural technologist

BSc (Hons)

Ruaraidh joined us in 2016 having gained valuable experience in a smaller practice in East Lothian. Ruaraidh is responsible for producing information packages at various project stages and supporting other architectural staff in the office with design and technical knowledge. Ruaraidh is currently working closely with the Directors on a range of masterplanning and large residential projects.

Ruaraidh’s interests include keeping fit, film & travel.

BSc (Hons)

After graduating from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in 2016, Emma spent six months working temporarily for a small practice in the Scottish Borders before joining us at the start of 2017. Emma has created a strong base for her career and is currently working alongside senior staff to produce drawing and information packages during the technical design stages on a variety of residential, education and leisure projects.

Emma’s interests include running, cooking, photography and fitness classes. 

EMMA SANDERSON

architectural technologist

BSc(Hons)

Radostina graduated from Robert Gordon University in 2017. She worked for a small family practice outside Dundee gaining valuable experience in Planning and Building Warrant applicatons before joining us in early 2018. Radostina assists members of our team in the production of technical packages and produces presentation images using SketchUp and Photoshop.

Radostina’s interests include reading, running and fitness.  

RADOSTINA STOEVA

architectural technologist

AMANDA CROOK

practice manager

Amanda is our friendly Practice Manager and is likely to be the first person you speak to when you call us or visit our Studio. Amanda oversees all aspects of office administration including reception, secretarial, PA support and assists the Directors in marketing the Practice. Amanda’s background is in finance and HR and she joined us from another leading Edinburgh design consultancy.

Amanda’s interests include her love of golf and all things sport, along with her young granddaughter. .

GAEL FISHER

accounts administrator

Gael fulfils the role of Accounts Administrator and oversees all aspects of the finance department including salaries, financial reporting and fees, supporting the Management Team.

Gael has an avid interest in art and has displayed her work in several exhibitions.

EUGENE MULLAN

architect & director

BSc Hons, DipArch, MScUD, ARB, FRIAS, RIBA, ARTPI, FRSA

As one of its founders, Eugene leads the direction and business management of our Practice. He is an Architect and a qualified Urban Designer, with a particular interest in the effective regeneration of neighbourhoods and creation of successful places. He has significant experience of residential design across a range of tenures, most recently in design for older people and those with dementia. Eugene has recognised expertise in stakeholder and community consultation having organised a number of programmes and lectured on the subject.

Eugene is a founding Director of the Irish Business Network Scotland (IBNS) set up in 2016. Eugene also sits on the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Advanced Construction Group and is convenor of The Crags Centre social enterprise. He was on the board of PAS (Planning Aid Scotland) and was secretary of the parliamentary Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment for 10 years

His interests include swimming, running and watching basketball.

JAMIE BATEMAN

architect & director

BA (Hons), MA (Hons), Dip Arch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA, RIAS Accreditation in Conservation Architecture

Jamie joined us in 1999 and having led Design Teams for some of our most prominent buildings, is experienced in effective project delivery. With a degree in Physics as well as Architecture, he understands the technical performance of buildings. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the Building Regulations and is an Approved Certifier of Energy Design under the RIAS scheme. He is an RIAS-accredited Conservation Architect with many years’ experience of bringing new life to old buildings and a particular interest in sensitive contemporary interventions. Within the Practice, Jamie oversees our resources allocation across all projects and is responsible for our Quality Management System.

Jamie enjoys gardening and hillwalking and he volunteers as a board member of the Tweedsmuir Community Company.

RICK McCLUGGAGE

architect & director

BArch (Hons), DipArch, MArch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA

Since joining us in 2003, Rick has led Design Teams on a diverse range of successful projects. In recent years he has been involved in a wide variety of successful projects including new residential developments in Edinburgh, masterplans for Stranraer and Dalkeith, George Watson’s College’s new Centre for Sport and the refurbishment of two World War II hangars at the National Museum of Flight. Rick assists with the business management of the Practice and is responsible for the internal organisation of our production systems. He also plays a key role in the marketing and promotion of the Practice.

Rick is a skilled photographer and enjoys travel, football, skiing and spending time with his young family.

GRAHAM ACHESON

architect & director

MA (Hons), MArch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA

Graham joined us in 2007 and is an experienced Architect with a wide breadth of knowledge across multiple sectors. In recent years his projects have included new housing for the elderly, a national training facility for the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service and several projects for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ranging from retail refurbishments to new education facilities and the refurbishment of their historic glasshouses. He is skilled at understanding a project’s context to co-ordinate the Design Team and deliver the project to programme.

Graham enjoys a wide range of sports including golf, swimming and skiing. He is a member of the Edinburgh Merchant Company and takes a keen interest in its charitable work.

ALISTAIR SCOTT

architect & consultant

BArch, DipArch, ARB, RIAS, RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Building Design

Having founded our practice with Eugene in 1995, Alistair is now a Consultant and continues to focus on project initiation and the design and delivery of specific projects.

Alistair has been instrumental in establishing the design direction of our practice. He has over 30 years’ experience of leading Design Teams on a wide variety of different project types and has extensive experience of government agendas, design for sustainability and procurement routes.

Throughout his career, Alistair has held positions in a variety of influential organisations with interests in our built environment. These include the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, Architecture and Design Scotland and the Scottish Civic Trust.

Alistair’s interests include the arts, sport and travel.

JIM DUNNEY

associate

HNC (Building), IMaPS, LICWCI

Jim has been an Associate of the Practice since it was founded and possesses a wide range of skills, being a qualified Architectural Technician, CDM Coordinator and Clerk of Works. He plays a key role in projects for which we are appointed as Principal Designer under the CDM Regulations 2015, contributing advice and compiling the Health and Safety documentation. He has established our CDM and Health and Safety policies and procedures and his practical knowledge of construction issues benefits all our projects.

Jim’s interests include hillwalking, rugby and golf.

SARAH BARRON

landscape architect

BSc (Hons), M Phil, RTPI, LI

Sarah has provided landscape design expertise for SSM on a wide variety of projects, including residential developments, civic spaces and masterplans. As a design team member, she undertakes all aspects of landscape design within the design and development process from early client presentations to instructing contractors on site. Sarah is also skilled in public participation and consultation exercises and in designing within conservation areas.

Sarah’s interests include travel, skiing, antiques and the Arts.

NEIL FORRESTER

senior architect

MA (Hons), MArch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA

Since joining us in 2004, Neil has become one of our most experienced Architects. He has been involved in the delivery of a broad range of building types including large and small-scale residential, community and education, procured under both traditional and Design and Build contracts. He has the in-depth knowledge of Building Regulations, technical detailing and the performance of materials necessary for the design of well-detailed buildings. He programmes projects and co-ordinates design teams to deliver comprehensive packages of information appropriate to each project stage. Neil has undertaken accredited training in the use of Revit software and, as our BIM Manager, has led the implementation of BIM in our Practice.

Neil’s interests include football, sailing and photography.

BEN RAINGER

senior architect

BA, DipArch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA, RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Building Design

Ben joined us in 2017 as a Senior Architect with 16 years’ experience of designing and delivering award-winning buildings. He is a talented designer and has worked across a range of projects types, including fit-outs, conversions and new buildings. He has delivered EPC A-rated and BREEAM Excellent buildings and his knowledge and experience of low-energy and low-carbon buildings has been awarded by an RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Building Design. He has given talks on the subject to the RIAS and other organisations.

Ben is a member of the Edinburgh Urban Design Panel and Vice President of the Edinburgh Architectural Association.

Ben’s interests include cricket, cycling and gardening.

JAREK GASIOREK

senior architect

MSc Eng Arch, ARB

Jarek joined us in early 2018 as a Senior Architect with 12 years’ experience with another leading Edinburgh practice. He has worked on a range of conversion and new-build projects across many sectors including residential, student accommodation, civic, conservation, education and healthcare.

Jarek is concerned with the social function of architecture and is involved in numerous urbanism-related activities focusing on placemaking, community engagement, public consultations and different aspects of sustainability. He is a member of SEDA, reflecting his continued interest in sustainable design.

Jarek is a passionate Lindy Hopper and spends his free time travelling and experiencing other cultures.

CHRIS EADIE

senior architectural technologist

BSc (Hons) ACIAT

Chris joined us in 2017 becoming the senior architectural technologist at the practice. He has eight years’ experience of designing and delivering bespoke and energy efficient buildings throughout the UK and Europe. Chris’s key focus is on innovative and sustainable building technologies, which has led to an in-depth knowledge of timber construction aiding the development of several passive standard buildings. He has presented the benefits of timber technologies within construction on multiple occasions at the Home Build and Renovation Show.

Chris is experienced in delivering projects in a BIM environment and makes full use of the opportunities BIM offers in design co-ordination between the members of the Design Team. He is a skilled user of Revit and ArchiCAD software.

Chris is a keen sportsman, with a particular interest in rock climbing and mountain biking.

SHAUNA GRANT

architect

BSc Arch, PGDip, ARB

Shauna joined us in 2012 and acts as Project Architect on individual projects. In this role, she is responsible for the completion of design and production information, including liaison with clients and the design team to coordinate all aspects of the design and construction process. Shauna has been key to the implementation of BIM in our Practice, having undertaken accredited training in the use of Revit software, and she continues to support our BIM Manager. Shauna also manages our CPD programme within the office.

Shauna’s interests include combat fitness, reading and history.

PAUL PATTINSON

architect

BArch (Hons), MArch, ARB

Paul joined us in 2016, having gained over eight years’ experience with other leading Edinburgh practices. He has a varied experience ranging from high profile public buildings, large scale residential, education and mixed-use developments. Paul is responsible for the production of design and production information for individual projects, providing support to the Project Director and working with other members of the Design Team.

Paul’s interests include post graduate teaching in architecture and road cycling.  

GRAEME KYLE

architect

BSc (Hons), MArch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA

Graeme joined us at the start of 2018 following several years working with a prominent Edinburgh architectural firm. He has over 7 years’ experience in a range of sectors including education, healthcare, and housing in a variety of scales from small and bespoke to large housing developments. Graeme has a particular skill and interest in conservation and the sensitive restoration of historically significant buildings and previously worked in a hands-on role restoring architectural artefacts. Graeme is experienced in traditional procurement through all work stages from project inception to completion and handover.

Graeme assists us with our wider community engagement through schools and university careers events.

Graeme’s interests include running, snowboarding and exploring the city and surrounding areas with the family whippet.

KATY SNODGRASS

architectural assistant

BA (Hons), MArch

Katy joined us in the spring of 2018 from a Midlothian-based practice where she gained valuable experience through working on bespoke residential developments throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. Katy is currently engaged on various residential developments providing assistance to the Project Directors at all project stages.

Katy’s interests include East District Hockey, golf and travelling.

NICK CUNNINGHAM

architectural assistant

BArch (Hons), DipArch

Nick has several years’ experience from working on a variety of award winning projects in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, ranging from large scale residential, education, mixed-use developments to small house extensions. Nick is responsible for the completion of design and production information for individual projects, providing support to the Project Director and is currently working on large-scale residential projects.

Nick’s interests include football, swimming and watching Formula 1.

KIERAN McSHERRY

urban designer and architectural assistant

BArch (Hons), DipArch

Kieran joined us in 2017 as an Urban Designer and Architectural Assistant with over 5 years’ experience in urban design, architecture and participatory design. Kieran’s passion is to work with people to develop urban environments that meet their needs and aspirations and he is committed to sustainable development. Kieran is interested in environmental design and how to bring nature and biodiversity into urban environments.

Kieran’s interests include his young family, sailing, football and travelling.

OLIVER HIBBS

architectural technologist

BSc (Hons) ACIAT

Oliver joined us in June 2015 after gaining valuable experience working alongside architectural practices in the north-east of Scotland. Oliver is responsible for producing information packages at various project stages and supporting other architectural staff in the office with design and technical knowledge. Oliver is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Oliver’s interests include travel, cookery, photography and performing music in venues across Edinburgh.

CRAIG McINTOSH

architectural technologist

BSc (Hons) ACIAT

Craig joined the Practice in 2015 after gaining valuable experience working for a property developer in Larbert. Craig’s role in the Practice as an Architectural Technologist involves providing technical support to other members of the team during a range of stages of a project. Craig is also preparing to undertake a distance learning, post graduate course in Architecture. Craig is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Craig’s interests include playing guitar as well as golf and football.

PETER HACKETT

architectural technologist

BSc(Hons), ACIAT

Peter joined us in 2017. His role as an Architectural Technologist involves providing technical support to other members of the team during all stages of a project.

After gaining his architectural technology qualifications, Peter worked for an architecture practice in Aberdeen on predominantly commercial projects ranging from high-spec office buildings and office fit-outs to a sports centre. He has good knowledge of construction detailing and building regulations, enabling him to produce comprehensive packages of co-ordinated technical construction information. He is experienced in the production of SAP and U-value calculations for residential projects.

He has a sound knowledge of both Revit and CAD software within the context of BIM and is also skilled in the use of SketchUp and Photoshop for the production of 3D visualisations.

Peter’s interests include running and cooking. 

RICARDO FREEMAN

architectural technologist

BSc (Hons)

Ricardo joined us in 2017 after 3 years with Aberdeenshire architectural practices working on Aberdeen Football Stadium and off-shore accommodation modules for the oil industry, where he developed a particular skill in producing high-quality presentation images and animations.

He is currently responsible for all aspects of project information from concept to delivery using his design and technical knowledge and computer software skills. He is one of our Revit experts and key to the delivery of our BIM (Building Information Modelling) projects.

Ricardo’s enthusiasm for problem solving makes him our ideal in-house IT support.

Ricardo’s has a keen interest in photography and a wide passion for cars along with being a regular member of his local gym.

RUARAIDH MARR

architectural technologist

BSc (Hons)

Ruaraidh joined us in 2016 having gained valuable experience in a smaller practice in East Lothian. Ruaraidh is responsible for producing information packages at various project stages and supporting other architectural staff in the office with design and technical knowledge. Ruaraidh is currently working closely with the Directors on a range of masterplanning and large residential projects.

Ruaraidh’s interests include keeping fit, film & travel.

EMMA SANDERSON

architectural technologist

BSc (Hons)

After graduating from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in 2016, Emma spent six months working temporarily for a small practice in the Scottish Borders before joining us at the start of 2017. Emma has created a strong base for her career and is currently working alongside senior staff to produce drawing and information packages during the technical design stages on a variety of residential, education and leisure projects.

Emma’s interests include running, cooking, photography and fitness classes. 

RADOSTINA STOEVA

architectural technologist

BSc(Hons)

Radostina graduated from Robert Gordon University in 2017. She worked for a small family practice outside Dundee gaining valuable experience in Planning and Building Warrant applicatons before joining us in early 2018. Radostina assists members of our team in the production of technical packages and produces presentation images using SketchUp and Photoshop.

Radostina’s interests include reading, running and fitness.  

AMANDA CROOK

practice manager

Amanda is our friendly Practice Manager and is likely to be the first person you speak to when you call us or visit our Studio. Amanda oversees all aspects of office administration including reception, secretarial, PA support and assists the Directors in marketing the Practice. Amanda’s background is in finance and HR and she joined us from another leading Edinburgh design consultancy.

Amanda’s interests include her love of golf and all things sport, along with her young granddaughter. .

GAEL FISHER

accounts administrator

Gael fulfils the role of Accounts Administrator and oversees all aspects of the finance department including salaries, financial reporting and fees, supporting the Management Team.

Gael has an avid interest in art and has displayed her work in several exhibitions.

ethos

We aim to be one of the best architectural practices in Scotland, producing excellent buildings and providing the value in both design and management which produces a first-rate client service. We enjoy working with people, involving them in the design and construction process and engaging with the organisations shaping current agendas.

Our role as Architect is to guide the design process, contributing the core ideas, leadership and communication systems to teams developing complex products of high economic and social value. We have six core values which form the basis of our design approach and the organisation of our practice.

Design is concerned with resolving complex criteria and information into a cohesive and appropriate solution. We believe well designed buildings produce environments that have a positive impact on their users and the wider community. We work hard to provide our clients with high quality buildings which have a long life, function well and retain their value.

Quality extends through all aspects of the Practice’s work and a strong team ethic ensures we maintain the high standards we set ourselves. Our Quality Management System is certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2008. Its processes interact to drive continual quality improvement through client feedback and our own internal monitoring.

Value for money is a key aspect of our high quality service. This means extracting the maximum financial potential for the client from each project and paying close attention to cost control. We have a long-term view, in both the quality of our buildings and the service that we provide to our clients.

Management encompasses not just our own internal systems, but those covering building procurement, design team co-ordination and building operations on site. We have adopted a number of recognised management systems to ensure compatibility with other organisations, in order to contribute to efficient design processes and well controlled projects.

Communication and the ability to listen is key to leading a project team. We listen to the needs, aspirations and expectations of our clients and we ensure all team members interact positively and effectively when we are team leader. We are highly skilled at describing our vision and management intentions using a wide range of methods to suit the situation and requirements.

Sustainability is at the forefront of our design ethos throughout a project to create healthy and high quality environments for people to live, work and play in. Our buildings are designed to have low environmental impact, use minimal amounts of energy and utilise sustainable construction products and methods.

clients

AEGON UK
Argyll & Bute Council
Barony Housing Association
Bausch & Lomb
Belfast Regeneration Office
Bett Partnerships
Biggar Economics
Bield Housing Association
Bonnar Associates
Borders Primary Care Trust
British Waterways
Buccleuch Property
Burns International
Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association
City of Edinburgh Council
City Heart Developments
Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar
Common Services Agency
Communities Scotland
Continental Freeze
Cramond Kirk
Cruden Homes (East) Limited
CSA – Pharmacy Practice Division
CSA – Blood Transfusion Service
Deloitte & Touche
Delphi Computer Consultants
Disabled Persons Housing Service
DTZ Pieda
Dumfries & Galloway Council
Dundee Student Villages
Dunedin Canmore Housing Association
East Lothian Housing Association
Edinburgh Napier University
EDI Group Ltd
Eildon Housing Association
Festival City Theatres Trust
Fife Council
Fife Primary Care NHS Trust
Forth Housing Association
Forestry Commission Scotland
George Watson’s College
George Wimpey Scotland
Geest Ltd
Halcrow Group
Halls of Broxburn
Hart Builders/ Estates Limited
Highland RFCA
Highland and Islands Enterprise
Highland Wildlife Park
Hillcrest Housing Association
Horizon Housing Association
In-Partnership
Interflex Tullis Neil
Jones Lang LaSalle
J Smart & Company
Kingdom Housing Association
Link Housing Association
Lothian & Borders Fire Rescue Service
Lothian Primary Care Trust
Manor Estates Housing Association
Midlothian Council
Morningside Development Company
Muirhouse Housing Association
National Museums Scotland
National Trust for Scotland
Ogilvie Construction
Paragon Housing Association
PARC Craigmillar Ltd
Places for People
Port of Leith Housing Association
Portmoak Flying Club
Prospect Community Housing
Quartz Electronics Ltd
Queensberry Homes
Ramsay Lodge Foundation
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Royal Zoological Society
St Andrew Boat Club
Scottish Ambulance Service
Salvation Army Housing Association
Scape
Scottish Amateur Rowing Assoc.
Scottish Borders Council
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Government
Shaw Marketing & Design
Southglen Developments
Speciality Care
Stirling Council
The Albion Trust
The Clanranald Trust
The Edinburgh Consultancy
The Grange Club
The Rowan Group
The Thistle Foundation
The UNITE Group
The University of Dundee
The University of Edinburgh
Viewpoint Housing Association
Vietnam Acorn
Wester Hailes L&P Trust
West Lothian Council
Wolfson Microelectronics
YMCA

awards

2017

National Museum of Flight
Galvanizers Association GAGA Awards (Shortlisted)

2016

Nevis Resort Masterplan
The Scottish Quality in Planning Awards
Plans Category
Alpine House, RBGE, Edinburgh
Galvanizers Association GAGA Awards
Place Category (Shortlisted)
Tudsbery Court, Edinburgh
Saltire Society Housing Design Awards
Landscape in Housing (Commendation)
Fortune Place, Edinburgh
Scottish Home Awards 2016
Development of the Year (Age Exclusive)
Tudsbery Court, Edinburgh
Scottish Home Awards 2016
Affordable Housing Development (private builders) (Shortlisted)
Fortune Place, Edinburgh
Planning & Placemaking Awards 2016
Regional Award, Scotland (Commendation)
Fortune Place, Edinburgh
Home for Scotland Awards 2016
Affordable Housing Category – Special Commendation

2015

Fortune Place, Edinburgh
Sunday Times British Home Awards
Age Restricted Development (Shortlisted)
Fortune Place, Edinburgh
International Dementia Awards
Housing and Dementia category Finalist (Shortlisted)
Fortune Place, Edinburgh
Scottish Property Awards 2015
Older People Housing category (Shortlisted)
Little Road Phase 1, Edinburgh
Homes for Scotland Awards 2015
Best Development – large
Greendykes, Edinburgh
Scottish Home Awards
Large Affordable Housing Developer of the Year
Gracemount Housing, Phase 1
Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland Excellence Awards
Building Successful Communities Excellence Award in Regeneration

2014

Gracemount Housing, Phase 1
Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland Excellence Awards
The Excellence in Building Successful Communities – Regeneration Award
Gracemount Housing, Phase 1
Saltire Housing Design Awards – Commendation
Large Scale Housing Development

2013

Alpine House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh Architectural Association
Small Buildings Award (shortlisted)

2012

Castle Square, Stranraer
Scottish Design Awards – Winner
Public Realm / Landscaping
Elizabeth Maginnis Court
Scottish Home Awards
Senior Housing Development of the Year (shortlisted)
Gracemount Housing, Phase 1
Scottish Home Awards
Large Affordable Housing Development of the Year (shortlisted)
Gracemount Housing, Phase 1
Homes for Scotland Awards
Best Partnership in Affordable Housing Delivery
The White House, Craigmillar
Scottish Civic Trust
My Place Awards (Nominated)
Castle Square, Stranraer
Scottish Civic Trust
My Place Awards (Nominated)

2011

Gracemount Housing, Phase 1
Scottish Home Awards
Community Partnership of the Year
Castle Square, Stranraer
Saltire Society
Arts and Crafts in Architecture Award
Stranraer Waterfront Masterplan (incorporating Castle Square)
Regeneration + Renewal Awards
Strategic Planning (shortlisted)
Stranraer Waterfront Masterplan
Scottish Design Awards
Placemaking and Masterplanning (shortlisted)

2010

Raploch Site 5
Herald Property Awards – Social Housing Development of Year
Major neighbourhood regeneration in Stirling (shortlisted)
AEGON House Lytham
Mix Interiors Commercial Interior Project of 2010
Refurbishment and interior design of office building (shortlisted)
Edinburgh City Chambers
Scottish Design Awards (Commendation)
Conversions of sections of a listed building
Raploch Regeneration
Scottish Home Awards – Community Partnership Award
Major neighbourhood regeneration in Stirling
Raploch Regeneration
Homes for Scotland Quality Award – Skills & Training
Major neighbourhood regeneration in Stirling
Raploch Regeneration
Homes for Scotland Quality Awards – Community Engagement
Major neighbourhood regeneration in Stirling

2009

Spartans Community  Football Academy
Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum (Highly Commended)
New community sports facility
Mitchell Street, Leith
Saltire Society Housing Awards (High Commendation)
49 new homes in urban setting

2008

Lothian Chambers Ceremony Centre
International Green Apple Awards for the Built Environment
Conversion of listed building (Silver Award for Scotland)
West Park Student Residences
Timber in Construction Awards
High Rise Timber Construction (shortlisted)

2007

West Park Student Residences
Dundee Institute of Architects
Best Housing Project (shortlisted)
Heathfield Student Residences
Dundee Institute of Architects
Best Housing Project (short listed)
Boglesknowe Private House
Scottish Borders Council Design Award (Commendation)

2005

Caledonian Produce Employee Facilities Building    
Civic Trust Award (Commendation)
Restaurant & staff facilities for food production company

2004

Caledonian Produce Employee Facilities Building    
Dynamic Place Award (Commendation)
Restaurant & staff facilities for food production company

2003

National Rowing Academy
Civic Trust Award
Specialist rowing training and gymnasium facilities    
Prospect Community Housing Offices
Dynamic Place Award
Individually design, low energy office building

2000

378 Leith Walk
Edinburgh Architectural Association Award
Conversion of existing building in an urban setting

1999

Muirhouse Regeneration
National Housing Award
New homes in a regeneration setting

1997

Edinburgh Zoo Marketing Suite
Edinburgh Architectural Association Award
Pavilion in a landscape setting

1996

Darwin Centre
Environmental Regeneration Award
Zoo animal house and picnic shelter
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