We are a design-orientated architectural practice based in central Edinburgh. Our aim is to produce inspiring spaces and bring a creative and dynamic approach to the design process, supporting it with precise management systems. We enjoy challenging projects, encourage our clients to have high aspirations and are positive and enjoyable people to work with.


    Involved in Architecture, Design and Urbanism, we design buildings and public spaces which are crafted to their physical context, use contemporary forms and are sustainable in the broadest sense. As designers we focus on the human issues of welcome, comfort and security, in order to create comfortable and inspiring environments with low environmental impact.


    We are involved in a diverse range of project types, having completed over 250 projects across a number of sectors, from large scale Urban Regeneration to the restoration of historic buildings and Interior Design. This provides the necessary expertise to address both individual buildings and today’s growing requirements for complex mixed-use developments.


    Creating value for our clients is central to our business and we take our quality of service and relationships with them very seriously. We have a wide range of clients from the public, private and voluntary sectors. Often they are not defined by a particular project type, but are people who value our service and like working with us on the type of buildings and spaces we produce.

    Practice Development

    Since our formation in 1995 we have established a reputation as a professional team capable of tackling almost any project. Founders Alistair Scott and Eugene Mullan remain the practice’s directors and are supported by a management team of four Associates. We offer a wide range of services, are ambitious about our future and look forward to the challenges offered by the many projects ahead of us.

    Service Delivery

    We have established a reputation for delivering high quality design solutions, often within strict constraints on cost and programme. It is our firm belief that quality design adds value to all projects and that good client relationships, precise management and team integration is the foundation of good project delivery.

    Our Studio

    Based in central Edinburgh, we are close to Waverley Station and on a public transport route from the Airport. Our studio, an award-winning renovation project carried out by the Practice, provides an ideal creative environment for us to operate within. Our conference facilities can accommodate major meetings with integrated multimedia presentation facilities.


    As members of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the Practice adheres to the relevant codes of Professional Practice and holds Indemnity Insurance appropriate to all projects undertaken. We are members of Constructionline, a UK Register of Pre-qualified Construction Services.

    Visit Us

    Our website www.smith-scott-mullan.co.uk gives a comprehensive overview of our practice. However, the best way to get an understanding of our organisation is to make a personal visit and we are always delighted to welcome visitors.