We have extensive experience in the delivery of non-domestic projects.

Communication with the client and design team leadership are key, and our value-driven approach ensures that clients can make auditable decisions to reduce budget risks early and ensure that their projects are delivered within the agreed project-specific constraints.

Defence & MoD Architects

With over 16 years’ staff experience providing architectural consultancy services to the Defence estate, we have the skills and expertise to deliver attractive, energy efficient defence projects of any size quickly and cost effectively, with minimal disruption.

Our work with the Highland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (Highland RFCA) and Lowland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (Lowland RFCA) includes buildings such as cadet centres, army reserve centres, firing ranges, armouries, ammunition stores, specialist vehicle parking, equipment storage, and residential accommodation.

We are familiar with Ministry of Defence (MoD)/ Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) procurement procedures, relevant Joint Service Publications (JSP), design guides, statutory approval procedures and their sustainability policies including the MoD Sustainability and Environmental Appraisal Tools (SEAT) handbook and Defence Related Environmental Assessment Methodology (DREAM) assessments. We are also aware of the constraints imposed on projects by the Defence Information Infrastructure Programme (DII).

Housing Developments

We have a strong track record of sustainable housing design and strategic masterplanning, both in the private and social housing sectors.

Clients value our ability to assemble effective design teams to address key issues at the appropriate time and coordinate projects from inception to delivery.

Together with our expertise in placemaking, we are familiar with building regulations, planning policies and roads guidance and are skilled at anticipating and negotiating the supporting information to be submitted with planning applications.

We specialise in working with developers, housing associations and community organisations on affordable housing projects throughout Scotland, often in areas of outstanding landscape character, where minimising the impact on local ecology and landscape are of key importance.

All our residential projects are designed to minimise energy use and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. By maximising solar gains and using high levels of insulation, air-tight building fabric and modern heating systems, we create buildings which are bright, fuel efficient, and make best use of the energy provided by zero-carbon technologies.

Food & Drink

We have expertise designing buildings for food and drink processing projects of all types; our portfolio ranges from micro-breweries and distilleries to food growing, processing and packaging units.

We are highly experienced working with large client, design and construction teams on complex projects with many stakeholders and our design-driven approach ensures that industrial buildings are functional with an architectural edge.

Importantly, our team has a nuanced understanding of the complexities of projects within the sector and are familiar with BRC Global Standards for food safety and other specialist requirements, such as in relation to explosive atmospheres.

Leisure & Hospitality

We are passionate about designing contemporary, inviting spaces and have a proven track record delivering high-quality architectural and interior design projects within the leisure and hospitality sector. We also possess specialist knowledge of licensing regulations applicable to the sector.

Our experience includes boutique luxury hotels, wedding venues, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, museums and mixed-use developments.


From company headquarters to multi-occupier developments and refurbishments of historical buildings, our local, national and international clients trust us to deliver functional, attractive and inspiring spaces that meet the demands of modern working.