Dougie is from Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides and studied at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen where he won the Civic Medal in his degree year and earned a distinction in his post-graduate Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies.

    Joining one of Scotland’s foremost architectural practices in 1993 he worked through the ranks building up an in-depth knowledge of design and procurement across a wide variety of sectors. From 2001 to 2009 he held the position of associate leading both internally and across wider design teams in the delivery of major, complex projects including bespoke corporate headquarters, mixed use city centre regeneration developments and high quality residential schemes. Strategy development, management and communication are particular strengths, whether applied to large commercial projects or small domestic jobs.

    Dougie is deeply passionate about good design and the positive impact it can have on peoples’ lives, whether it be urban planning on a grand scale or a single detail in a private home. He is, however, also keenly aware of the absolute importance of successful delivery, meeting clients’ expectations in terms of budget, programme and quality. Good architecture should address all of these and be beautiful and practical.



    Diane is from the Isle of Arran and studied at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen. As well as successfully completing a BSc(Hons) and a Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies Diane went on to undertake a Masters in Advanced Architectural Studies which she was awarded with Distinction.

    She has built up a wealth of experience with a variety of architectural organizations including a community design service and several private practices. Residential developments are a speciality with a particular emphasis on “place making”, from large scale masterplanning to individual streets, squares, homes and gardens. Her work has included the delivery of Design Awareness training to local authoritiy planning and development control departments.

    Diane approaches all of her work with commitment to good design and attention to detail. Whether remodeling iconic historic buildings to residential use, developing speculative commercial schemes or considering the creation of whole new communities she applies the same design flair, rigour and sensitivity and thrives on the interaction necessary to realize good urban design and architecture.


    IAIN MACLEOD BSc, BArch(hons), DIPArch (Urbanism), ARB

    Iain is from Edinburgh and undertook the first stage of his architectural education at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen. He then embarked on a professional placement in Melbourne and subsequently completed his honours degree and diploma in Edinburgh College of Art.

    Having gained experience at some renowned practices in Melbourne, Edinburgh, and London, Iain has enjoyed working on prestigious projects at a variety of scales, ranging from product/furniture design to masterplanning and urban design.

    Having also run his own practice, most recently collaborating on some community led arts and culture projects which culminated in an award exhibition at the RSA, Iain has also developed good management skills and recognizes the importance of this aspect of the procurement process.

    When approaching a project Iain believes in a creative design-led process, viewing the aesthetic design aspect as integral and equal to the technical, environmental and financial attributes of a brief.