Making the necessary beautiful and the beautiful necessary
My work is guided by a belief that the nature of our surroundings can contribute in lifting the quality of our lives whether within homes and work spaces or through our experiences of the external form of built structures and the spaces that surround them.
I am a sole practitioner & edge Architecture & Design is my studio, located in Findhorn on the Moray Firth. My work is peppered throughout the Highlands & Islands and Northeast Scotland, though that could always extend to further afield…!
Completed projects embrace architecture, landscaping and some product design, though I specialise in the design of new sustainable buildings and the adaptation of existing structures. This is at the heart of what brought me to Moray, initially to work on site as a builder seeking to learn practical hands-on skills on a, then seldom seen, ecological construction. The timber-framed houses I helped to build in the early 1990’s at the Findhorn Foundation were, I believe, a forerunner of later ecological design development in the UK. This experience also assisted in lessening, for me, the rift between the architect’s office and the construction site.
Since setting up my studio in 1994, I have pursued and encouraged an ecological approach to design. The roots of this interest and passion extend back through my architectural education at UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture and earlier years. My preference is to work with clients from earliest design concept through to completion - the broadest picture to the fine detail and contract administration of the construction. Regardless of the extent of architectural services selected, I will work with you to bring your brief and budget together. The projects featured on this website are the result of close working relationships with clients, reflecting the different people, varied briefs and diverse settings. I am dedicated to both understanding and meeting client needs and working to create buildings that are worthy of the context and landscapes into which they grow.