The sawmill tarbert mats shed the quay tarbert

About Myself

Professional Background

I graduated in Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art and two scholarships allowed me to travel widely in Europe, while a British Council award provided the opportunity for extended post graduate study in Krakow in Southern Poland. I also worked for some time in Denmark and Ghana before returning to Edinburgh to set up my practice.

Miscellaneous Projects

  • International patent on design of timber construction.
  • Miscellaneous residential developments for public and private clients.
  • Municipal Buildings: Upgrading Edinburgh City Chambers.
  • Police Stations: Haddington and Musselburgh.
  • Art Galleries and Museums: Upgrading Royal Scottish Academy & National
    Portrait Gallery.
  • Communications: Lothian & Borders Police Headquarters.
  • Feasibility: National Library of Scotland.
  • Investment Appraisal: Royal Museum of Scotland.
  • Residential Homes: Miscellaneous for Lothian Region.
  • Sheriff Courts: Airdrie & Greenock.
  • Education: St Helens ATC, Edinburgh.
  • CAD Studies: Department of Environment.
  • Residential Development: 23 dwellings and residential home,
    North Berwick.
  • Miscellaneus domestic projects since 2001-see Projects.

Academic & Related Interests

  • Final year tutor for 7 years: Heriot Watt University.
  • Essays in various European publications.

Exhibitions at

  • Demarco Gallery
  • Gallery of Royal Incorporation of Architects, Edinburgh
  • Maison de la Poesie, Paris & Leuven.

Influences

Architecture, the public art, has linkages at many points with the arts generally, and in my case an interest in Scottish Poetry led to my designing and illustrating the limited edition of George Campbell Hay's great sea poem 'Seeker, Reaper' which was published by The Saltire Society.

I have also illustrated various works by Kenneth White, while another series of illustrations document an allied interest in places associated with the Loch Fyne herring industry of yesteryear. Most of this work was exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Royal Incorporation of Architects Gallery and on a later occasion at the Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh. The making of 'Seeker, Reaper' is covered in a profile in 'The Scottish Book Collector'. Other commissions include that by the Scottish Postal Board for illustrations to mark the centenary of the Crofters Act.

Information on my Patrick Geddes project.

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