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John Gilbert reflects on the recent RICS report “Tenement Health Check Policy”, which aims to raise the issue of lack of maintenance in Scotland’s tenemental housing stock. Building maintenance is the key to sustaining and future proofing the fabric of buildings of every kind. Nowhere...

Scott Abercrombie is currently undertaking personal research into the importance of the Greek Revival movement in Scotland. Scott led the office on a walking tour of Edinburgh to introduce us to the key buildings of the style in the city, whilst also taking in some...

[gallery ids="16120,16119,16118"] Brigit Luffingham has recently completed her Masters in Architecture at Glasgow School of Art. As her dissertation Brigit chose to look at the link between heritage funding and social indicators to establish if there was a link between where a listed building is located...

We are delighted that the Intellectual Property Office has registered Hab-Lab as a trademark. Hab-Lab is our award-winning service which builds on our reputation for sustainable design and reinforces our aspiration to create designs that not only look great but also perform flawlessly. Our aim is to close the performance...

Working with Zero Waste Scotland and Ricardo we developed a guide for participants in the construction industry to reduce construction waste and its impacts. This guide is aimed at anyone involved in making decisions at the design stage of construction projects. This could include: architects; quantity...

John Gilbert Architects is delighted to start 2017 with appointments to two new framework agreements. We continue our longstanding relationship with Thenue Housing Association, having previously worked on projects in Calton, Bridgeton and Castlemilk. We have also been appointed to the Wheatley Group Framework, to deliver new housing across...

We are delighted that both Scott Abercrombie and Brigit Luffingham have been appointed as directors of the Thomson Society. Founded in 1991, the Alexander Thomson Society works to promote and safeguard the works of the Scottish architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. Over the last 12 months, Scott has been...

Over 300 delegates, including Director Chris Morgan, converged on the Business Design Centre in Islington, London for the one-day UK Passivhaus Conference which this year took as its theme the delivery of larger scale Passivhaus projects. Chris presented research on overheating at one of the...

John Gilbert Architects created an Art Deco feast for Cake Fest Scotland 2016 with a sweet and musical Rothesay Pavilion. As part of Festival of Architecture Cake Fest, Cake Fest participants chose from Scotland's 100 favourite buildings and brought their creations to Cowane's Hospital in Stirling on Sunday...

There are 3,707 category A-listed buildings in Scotland. The listing is aimed at highlighting those buildings that have a high architectural value. In Glasgow alone there are 1,800 buildings listed – approximately 280 category A-listed and 1,260 category B-listed buildings. The listing ensures that councils can have better...