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John Gilbert Architects is celebrating after winning a prestigious award for its sustainability performance. As the only awards celebrating sustainability in housing, the SHIFT Awards (created by sustainability consultants, Sustainable Homes) are vital in championing a sector going through hard times by shining a light...

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...

John Gilbert Architects has launched a new service providing affordable Passivhaus-standard social housing. With contractors Stewart & Shields, JGA has developed Passivhoos – homes designed specifically for Scottish social housing providers that meet international Passivhaus standards and Scottish Government budget benchmarks. Passivhoos aims to eradicate fuel poverty, reduce rent...

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...

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...

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...

John Gilbert Architects’ Hab-Lab project has won the Saltire Society’s Innovation in Housing award 2016. This is the second Saltire Society award for the practice who won the Innovation in Housing award in 2014 for PassivTEN. Hab-Lab is a highly innovative, multi-disciplinary project which explores how to eliminate the performance...

[gallery ids="15705,15701,15700,15704"] John Gilbert Architects team visited the work at Joe's new Passivhaus in Lenzie. Designed by our new director Chris Morgan, the project is wind and watertight stage with the internal fit out just starting. Maximising the use of Scottish timber (untreated) and natural materials,...

Director Matt Bridgestock was recently invited to be part of an expert panel at the premier of the Mackintosh Environmental Research Unit's 'Ventilate Right' film screening. This film, made by MEARU, demonstrates the simple steps people can take, to ensure well ventilated, healthy homes. The panel...