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John Gilbert Architects remains open for business.  Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our work and projects, we are currently working with a reduced team. All our work is in line with all current Scottish Government guidance, in particular: Our staff are working...

We are delighted to have handed over St Boswells Passivhoos to Eildon Housing Association and their tenants. This short film introduces the St Boswells Passivhoos project, the first of a series of Passivhoos projects across Scotland. It was designed by John Gilbert Architects and built by...

We are delighted to have handed over the Closeburn Passivhoos development to Nith Valley Leaf Trust and their tenants. This short film introduces  the Closeburn Passivhoos project, first community-owned passivhaus homes in Scotland. It was designed by John Gilbert Architects and built by Stewart & Shields...

We would like to use this platform to belatedly commemorate International Women’s Day – as most will know the official day was on the 8th March however we feel that it is important to promote women’s equality regardless of the time of year. Our delay...

We are delighted to be working with Renfrewshire Council to deliver the BEIS Whole House Retrofit Innovation competition. The Crosswalls (Whole House Retrofit) project team includes Renfrewshire Council, John Gilbert Architects Hab-Lab initiative, BRE Scotland, CSIC and the Passivhaus Trust. The competition was run by the Department...

This week I attended the ‘Tenements Today, Tenements Tomorrow’ conference at The Lighthouse, organised by Scottish Civic Trust, Built Environment Forum Scotland and Under One Roof to highlight the growing crisis in tenement maintenance and the work of the Scottish Parliament Working Group on Tenement...

We are delighted to announce that Scott Abercrombie has been promoted to Associate Director of the practice, with specific responsibility for conservation work. Scott has recently gained both IHBC Full Member (Accredited in interdisciplinary conservation practice) and RIBA Conservation Accreditation which puts him in a great position...

John Gilbert Architects continues to develop and expand, as a result of new projects in Scotland and England, new Passivhoos projects and increased demand for our Hab-Lab service, we have been joined by the following new staff in the last few months. Drew Carr - Drew...

As part of the #JGADeclares series, this week former staff member, recent graduate and collaborator Scott McAulay offers his view on language and climate change. You can follow Scott on Twitter and see his talk at the upcoming RIAS Conference. This year the Guardian’s editor-in-chief sent...