Locate Architects was set up in January 2004 by Chris Morgan, formerly a Project Architect with Gaia Architects. Locate offered a range of services but specialise in sustainable development and ecological design. Chris and the Locate team have now joined John Gilbert Architects, this page illustrates some of Locate’s previous work.
Chris Morgan continues to teach within Glasgow School of Art’s Architecture department.
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Phone: 0141 551 8383
One of the most profound and practical retrofit guides I have read is called 'sustainable renovation' written by Chris Morgan & published by Scottish Ecological Design Association last year. It goes much deeper than most guides yet is easy to read. Great diagrams too. Oh, and its free.
John Gilbert's go beyond the call of duty when it comes to sustainability
The extremely high construction standards will bring a host of benefits to residents, including lower fuel bills, improved air quality, a more comfortable living environment and reduced CO2 emissions. I have always said that climate and social justice should go hand in hand and by tackling climate change and fuel poverty, Passivhaus does just that.
JGA worked tirelessly to get the design to work for us, great knowledge of sustainable design and very keen to work with us on our Green Pilot project to establish the future for green homes.
SKS Scotland CIC has partnered with JGA Architects for a wide range of projects across Scotland. We have found them extremely easy to work with, flexible and professional and always keen to provide the very best for the client. Many thanks!
With elements of self-build, the relationship between client, contractor and architect are mutually collaborative and supportive. It is robust but carefully detailed and shows elegance, strength and depth in its design.
"This was a well-considered application and we are confident that the balance has been struck between creating much needed new homes in a way that is sensitive to the special qualities of the environment."
John Gilbert Architects’ retrofit measuring tool is highly innovative with regards to technology and research. Their case study example showed that the tool is already having impressive results, and there is great scope for replicability here. The tool can help optimise the retrofitting process for housing associations across the UK, ensuring they hit targets and raise the efficiency of the housing stock.
John Gilbert Architects provided excellent sector knowledge and technical content to the development of “Designing Out Construction Waste – A guide for project design teams”. The guide was produced by a team led by Ricardo on behalf of Zero Waste Scotland, and JGA’s industry expertise and experience contributed massively to a final document that is a relevant, practical and useful Circular Economy approach to construction for all design team members.
John Gilbert Architects could see our vision for the housing and have inspired us with the designs and the time given to our project over the last 17 years.
Great service dealing with the planning permission, we look forward to working with JGA on the next phase of the project.
John Gilbert Architects provided expert advice which was easily understood by our less experienced committee members as well as those involved in previous projects
Probably the best hostel in Scotland - facilities are far better than I have at home, lovely place to stay for the evening and very good value for money.
Sula is utterly beautiful - a strikingly designed house in a lovely, peaceful location.
We were guided through the process with honesty and patience. Delighted with the finished proposals.
This is more than just a building, this refuge gives women a chance to determine their own future in a safe, secure place.
JGA provide a first class service. Time is taken to understand the specific needs of the client and we have always received a very reliable and competent service with projects delivered to a high standard, on time and within agreed costs.
Govanhill Housing Association has worked with John Gilbert Architects over many years on a variety of development projects. We continue to use JGA due to the high quality architectural service received and their expertise in sustainable design