Our Studio

John Gilbert Architects is a Scottish design studio, passionate about designing places for people and the planet. We deliver beautiful, efficient and affordable projects designed with building users and the community. We undertake design work from a strategic level to detailed architecture with creativity, enthusiasm and knowledge.

Our emphasis is quality and sustainability. We sustain and grow our practice through maintaining excellent relationships with our team, clients, associates and suppliers.

We are chartered architects and town planners with:

  • RIAS Conservation accreditation
  • IHBC accreditation
  • Hold RIBA Conservation accreditation
  • RIAS Sustainable Design accreditation
  • Passivhaus certification
  • Section 6 approved certification
  • Living Wage accreditation

Our project delivery is certified by:

  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management
  • ISO 45001 – Health and Safety Management

We are affiliated to the:

  • Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
  • Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Scottish Ecological Design Association
  • Development Trusts Association Scotland
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Passivhaus Trust

We are committed to support these aims through the development and operation of an integrated management system and maintaining independent certification of these systems by FQM Ltd. We operate a process of regular review and continual improvement. It is our responsibility to ensure that these aims are supported at every level of our practice and our work.

Our Team

Our team is multi-talented, creative and strives to deliver the best possible results for every client. With a set of core skills and a blend of individual strengths we work as a strong team. All our staff receive a living wage and we are certified by Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative.

Scott

Scott leads our conservation projects, BIM implementation and the development of our Tenement Toolbox initiative. He holds conservation accreditation from RIBA and IHBC. He is a director of the Alexander Thomson Society and chairs the Glasgow Institute of Architects Conservation Committee.

Scott Abercrombie

Associate Director
ChrisA

Chris has a strong track record in detailing and delivery of affordable housing in Scotland and leads projects form inception to completion.

Chris Antoniou

Architect
Matt

Matt leads the office team, he is an architect, town planner and Passivhaus designer. He is accredited by RIAS in Sustainable Design and is an Approved Certifier of Design (Section 6 Domestic). Matt is former chair of Scottish Ecological Design Association.

Matt Bridgestock

Director / Architect and Planner
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Drew Carr

Architect
Claire

Claire is a KTP Associate working on improving our Passivhoos projects spending her time between John Gilbert Architects, Stewart & Shields Contractors and MEARU at the Glasgow School of Art.

Claire Coquet

Passivhoos Design & Construction Manager
John

As a Consultant, John helps us with our conservation projects, he holds RIAS accreditation in conservation, advanced accreditation in sustainable design and authored The Tenement Handbook.

John Gilbert

Conservation Consultant
Heather 2

Heather ensures our office runs smoothly, she leads our quality management procedures and marketing activities. Heather is a PAS volunteer, community councillor and former membership secretary for the Scottish Ecological Design Association.

Heather Harbison

Office Manager
Barbara

Barbara leads our Hab-Lab projects, expert at building performance she works mainly on improving retrofit performance.

Barbara Lantschner

Building Performance Specialist
Euan B&W

With experience in low energy design and natural materials and product development, Euan is a certified Passivhaus Designer and works primarily in co-ordinating our Passivhoos projects.

Euan Lochhead

Passivhoos Lead Architect
brigit

Brigit studied in Bristol, Italy and Glasgow, developing an expertise in heritage management which she puts to good use in our conservation projects. She is a director of the Alexander Thomson Society.

Brigit Luffingham

Architect
Gillies

Gillies is an award winning architect, he leads our major and complex projects from inception through to completion. Gillies is accredited in Sustainable design from RIAS and is an active member of a number of community projects.

Gillies MacPhail

Senior Architect
Nadia

Nadia is a champion for equality and diversity in the built environment, she is currently working with a number of clients and communities on new-build and refurbishment projects.

Nadia Malekian

Architectural Assistant
Rachel_B&W

A recent graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Rachel is working on a number of broader scale and strategic projects.

Rachel McKay

Architectural Assistant
Chris Morgan

Chris has over 25 years' experience. He is certified in Passivhaus, Permaculture and Building Biology. Chris holds RIAS advanced sustainability accreditation, is a former Chair of SEDA and current A+DS Design Forum member.

Chris Morgan

Director / Architect
Nada

Nada works on a wide range of new build and retrofit projects, dealing with the technical side of things, detailing, energy calculations and ensuring our drawings standards.

Nada Murtic

Technician
Sion

Sion joined the office with a wealth of experience in environmental design and works on both low energy new build and conservation projects.

Sion Pierce

Technical Designer
Hugo BW

Hugo has a broad range of architectural experience. He is part of the Hab-Lab team and working on a number of Passivhoos projects.

Hugo Target

Architect

Our Clients

We work with a range of public sector and private clients across Scotland. We have a high proportion of repeat business and are on a number of housing association and local authority framework agreements.

Housing Associations

Govanhill Housing Association

Shettleston Housing Association

Thenue Housing Association

Wheatley Group

Developers & Contractors

Stewart & Shields

CCG Scotland

BUPA

Miller Homes

Trusts & Charities

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust

Stirling City Heritage Trust

Pebble Trust

Development Trust Association Scotland

Local Authorities

Glasgow City Council

Renfrewshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

South Ayrshire Council

Self-build groups

In Edinburgh & Scotlands central belt

In Scottish Highlands

In Galloway and in Lake District

Numerous private individuals

Community Groups

Above Adventure

Freewheel North

Glentrool & Bargrennan Community Trust

Nith Vally Leaf Trust

Recruitment

We are always on the lookout for talented staff but we have no specific vacancies at present.

If you wish to send us your CV for future consideration, please email recruitment@johngilbert.co.uk with your name and qualifications in the subject line.

Limit attachments to 5mb in PDF format only please, you can also include links to online portfolio of work.

You will receive an automated email in response. We will hold CVs for three months, in case a position becomes available.

John Gilbert Architects is an equal opportunities employer.

Awards and recognition

We’ve won our fair share of awards, but what’s more important to us is that our contribution makes a real difference in the community, and to the people who cross the threshold every day.

2019

Finalist of Scottish Home Awards – Small Affordable Homes category

2018

Saltire Society Housing Awards – Single Dwelling Award

2017

SHIFT Awards – Best Small Retrofit Project for Hab-Lab

2016

Saltire Society Innovation in Housing Award for Hab-Lab

2014

Saltire Society Innovation in Housing Award for PassivTEN

2013

Scottish Green Energy Awards – Kerr MacGregor Memorial Award for Innovation in Solar Energy

Glasgow Institute of Architects: commended (residential category)

Glasgow Institute of Architects: sustainability design award

Glasgow Institute of Architects: Wood for Good design award

2012

Cairngorm Design Awards: commended

2011

Herald Property Awards: best individual building

2009

Sustainable Housing Awards: sustainable smaller social housing project of the year

Roses Design Awards: sustainable design (bronze)

2006

BAFTA Scotland Award: best multimedia (with Screenmedia)

Company Details

John Gilbert Architects Limited (trading as John Gilbert Architects)

Company Number – SC347770

VAT Number – 596 6754 71

Incorporated – 2008

Directors – Christopher Rheam Morgan and Matthew Lloyd Bridgestock

 

55 North Architecture Limited (trading as 55º North Architecture)

Company Number – SC372265

VAT number – 987 1061 96

Incorporated – 2010

Directors – Christopher Rheam Morgan and Matthew Lloyd Bridgestock

 

Trademarks

Hab-Lab – Registered 10 March 2017

Passivhoos – Registered 28 April 2017

Photography Credits

All images copyright John Gilbert Architects 2015.

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