John Gilbert Architects invest around 10% of our annual turnover in research and development. We have a long history of careful investigation, innovation and dissemination of new ideas. Our work falls into three categories and our published work is available to download below.

Commissioned Research

We undertake a commissioned research on a range of different architectural, material and performance based topics.

Design led research

As part of our continual product development we undertake regular internal research on new products, techniques and ideas, these are included in many of our projects.

Briefings and dissemination

We offer our clients and associates regular updates on industry developments and innovative new techniques.

Our Published Work

Director Matt Bridgestock worked with two other architects, Sam Foster and James Henderson, to produce research and English information on Brettstape...

Director Chris Morgan, working with MEARU at Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Caledonian University, has published the outcomes of two year research ...

Working with Zero Waste Scotland and Ricardo AEA we developed a guide for participants in the construction industry to reduce construction waste and i...

Commissioned by Scottish Ecological Design Association and co-written with Howard Liddel and Sandy Halliday of Gaia Research we considered design and...

My Sust House is a Bafta Award winning interactive game exploring what sustainability means and how it relates to our homes. We developed it with Scre...

Working with Milnbank Housing Association, MEARU at Glasgow School of Art and funded via a CICstart online grant, we explored how comprehensive refurb...

This project was undertaken by the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) in collaboration with the partner SME John Gilbert Arch...

In collaboration with Mackintosh Environmental Architectural Research Unit and Duich McKay, we won this tender issued by the Building Standards Divis...

John Gilbert Architects are at the forefront of Passivhaus development in Scotland. We have built certified passivhaus homes and undertaken research i...

John Gilbert Architects were commissioned by Forestry Commission Scotland and Perthshire Housing Association to investigate the benefits and issues wi...

South Seeds is a community-led charity that is based in the south of Glasgow. South Seeds main effort goes into helping local residents tackle climate...

Appointed by A+DS and aimed at supporting the work of Estates Teams across the NHS in Scotland tasked with making decisions on the reuse of existing b...

Sustainable Dunblane was awarded funding from the Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to study ‘Hard to Treat’ Housing in Dunblane which represe...

About the Tenement Handbook The Tenement Handbook is an essential guide to all those who live in traditional Scottish tenements, as well as owners and...

Commissioned by Edinburgh City Council and Homeworks, we developed a booklet explaining how changes in the 2004 Tenements Act affect communal parts of...

Working with Architecture & Design Scotland (SUST programme),  Development Trust Association Scotland and editor Richard Baynes, we developed an ...