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  • 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 Ful...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 se...

  • John Gilbert Architects announces the retirement of John Gilbert at the end of August 2019, after founding and leading the practice for 27 years. John established the practice in 1992 after the public...

  • Beauty Kitchen – Sustainable Beauty, Sustainable Client. The impact that the beauty industry has on our planet can be extremely detrimental especially when it comes to waste management. There is...

  • As part of #JGADeclares each member of staff is writing a blog on their response to the climate emergency. This weeks article is by practice founder, John: Do you remember ‘Scottish Homes’, which morp...

  • As part of #JGADeclares each member of staff is writing a blog on their response to the climate emergency. This week, Senior Project Architect Gillies: There’s little doubt in my mind that the world i...

  • The Architects Declare Initiative is an acknowledgement of a climate change and biodiversity loss emergency and a clarion call to the profession to work harder to fight climate change and biodiversity...

  • On 4th June 2019 the Scottish Government’s Working Group on Tenement Maintenance published their final recommendations for legislation to be introduced over the coming years to tackle the maintenance ...

  • Due to increasing number of projects, John Gilbert Architects is seeking a range of new expertise in the office. Technician / Technical Architect – Glasgow Passivhoos Design Manager (TBC) Detail...

  • The Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) at The Glasgow School of Art, together with John Gilbert Architects, Stewart & Shields and Design Engineering Workshop, have secured...

  • John Gilbert Architects is delighted to be speaking at a number of events and seminars at Scotland Build Expo 2019 at SEC Glasgow (20-21 March). Scotland Build is the leading construction show for Sco...

Journal

  •   Walking home today, I passed some roadworkers who were renewing the road surface. The contractors strap line being “Safe in the Knowledge”. However the firm clearly didn’t have the knowledge, o...

  • On 4th June 2019 the Scottish Government’s Working Group on Tenement Maintenance published their final recommendations for legislation to be introduced over the coming years to tackle the maintenance ...

  • John Gilbert Architects is delighted to announce an exhibition and series of events to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Throughout April, May and June 2018 we are hosting an exhibition and talks which ...

  • I think that one of the benefits of age is that you see how things change over a period of time. It seems no time at all since I was 40 and yet I have grown used to how I have weathered. The body does...

  • John Gilbert reflects on Royal Incorporation of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) report Tenement Health Check Policy which aims to raise the issue of lack of maintenance in Scotland’s tenemental hous...

  • Brigit Luffingham has recently completed her Masters in Architecture at Glasgow School of Art. As her dissertation Brigit chose to look at the link between heritage funding and social indicators to es...

  • Over 300 delegates, including Director Chris Morgan, converged on the Business Design Centre in Islington, London for the one-day UK Passivhaus Conference which this year took as its theme the deliver...

  • There are 3,707 category A-listed buildings in Scotland. The listing is aimed at highlighting those buildings that have a high architectural value. In Glasgow alone there are 1,800 buildings listed – ...

  • Annie Flint and John Gilbert, along with Duich McKay and others, have been preparing articles and illustrations for Under One Roof, a website dedicated to providing help to owners who live in shared p...

  • When I lived at Kenmure Street in Glasgow I remember the owners of the six flats not being able to agree on what colour to repaint the close. There was always someone not wanting a colour and usually ...