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  • John Gilbert Architects is celebrating after winning a prestigious award for its sustainability performance. As the only awards celebrating sustainability in housing, the SHIFT Awards (created by sust...

  • Scott Abercrombie is currently undertaking personal research into the importance of the Greek Revival movement in Scotland. Scott led the office on a walking tour of Edinburgh to introduce us to the k...

  • John Gilbert Architects has launched a new service providing affordable Passivhaus-standard social housing. With contractors Stewart & Shields, JGA has developed Passivhoos – homes designed specif...

  • We are delighted that the Intellectual Property Office has registered Hab-Lab as a trademark. Hab-Lab is our award-winning service which builds on our reputation for sustainable design and reinforces ...

  • John Gilbert Architects is delighted to start 2017 with appointments to two new framework agreements. We continue our longstanding relationship with Thenue Housing Association, having previously worke...

  • We are delighted that both Scott Abercrombie and Brigit Luffingham have been appointed as directors of the Thomson Society. Founded in 1991, the Alexander Thomson Society works to promote and safeguar...

  • John Gilbert Architects created an Art Deco feast for Cake Fest Scotland 2016 with a sweet and musical Rothesay Pavilion. As part of Festival of Architecture Cake Fest, Cake Fest participants chose fr...

  • John Gilbert Architects’ Hab-Lab project has won the Saltire Society’s Innovation in Housing award 2016. This is the second Saltire Society award for the practice who won the Innovation in Housing awa...

  • John Gilbert Architects team visited the work at Joe’s new Passivhaus in Lenzie. Designed by our new director Chris Morgan, the project is wind and watertight stage with the internal fit out jus...

  • Director Matt Bridgestock was recently invited to be part of an expert panel at the premier of the Mackintosh Environmental Research Unit’s ‘Ventilate Right’ film screening. This fil...

  • 2016 is the Festival of Architecture, 100 years since the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) was formed. As part of this celebration Director Matt Bridgestock is joining with lots of...

  • As part of Glasgow City Council’s development of self-build plots in Maryhill, we were asked to contribute to a BBC Radio Scotland programme on large-scale self-build housing  projects. Project ...

Journal

  • 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 ...

  • The following John Gilbert Architects projects have been made available by our clients to stay in or rent. See the links below for booking information.   Designed for Kat and her family, this hou...

  • A talk at an Architectural Fringe Event on The Neoliberal City 9/7/16 – Anna Minton and Andy Wightman Anna Minton has rightly been critical of the way our public spaces have been turned over to the pr...

  • Director Matt Bridgestock is part of a working group on co-housing, chaired by Architecture + Design Scotland, developing a co-housing event in Autumn 2016. Across Europe, co-housing represents around...