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  • John Gilbert Architects remains open for business.  Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our work and projects, we are currently working with a reduced team. All our work is in line with all ...

  • We are delighted to have handed over St Boswells Passivhoos to Eildon Housing Association and their tenants. This short film introduces the St Boswells Passivhoos project, the first of a series of Pas...

  • We are delighted to have handed over the Closeburn Passivhoos development to Nith Valley Leaf Trust and their tenants. This short film introduces  the Closeburn Passivhoos project, first community-own...

  • We would like to use this platform to belatedly commemorate International Women’s Day – as most will know the official day was on the 8th March however we feel that it is important to promote women’s ...

  • It’s election time again – politicians promising to make the world better for all, grabbing headlines and publishing manifestos. There are some clear manifesto policies that I see as a minimum f...

  • We are delighted to be working with Renfrewshire Council to deliver the BEIS Whole House Retrofit Innovation competition. The Crosswalls (Whole House Retrofit) project team includes Renfrewshire Counc...

  • This week I attended the ‘Tenements Today, Tenements Tomorrow’ conference at The Lighthouse, organised by Scottish Civic Trust, Built Environment Forum Scotland and Under One Roof to highlight the gro...

  • 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...

Journal

  • It is irrefutable that the construction of the M8 motorway is of major historical importance to the City of Glasgow. Vast swathes of the city were cleared to make way for the wider motorway network, w...

  • The recent events in the US, and elsewhere, following the death of George Floyd have been both frightening and hopeful. As a group of people we have all been moved, and although it’s not easy to know ...

  • Our Sustainable Renovation Guide was published in late 2018 and discussed the principles of a more holistic approach to retrofit along with a number of practical examples. In 2019, John Gilbert Archit...

  • John Gilbert Architects and our Building Performance service, Hab-Lab fully support the Architects Journal RetroFirst campaign. The scale of the climate emergency challenge requires meaningful retrofi...

  •   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...