Our strength lies in an holistic approach to making better places through ideas led strategies that are embedded in their physical, social and economic contexts.
An approach that always seeks to unlock the full potential of a project opportunity and deliver added value and wellbeing in their widest sense.
We design and deliver our projects in 3D using Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to enhance our client’s engagement in the design process and optimise the quality of our technical information.
Ewan is an Architect and Urban Planner with almost 30 years experience of delivering major, complex projects throughout the UK. Previously, he worked at a number of significant practices including Conran + Partners and Foster + Partners, before establishing 7N Architects in 2009.
Ewan leads the practice that has built a powerful reputation for its innovative approach and ability to deliver transformational change. He is an active member of the Architecture + Design Scotland Design Forum Panel, the Academy of Urbanism and is regularly invited to speak about placemaking and urban design.
Collette has extensive experience of providing efficient, effective and safe management of organisations and their finances to ensure smooth running of the business and well-being of staff. Previously she worked in commercial/corporate roles in financial and private sector orgnaisations before joining 7N Architects in 2011. Skills and qualities such as rigor, compliance/legislation and quality have readily transferred to the creative industry of architecture.
Collette focuses on managing the business finances and supporting delivery of key elements of the studio’s growth and operations strategy in line with the 7N Architects’ philosophy.
Astrid is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant with previous experience working at Carbon Dynamic on innovative residential and community projects such as the Social Bite Village in Edinburgh. Astrid has a first class degree in Architecture and Design as well as a Bachelor and Masters of Science with Distinction in Architectural Technology. She won the National Olympics in Architecture in 2011 and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre Scholarship Award in 2016.
Her design ethos is focussed on sustainable architectural and urban frameworks that encourage people to live, work, play and create.
Sam is an Architect who joined 7N in November 2016 having spent 4 years working at Reiach and Hall Architects on a wide range of award-winning projects in a variety of sectors including healthcare, further education and sports and leisure.
Sam studied at the University of Edinburgh having spent a year in Australia working on high-end residential and cultural projects before returning to complete his studies. Sam has becoming increasingly interested in effective place-making and the significance of the civic role a project has on its inhabitants and context, irrespective of scale, site or sector.
Jayne joined 7N Architects following 6 years at Reiach and Hall Architects. During this time Jayne was involved in the delivery of a range of award winning projects across a number of building sectors including Leisure, Healthcare and Further Education. Her experience covers all work stages from inception to completion.
Jayne studied at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Architecture in Dundee graduating in 2011 and became fully qualified as an Architect in 2015. She has a particular interest in the inherent qualities of place and the capability of architecture to enhance these when creating high quality and lasting built environments.
Rory joined 7N Architects in 2017. He previously worked in London for Mikhail Riches, as Project Architect for Phase 2 of the mixed-use redevelopment of the Grade II*Listed Park Hill Estate in Sheffield, up to planning submission; He was also involved in a number of other residential projects on complex urban sites. Prior to this Rory worked at Hopkins for four years, principally on the design and delivery of two award-winning university library projects.
Rory studied at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2011, and qualified as an ARB registered architect in 2013 at University College London.
Martin joined 7N Architects following three years at Page\Park Architects in Glasgow where he worked on the award-winning Hawkhead Centre for Scottish War Blinded and the redevelopment of the Leeds Playhouse (formerly the West Yorkshire Playhouse). Prior to this, Martin worked at Roz Barr Architects in London for two years, where he worked on a range of award-winning residential and cultural projects. Martin has also worked in practices in New York City, Prague, Edinburgh and Aberdeen after completing his architectural education at the University of Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art and the University College London.
Emily is an Architect who joined 7N in September 2015. She has previously worked at John McAlslan + Partners in both their London and Edinburgh offices. Emily has worked on a range of projects in varying sectors, from higher education to commercial, residential and civic, situated both in the UK and Internationally.
Emily studied at the Scott Sutherland School of Architect at RGU and the Glasgow School of Art. She has a particular interest in the adaptive reuse of existing buildings as well as the regeneration of places to better the built environment for those within it.
Katie is a Part II Architectural Assistant who completed her Masters of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh and her BA Honours at Newcastle University. She gained experience on a range of social housing, high-end residential and community projects during her time at Lynsay Bell Architecture in Edinburgh and Strachan Group Architects in Auckland. It was here that she developed a particular interest for responsible urban regeneration and the creation of thriving communities.
Grounded in a belief of learning though making, she has been involved in the construction of multiple social building schemes around the world, including many wood-based and disaster relief projects. Her passion for making influences a design approach which looks to celebrate structure and focuses on the integrity, and creative use of building materials.
Harry is a qualified Architect who joined 7N in 2011, having previously worked at a practice in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for two years developing private residential and higher education projects. He studied at the University of Bath and the University of Edinburgh.
He has extensive experience working on many of 7N’s largest and most complex building and masterplanning projects, with a focus on placemaking at both the architectural and urban scales.
Melissa is an Architect who joined 7N in 2015. She has previously worked for Foster + Partners in both their London and Edinburgh studios. Melissa has experience delivering several significant residential and commercial projects of a variety of scales across the UK.
Melissa graduated from The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) where her Masters project won the RIAS Silver Medal. She has a particular interest in architectural photography which has derived from her time spent as an artist in residency working in artists’ studios in Osaka, Japan and Fife, Scotland.
Andrew is a Part-II Architectural Assistant who studied at the University of Strathclyde, graduating with first class honours and a Masters degree in Architecture.
Prior to joining 7N, Andrew gained valuable experience working on mixed-use housing schemes both at Stockwool in London as a part-II architectural assistant and Spengler Wiescholek in Hamburg during his part-I year-out.
Anna joined 7N in 2019 having previously worked in art production and graphic design in the US and London. As Studio Assistant, Anna assists in the day to day running of the studio and helps to manage both internal and external communications. Informed by a background in art history, she is interested in the cultural and theoretical frameworks of placemaking and architecture.
Prior to joining 7N, Niamh worked in London for Studio Egret West, as a project architect, where she led a variety of mixed-use, residential and educational projects. She previously worked at Nicholas Hare Architects in London for 4 years, where she gained experience on a range of educational projects.
Niamh studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and qualified as an ARB registered architect in 2011 at the University of Westminster.
Nick Paterson studied at Glasgow’s Mackintosh School of Architecture, where he graduated with first class honours and a master’s degree. After qualifying in 1991 he remained in Glasgow until 1994, working with Jestico and Whiles Architects and teaching at the Mackintosh School of Architecture.
He subsequently spent eight years at CZWG Architects in London, where his experience ranged from design and site supervision of residential and hotel schemes, to major commercial and masterplanning projects. He joined Foster + Partners in 2002 before returning to Scotland in 2004, where he established Paterson Architects with Jane Paterson. His experience and enthusiasm for projects of all sizes has helped establish Paterson Architects as one of the leading small practices in Scotland, winning numerous accolades for their work including a RIBA Award in 2010.
Nick re-joined Foster + Partners Edinburgh office in 2005, where he was project lead on the £750m Quartermile project, one of Scotland’s largest regeneration schemes. Nick also ran Forthquarter which, set on a former gasworks site in Edinburgh, was one of the largest strategic mixed use developments in the city.
Andrew graduated from the Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (ESALA) in 2012 and has over six years of experience in the design and delivery of projects primarily in the high-end residential, public arts and commercial sectors. Andrew has previously worked with Morgan McDonnell Architecture in Edinburgh and Robin Partington & Partners in London. His completed projects include a Treasures Gallery at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, a salmon smokehouse in the outer Hebrides and a number of listed building conversions.
Andrew’s architectural ethos is centred around a considered response to context; a carefully conceived concept; and care and craftsmanship in all the details. The clear result is spaces that can delight, inspire, and improve lives.
Alex is a qualified Architect who joined 7N in June 2017. Prior to this Alex worked for London-based practices Gollifer Langston Architects, McDowell+Benedetti and Matter Architecture on a wide range of projects including public buildings, schools and residential projects.
Alex studied architecture at Newcastle and Westminster Universities. He has a particular interest in complex urban sites, adapting existing buildings and modern construction methods such as Cross Laminated Timber.
After graduating with a BA in Architecture from the University of Liverpool, Ffion completed her Part I year out placement at Broadway Malyan’s Liverpool office, where she gained experience on large scale residential and commercial projects. During her Master’s studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, she was nominated for the RIAS Architecture and Design Scotland Urban Design Award in 2017.
Nicholas is an Architect who joined 7N in April 2015. Prior to joining 7N, Nicholas worked at Conran + Partners in London, where he was integral to the delivery of a number of significant residential and mixed-use projects, including the redevelopment of the Grade II-listed Centre Point Tower at Tottenham Court.
Since joining 7N, Nicholas has primarily been responsible for developing detailed proposals for the first phase of the residential-led, mixed-use development at India Quay, Fountainbridge in Edinburgh.
Nicholas studied at the Glasgow School of Art graduating in 2011 and qualified as an ARB registered architect in 2014.
Prior to joining 7N, Craig was an associate at jmarchitects and delivered a number of the practice’s award-winning projects. He has twice collaborated with Steven Holl Architects in New York, fulfilling the role of project architect for the practice’s Maggie’s St Bart’s and Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art projects. The buildings that Craig has delivered have been awarded several accolades including the Architect’s Journal AJ1000 Building of Year and Gran Prix Winner for Architecture at the Scottish Design Awards.
Craig studied at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2003, and qualified as an ARB registered architect in 2007.
Ben is an architect with a diverse portfolio of built projects in Edinburgh, London and New York. He joined 7N Architects after spending six years in a senior role at Ben Adams Architects in London.
Ben has delivered numerous successful projects including large mixed use developments, innovative conversions of sensitive historic buildings and contemporary workplaces.
He studied at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Westminster.
Ben is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant who joined 7N in 2016 having previously studied at The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He was awarded the ESALA Helen A. Rose Prize for Best Work by a Graduating Student for his final year Masters Project – A School and Social Housing Community based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Having previously worked in London with David Miller Architects, Ben has valuable experience utilising BIM in practice across housing, education, community and mixed use projects. His design ethos focuses on the human scale and how we can best create healthy and sustainable urban environments.