Final Photos for East Calder Partnership Centre

Posted on June 04, 2018

Andrew Lee has recently completed professional photographs for the East Calder Partnership Centre which opened its doors in March 2018.

Executive Councillor for Culture and Leisure Dave King said: "The new East Calder Partnership Centre is another sign of West Lothian Council's commitment to enhancing and empowering our local communities. A huge thank you to everyone involved in the delivery of the new centre and a special thank you to local residents for their patience and support during this period.

"The completion of the centre will create a new focal point for the village, bringing together services and groups under one roof in a central location. East Calder is a growing community and it's vital we have the right facilities and services available to meet the needs of the local community.

"The building looks fantastic and I'm sure that the people of East Calder will make good use of the facilities for years to come".

Scott Hadden, Chairman of the builders Hadden Group who worked on the Partnership Centre said: "We're really proud to have delivered such a fantastic facility for the residents of East Calder and we are sure it will provide a heart to the community for many years to come."

'Sculpture for the Lobby' Launch Party

Posted on June 01, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came along to our 'Sculpture for the Lobby' launch party. We absolutely love our adopted piece of art by artist Felix Welch.

The Sculpture Placement Group has created a brilliant platform for businesses to support artists, and we hope this is the first of many more to come.

Felix has not only installed the artwork in the office but provided a lunchtime talk on the inspiration behind his work and discussed relationships between art and architecture.

We have benefited not only from adopting a piece of art but opened up a wider conversation within our practice about where art belongs.

For more information on the Sculpture Placement Group;

Special note for the pizza fans! - The pizza was from 'Baked Pizza Al Taglio -

Invitation to our Sculpture Adoption

Posted on May 16, 2018

Collective Architecture are delighted to adopt the artwork, ‘Sculpture for the Lobby’ by artist Felix Welch

We would be delighted if you could join us for drinks to celebrate this adoption and help promote the work of the Sculpture Placement Group.

Time: 31st May - 18.00 - 20.00 hrs

Location: Collective Architecture, Top Floor, Mercat Building, 26 Gallowgate, Glasgow

The Sculpture Placement Project is an innovative project which helps forge relationships between local businesses and artists as a means to support and promote artists as well as finding new homes for sculptures which might otherwise be stored in a unloved space.

For more information on the Sculpture Placement Project;

BBC Scotland visit Collective Architecture

Posted on May 11, 2018

Collective Architecture are delighted to be taking part in the Scuplture Placement Project which is exploring ways of prolonging the life span of sculptures via adoption of artworks into workplaces and other public environments.

We have adopted a fantastic sculpture for our office by Artist Felix Welch and assited BBC Scotland as they filmed the install.

Along with the adoption we will also host a lunchtime talk on Felix's work as well as a small opening event on 31st May to celebrate the work.

Trails and Tales

Posted on January 23, 2018


Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva


Rachel Barron


Rachel Barron

Some progress photos of works being installed as part of the Trails and Tales project for East Dunbartonshire Council. The project will feature 40 artworks at various locations across East Dunbartonshire and is due to complete by Spring 2018.

Artworks pictured are by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva and Rachel Barron.

Shawbridge Street Housing Work has commenced

Posted on January 11, 2018


Site Start - Shawbridge Street Housing

Work has commenced on our 42 unit development for Loretto Housing Association in Pollokshaws, Glasgow. The site will provide flats, supported accommodation and houses for social rent.

Wanted: Enthusiastic Studio Administrator

Posted on October 30, 2017


Were looking for an Enthusiastic Studio Administrator

Our friendly and creative architectural practice is currently on the lookout for an ambitious and enthusiastic studio administrator to join our team.

This exciting role will be busy and varied and as the company grows from strength to strength, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your administration career in one of Scotland leading architectural practices.

For more information please visit our advert here - S1 Jobs.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 27th November 2017 - 5pm.

Applications should be emailed to

If you want a chat with someone at Collective Architecture, please contact Jane Briggs on 0141 552 3001 or email

Great Scottish Run

Posted on October 17, 2017


On Sunday the 1st of October Collective Architecture took part in the Great Scottish Run to fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

This is a charity that one of our colleagues is actively involved in, helping children and parents managing the condition.

We are delighted to announce that we have managed to raise a whopping £2,054 which smashed our original target.

Collective Architecture would like to thank everyone for their generous donations, your support has been greatly appreciated.

Celebrating 10 Years as Collective Architecture

Posted on September 04, 2017




To celebrate our 10th Year as Collective Architecture, we’re delighted to be taking part in Glasgow Door’s Open Days Festival this year, a fantastic programme of events which runs from the 11th to 17th September. We’re opening our studio situated at the top floor of the Mercat Building from 4pm on Sunday 17th. We’ve also put together a suggested itinerary for the Sunday of events in the surrounding area.

There are a variety of fascinating walks taking place in the East End. At 11am Dr Ronnie Scott is leading a tour of Glasgow’s City Centre Lanes, leaving from the Mercat Cross. the tour promises to discover some often overlooked aspects of the city centre.. Also at 11am, Glasgow Through The Ages III - The Enlightenment City, takes in the architecture of the Scottish Enlightenment. . You can also get a tour of the River Clyde bridges at 10am and 1pm or join the Bridgeton Heritage Trail at 2pm.

As you’re heading along the Trongate don’t miss an opportunity to pop into the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, open 11am - 5pm both Saturday and Sunday, as well as during the week. It’s the worlds oldest surviving music hall and where Stan Laurel made his debut in 1906! Then head down to Glasgow Green where you can see inside the West Boathouse and book a taster rowing session.

If you’re in need of some lunchtime refreshment, Drygate brewery are hosting tours all day Sunday 17th, and serve a fantastic menu in addition to an extensive range of beers. Alternatively head along to 202 Gallowgate where the lovely Soul Food Sisters will show you how to make a variety of delicious dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world . On the way don’t miss the new Billy Connelly mural ‘Big Yin’ by Rachel McLean and Jim Lambie’s Gallowgate Park Album Pathway.

At 2pm Calton Heritage Trail led by Peter Mortimer takes in the architecture of Glasgow Cross, the Barras and the history of the weaving industry. Starting outside the Mercat building, it finishes just in time to come along to our Open Studios event where you can admire panoramic views of the south of the city and hear a short series of talks on themes of Heritage, Housing and Culture.

At 4:30pm we have a series of 10 minute talks from clients and collaborators, including Conservation Architect Fiona Sinclair and photographer Andrew Lee who will be discussing heritage. Followed by Peter Martin, Development Director of Sanctuary Scotland (responsible for the redevelopment of Victoria Hospital) and Helen Moore from Reidvale Housing Association Board. Patricia Fleming (Patricia Fleming Projects) and Lizzie Smith from Collective Architecture round off the event, talking about arts and culture projects, including the Trails and Tales arts trail for East Dumbartonshire council. The event is free, but ticketed as space is limited.

Other events we recommend:

Northlight heritage are hosting a series of events exploring the Future of Pollok Stables this month, including an event on Sunday 17th September 11-4pm which explores the challenges currently facing the buildings, from flooding to dry rot, and what they need to preserve them for future generations. These hands-on sessions are drop in - no need to book.

The fabulous Glasgow Women’s library are leading a tour ‘Women of the East End’ on Saturday 16th September.

Our friends at the Anderston Kelvingrove Church are open Saturday and Sunday, if you’ve ever wondered what’s inside the green pyramid go along and hear about it’s history and plans for the future of the building. Its just a short walk from Finneston and an opportunity to see our latest housing development under construction, due for completion 2018.

Thanks to everyone who came along and participated in our...

Posted on June 06, 2017





Thanks to everyone who came along and participated in our Material Properties workshop at the Dundee Design Festival last month!

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