Profile

Collective Architecture was established to pursue themes of participation and sustainability in architecture. Our output is highly varied, ranging from intimate community installations to large scale urban regeneration. Over the past 25 years we have successfully delivered a series of important projects spread across the UK. Working internationally with private and public clients, we consider all projects unique, regardless of size or budget, and capable of providing a source of identity for place, organisation or individual. The company is owned by an employee run trust established to reward and further involve staff in practice development. Ownership by all brings care and commitment to every aspect of our work. Our ethos encourages individuals to express themselves and research issues which are of relevance to both their work and to the wider society. This has resulted in our architects developing specialist knowledge, accreditation and qualifications, to achieve a range of crucial skills. We share that information and encourage discussion through events, forum, publications and we are active within a number of important institutions. Many of our staff teach, lecture and guest at schools of architecture in the UK and throughout Europe.

We consider each project special and develop an approach to suit that project’s need and potential. From the outset we explore all the elements of architecture through collaborative workshops and the use of three dimensional media. This leads to well crafted buildings that contribute to happiness and wellbeing over a prolonged period of time. Our work has been widely published and exhibited in Glasgow, London, Barcelona, the Chicago Athenaeum and the Venice Biennale.

We have also been recognised with many national and international awards including AJ ‘Architect of the Year ‘2018 in recognition of our architectural achievements at a UK level.




People

Collective Architecture currently employs 41 staff. For more information about any of our staff please contact the office directly.

Ross Aitchison Ross Aitchison - Architect Email
Carl Baker Carl Baker - Architect Email
Jude Barber Jude Barber - Director / Architect Email
Jane Briggs Jane Briggs - Business Development Manager Email
Andy Cardwell Andy Cardwell - Architect Email
Martina Callus Martina Callus - Architectural Assistant (Part 2) Email
Adam Cooper Adam Cooper - Accountant Email
Barry Crawford Barry Crawford - Human Resources Email
Rory Crawford Rory Crawford - Architect Email
Nicole Davidson Nicole Davidson - Architect Email
Gerry Duffy Gerry Duffy - Director / Architectural Technologist Email
Emma Fairhurst Emma Fairhurst - Architect Email
Sean Fitzpatrick Sean Fitzpatrick - Architectural Assistant (Part 2) Email
David Hanley David Hanley - Senior Contract Administrator Email
Gerry Hogan Gerry Hogan - Architect Email
Cathy Houston Cathy Houston - Architect Email
Ewan Imrie Ewan Imrie - Architect Email
Jonita Karablikova Jonita Karablikova - Architect Email
Shauwn Koh Shauwn Koh - Architectural Assistant (Part 2) Email
Mairi Laverty Mairi Laverty - Architect Email
Caitlin Macleod Caitlin Macleod - Architectural Assistant (Part 1) Email
Mike McCarthy Mike McCarthy - Architect Email
Jordan McCrae Jordan McCrae - Architectural Assistant (Part 2) Email
Jade McKenzie Jade McKenzie - Studio Administrator Email
Nicola McLachlan Nicola McLachlan - Architect Email
Justin McNeil Justin McNeil - Architect Email
Connor Milton Connor Milton - Architectural Technologist Email
Emily Ong Emily Ong - Architectural Assistant (Part 2) Email
David Perez David Perez - Architectural Technologist Email
Alan Smith Alan Smith - Architect Email
Pete Smith Pete Smith - Architect Email
Chris Stewart Chris Stewart - Director / Architect Email
Maisie Tudge Maisie Tudge - Architectural Assistant (Part 2) Email
Nick Walker Nick Walker - Architect Email
Fiona Welch Fiona Welch - Architect Email
Neal Whitaker Neal Whitaker - Architect Email
Emma Wood Emma Wood - Architect Email
James York James York - Architect Email



Recruitment

We enjoy working with those who share our social, economic, cultural and environmentally sustainable aspirations and can actively contribute towards a collegiate and productive workplace.

You can submit your CV to jobs@collectivearchitecture.co.uk

Collective Architecture are an equal opportunities employer and actively seek and welcome applications from all sections of our society. We are delighted to be founding signatories of the RIBA Inclusion Charter and actively working to make architecture more inclusive.

Collective Architecture are committed to being transparent about how it handles your personal information, to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to meeting its data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018. You will find our full GDPR privacy notice for applicants below.

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Documents

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Mipim 2016 with AJ Architecture Tomorrow
Mipim 2016 with AJ Architecture Tomorrow Download PDF
Re-Connecting
Re-Connecting Download PDF
Re-Populating
Re-Populating Download PDF
Re-Establishing
Re-Establishing Download PDF
Re-Using
Re-Using Download PDF
Re-Cycling
Re-Cycling Download PDF
Equal Opportunities - Monitoring Form
Equal Opportunities - Monitoring Form Download PDF



Accreditations, Certifications and Specialisms

Accreditations:

Chris Stewart - RIAS Sustainably Accredited
Gerry Hogan - RIAS Conservation Accredited
Emma Fairhurst - RIAS Conservation Accreditation
Nicole Davidson - Working towards RIAS Conservation Accreditation
Justin McNeil - Working towards RIAS Conservation Accreditation

Academic:

The Academy of Urbanism
Nick Walker - Academician

Certifications:

UKAS ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
UKAS ISO 14001 Environmental Management
CHAS
Cyber Security
We are working towards: B Corp Certification

Certified Drone Pilot:

Drone Licence with Permission for Commercial Operation (CAA):
Connor Milton

Certified Passive House Designers:

James York
Fiona Welch
Carl Baker
Chris Stewart
David Perez
Emily Ong
Mairi Laverty

Practice Memberships:

CIAT - Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
CSIC - Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
EOA - Employee Ownership Association
RIAS - Royal Incorporation of Architects Scotland
SEDA - Scottish Ecological Design Association
Living Wage Foundation

Teaching:

The University of Strathclyde, Department of Architecture:
Chris Stewart
Ewan Imrie

Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art:
Nick Walker

Sheffield School of Architecture:
Jude Barber - External Assessor

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA)
Chris Stewart - External Assessor

Northumbria University, Newcastle - Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Nick Walker - External Assessor




Awards


2021

Saltire Awards
Saltire Medal (Best Housing Project 2021)
Bell Street Stables

Saltire Awards
Best Multiple Dwelling - Winner
Bell Street Stables

Dundee Institute of Architects
Supreme Award - Winner
The Larick Centre

Dundee Institute of Architects
Best Commercial Non Domestic - Winner
The Larick Centre

Edinburgh Architecture Association
Best Masterplanning Award - Finalist
Granton Waterfront

Edinburgh Architecture Association
Best Masterplanning Award - Winner
Meadowbank

BD Architect of the Year Awards
Best Refurbishment Architects - FInalist
Collective Architecture

SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) 'Rising Star'
Finalist
Fiona Welch

Herald Property Awards
Best Renovation & Conservation - Winner
Bell Street Stables

Pineapple Awards
Future Place - Winner
Granton Waterfront

AJ Architecture Awards
Public Building - Winner
The Larick Centre, Tayport

AJ Architecture Awards
Masterplanning - Winner
Meadowbank

AJ Retrofit Awards
Housing - Winner
Woodside Multi-storey Flats

AJ Retrofit Awards - Housing
Housing - Finalist
Bell Street Stables

Inside Housing Awards

Best regeneration Project (Finalist)
Woodside Multi-storey Flats

Scottish Design Awards
Commendation
The Larick Centre

Scottish Design Awards
Winner
Woodside Multi-storey Flats

Scottish Design Awards
Nomination
Camphill School Masterplan

Scottish Design Awards
Young Architect of the Year
Mairi Laverty


2020

RIBA Awards
Shortlist
Watt Instiution

Scottish Design Award
Affordable Housing - Winner
Bell Street Stables

Scottish Design Award
Building Re-use - Commendation
Bell Street Stables

Scottish Design Award
Buidling Re-use - Finalist
Watt Institution

Scottish Design Award
Public Building - Finalist
Watt Institution

Scottish Design Award
Masterplanning - Finalist
Granton Waterfront

EAA Awards
Regeneration & Conservation - Finalist
Chamber Street

Civic Trust Award
Regional Finalist

Civic Trust Award
AABC Conservation - Regional Finalist

BD Awards
Leadership - Finalist
Jude Barber

Scottish Homes Award
Renovation of the Year - Winner
Bell Street Stables

Homes for Scotland
Development of the Year (Medium) - Finalist
Bell Street Stables

GIA Award
Sustainability Award - Highly Commended
The Larick Centre

GIA Award
Public Building of the Year- Highly Commended
The Larick Centre

GIA Award
Conservation Award - Winner
Watt Institution

2019

RIBA National Award - Winner
Collective on Calton Hill

RIAS Awards
RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award - Shortlisted
Collective on Calton Hill

Homes for Scotland Awards
Best Affordable Housing Development
Anderston Regeneration

Edinburgh Architectural Association
Large Project Award - Finalist
Collective on Calton Hill

Edinburgh Architectural Association
Regeneration & Conservation - Finalist
Collective on Calton Hill

RIAS Award - Winner
Collective on Calton Hill

Saltire Housing Awards
Innovation in Housing - Shortlisted
Admiral Street

Saltire Housing Awards
Best Multiple Dwelling - Commendation
Anderston Phase 4 & 5

Scottish Design Award
Regeneration - Commendation
Anderston Phase 4 & 5

Scottish Design Award
Affordable Housing - Commendation
Anderston Phase 4 & 5

Scottish Design Award
Leisure/Culture Building or Project - Commendation
Collective on Calton Hill

Scottish Design Award
Interior Design - Award
The Lookout, Calton Hill

Scottish Design Award
Public Building - Commendation
East Calder Partnership

Scottish Design Award
Master Planning - Commendation
Water Row Masterplan

Restaurant and Bar Design Awards - Shortlisted
The Lookout, Calton Hill

2018

AJ Architect of the Year 2018 (UK)
Collective Architecture

AJ Awards
Public Building Project of the Year - Winner
Barmulloch Residents Centre

AJ Awards
Cultural Project of the Year - Highly Commended
Paisley: The Secret Collection

AJ Awards
Housing Project of the Year - Finalist
Leith Fort Housing Regeneration

CIH Scotland
Excellence in Regeneration
Anderston Phase 4&5

UK Employee Ownership Awards
Employee Owned Business of the Year
Highly Commended

GIA Awards
Sustainable Award
Dougrie Terrace

GIA Awards
Residential - Commendation
Anderston Regeneration 4&5

GIA Awards
Leisure & Arts - Commendation
Paisley: The Secret Collection

GIA Awards
Healthcare - Finalist
Dougrie Terrace

Herald Property Awards
Affordable Development of the Year
Leith Fort Housing Regeneration

Herald Property Awards
Best Regeneration Project
Brand Street & Harvie Street

Scottish Women's Awards 2018
Creative Industry Leader of the Year
Jude Barber

AJ Retrofit Award
Cultural Project - Finalist
Paisley: The Secret Collection

Saltire Housing Award
Best Multiple Dwelling - Winner
Leith Fort Housing Regeneration

Saltire Housing Award
Saltire Medal - Winner
Leith Fort Housing Regeneration

Scottish Design Awards
Regeneration - Finalist
The Muirfield Centre

Scottish Design Awards
Affordable Housing - Winner
Leith Fort Housing Regeneration

Scottish Design Awards
Public Building - Commendation
Barmulloch Residents Centre

RIAS Award - Winner
Barmulloch Residents Centre

RIAS Award - Winner
Leith Fort Housing Regeneration

RIAS Award - Finalist
The Muirfield Centre

EAA Awards
Commendation - Large Project Award
Leith Fort Housing Regeneration

2017

Scottish Property Awards
Finalist - Development of the Year (Public Building)
The Muirfield Centre

Scottish Homes Award
Finalist - Large Affordable Housing Development of the Year
Eriboll Street

People Make Glasgow
Finalist - Industry & Business Awards
Collective Architecture

Saltire Awards
Finailist - Residential
Eriboll Street Housing Regeneration

GIA Awards
Finalist - Education
Toronto Primary School

Scottish Design Awards
Finalist - Affordable Housing
Eriboll Street Housing Regeneration

Scottish Design Awards
Finailist - Education Building
Toronto Primary School




Clients

21st Century Homes
Aberdeenshire Council
Adam Scotland
Aecom
Agile City
Argyll Community Housing Association
Ashfield Juniors FC
Astronomical Society of Glasgow
Barmulloch Community Development Company
Blochairn Housing Association
Britannia Panopticon Trust
Byzantian
Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools Ltd
Cassiltoun Housing Association
CCG Ltd
City of Edinburgh Council
Chris Stewart Group
Cloch Housing Association
Clyde Gateway
Collective (Gallery)
Copeland Burgh Council
Cunninghame Housing Association
DGHP/Wheatley Group
Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership
East Ayrshire Council
East Dunbartonshire Council
East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture
Eildon Housing Association
Faithful+Gould
Ferguslie Park Housing Association
Fife Council
Four Acres Charitable Trust
Fyne Homes
Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership
Glasgow City Council
Glasgow Housing Association
Glasgow West Housing Association
Glasgow Women's Library
Govan Housing Association
Govanhill Housing Association
Grampian Housing Association
Healthy and Happy Development Trust
Hillcrest Housing Association
Home Group Ltd
Hub North
Hub South East
Hub South West
Hub West
Inverclyde Council
Keepmoat
Kevin Murray Associates
Kier Scotland
Kilmardinny Estate Ltd
Kinross-shire Civic Trust
Lanarkshire Housing Association
Link Group
Loretto Housing Association
Lucy Skaer
Maryhill Housing Association
Max Fordham
Maybole Castle
Moray Council
North Lanarkshire Council
Ogilvie Homes
Parkhead Housing Association
Parklea Association
Partick Housing Association
Pollokshields Community Council
Port of Leith Housing Association
Power Circle
Queens Cross Housing Association
QD Events
Renfrewshire Council
Resource Futures
Riverside Inverclyde
Robertson Partnership Homes
Rural Stirling Housing Association
Sanctuary Group
Scottish Canals
Scottish Sculpture Workshop
SEC, Scottish Event Campus & OVO Hydro
Seven Lochs Partnership
Shettleston Housing Association
Springburn Winter Gardens Trust
Springfield Homes
St Andrews Botanic Garden Trust
Studio Arc
South Lanarkshire Council
Tayport Community Trust
The City of Edinburgh Council
The Cruden Group
The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust
The Pyramid at Anderston
The Scottish Government
The Western Baths Company
The Wheatley Group
Wasps
West Calder and Harburn Community Development Trust
West Lothian Council
West of Scotland Housing Association
Williamsburgh Housing Association




Research

Our staff are involved in a number of areas of research through practice and teaching -

2016 - MEARU
2016 - MEARU

Cedar Flats - 'Fresh-R' MVHR Testing

2015 - RIBA Publication
2015 - RIBA Publication

Article relating to Proposals for Refurbishment of Cedar Court, Woodside

2015 - Newcastle University - School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
2015 - Newcastle University - School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

An Urban Room for Tyneside

2014 - Mackintosh School of Architecture
2014 - Mackintosh School of Architecture

7 Lochs Wetland Park

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