The mla team

Our excellence comes from our people.

Adam Archibald

Architectural Assistant
B.Arch. M.Arch
Architectural Assistant
B.Arch. M.Arch

I am a graduate of ECA and ESALA. Previously I have worked in both small and large architectural offices in Scotland and the Netherlands, focusing on design, graphics and detailed project delivery.
I joined MLA in 2014 and I work with the Senior Architects and Designers on a variety of projects.

E: A.Archibald@michaellaird.co.uk

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Adam Frickleton

Associate Director
BArch(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA ARIAS
Associate Director
BArch(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA ARIAS

I am responsible for the detail design and delivery of projects within the practice. I graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2003 and completed my final year of education at KTH University in Stockholm. I joined the practice in 2003 and I have since been involved in a range of projects providing a varied skill base.

Key Projects:
Glasgow College
Premier Property Group development, in South Gyle Edinburgh
Edinburgh Quay Phase One project

T: +44 (0) 141 559 5418
E: a.frickleton@glq-cgcnewcampus.com

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Andrew Taylor

Trainee Architectural Technologist
Trainee Architectural Technologist

I am currently studying part-time for a degree in Architectural Technology at Edinburgh Napier University. I joined MLA in 2014 and initially I assisted on a broad range of projects within the office, assisting where and when I was required.  Over the past year I have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge from colleagues.  This has enabled me to take on more responsibility and have a greater contribution to various projects.

Key Projects:
Woodcroft Residential Development, Pitsligo Road, Edinburgh
Kirkintilloch Town Hall Regeneration, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire
Newmains Steading Conversion, East Lothian
Quay 1 Refurbishment, Edinburgh Quay

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Brendan Diamond

Director & Company Secretary
BSc Dip Arch RIBA FRIAS
Director & Company Secretary
BSc Dip Arch RIBA FRIAS

I am responsible for the design and delivery of major projects within the practice. I qualified from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Edinburgh in 1981 and have been with MLA since. I have delivered a wide range of projects across Scotland including masterplanning, office design and complex manufacturing buildings. I have extensive experience in leading and managing design teams on large and complex projects.

Key Projects:
City of Glasgow College
Edinburgh BioQuarter
Royal Bank of Scotland’s World Headquarters

E: B.Diamond@michaellaird.co.uk

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Christopher Moore

Architectural Technologist
BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology
Architectural Technologist
BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology

I graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2012 and previously worked in a practice working on interior fit out projects and projects in the education sector. Since joining MLA in 2015 my roles have included assisting with detail design and producing construction information as well as expanding my knowledge of Revit.

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Dave Edwards

Technical Associate
RMaPS
Technical Associate
RMaPS

I am responsible for providing technical support to our designers, managing statutory approvals and liaison with Planning and Building Control authorities and other agencies and managing regulation compliance for the practice’s major projects. I have been with MLA since 1975 and was appointed as Technical Associate in 2006. I have considerable knowledge of all aspects of the regulatory processes that apply to design and construction projects. I am a member of the Association for Project Safety and also a registered CDM Co-ordinator (RMaPS).

Key Projects:
Standard Life
RBS World Headquarters
City of Glasgow College

E: D.Edwards@michaellaird.co.uk

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Dougie Herkes

Associate
BA Interior Design
Associate
BA Interior Design

I joined MLA in 2005 and have been working on ongoing framework projects with RBS as well as key projects for Standard Life, Agilent Technologies, Scottish Enterprise and AEGON, with a focus on office fit out and refurbishment.
I have been responsible for the management of many office fit outs and have considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of the design process from inception, feasibility, scheme design to on site construction.

Key Projects:
RBS Gogarburn Campus
Farr Institute
Standard Life

E: D.Herkes@michaellaird.co.uk
Linkedin: http://bit.ly/Douglas_Herkes

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Duncan Mackinnon

Part 2 Architectural Assistant
BArch(Hons) MArch
Part 2 Architectural Assistant
BArch(Hons) MArch

Following graduating from Dundee School of Architecture in June 2013, I joined the practice in July 2013. Prior to completing my Masters degree I spent a year out working with renowned architecture practices in Sydney, Melbourne and Scotland. 
At MLA I have been working on a wide range of projects of varying scales including commercial, residential and office developments. I have been responsible for the production of planning, building warrant and tender drawing packages.

Key Projects:
40 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh
Barton Avenue, Edinburgh
Semple Street, Edinburgh

E: d.mackinnon@michaellaird.co.uk
Linkedin: http://bit.ly/Duncan_MacKinnon

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Ed Bowe

Associate Graphic Designer
BA (Hons) Vis Comm
Associate Graphic Designer
BA (Hons) Vis Comm

I have been with MLA for over a decade, having joined shortly after graduating from Gray’s School of Art. Liam and I make up the MLA Graphics Team, a one stop shop for any requirement regarding the production of documents, presentations, diagrams plus the odd Christmas Card. We pull together most of the submissions for new jobs, so are up to speed on most goings on within the office which keeps things interesting and challenging… There’s not many projects I haven’t touched on at some point and, as a result, I’ve become pretty good at remembering project codes!

E: E.Bowe@michaellaird.co.uk
LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/Edward_Bowe


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Emma Larnie

Architectural Technologist
Bsc (Hons) Architectural Technology
Architectural Technologist
Bsc (Hons) Architectural Technology

I graduated from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 2014. I joined the MLA Interiors Team in October of that year, where I help the Senior Architects and Designers with technical drawings and various other roles.

Key Projects:
KCA Deutag, Aberdeen
AEGON and Kames Capital, London
AEGON Staff shop refurbishment, Edinburgh

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Esther Ferrier

Interior Designer
BDes(Hons) Interior & Environmental Design
Interior Designer
BDes(Hons) Interior & Environmental Design

I joined the team in 2015, with 2 years experience in the industry. I graduated from Dundee University in 2013 and went to work for an advertising company in London, and most recently have been in Edinburgh working for BDG architecture + design producing concept visuals, presentation documents and tender & construction packages for office fit outs. Since joining MLA I have been involved in concept and development work for a large financial services client and space planning for a lawyer firm in Edinburgh.

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Fran Yebra

Architect
BSc (Hons) Dip.Arch RIBA
Architect
BSc (Hons) Dip.Arch RIBA

My career has encompassed a variety of roles and responsibilities within the Construction Industry, including project and design management, construction site management on large/small scale projects and also being a traditional project architect
My experience incorporates a wide range of building types in the public and private sectors including new build, restoration and refurbishment projects such as commercial offices, banks, museums, hotels and residential developments.

Key Projects:
Stirling Care Village, Stirlin.
Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline
Business Stream (Scottish Water), Edinburgh
Chevron, Aberdeen
Offices Building for the Andalusia Government, Olula del Rio
Offices Building for the Andalusia Government, Huercal Overa
The National Women’s Institute, Almeria
Residential Expansion, Almeria - (Site Manager)
The Film Museum, Almeria - (Site Manager)
The Religious Arts Museum, Almeria - (Site Manager)
BBVA Bank Offices - Madrid

E: f.yebra@michaellaird.co.uk

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Furqan Rafiq

Designer
Adv. Dip. Spatial & Interior Architecture
Designer
Adv. Dip. Spatial & Interior Architecture

I joined MLA in March 2014 and have been working on the RBS & Natwest Bank branch refurbishment programme throughout the UK.  I have been responsible for the overall bank projects process, from taking the clients brief through design, planning & building warrants to on site build process. I have also been dealing with various complex heritage & listed building sites to implement these new bank refurbishments.

Key Projects:
Natwest Bank Branch refurbishment Northampton
Natwest Bank Branch refurbishment Lancaster
Royal Bank of Scotland, 36 St. Andrew Square

E: F.Rafiq@michaellaird.co.uk

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Garth Fitzsimons

Associate Architect
MA(Hons) MArch RIBA RIAS
Associate Architect
MA(Hons) MArch RIBA RIAS

I am responsible for the design and delivery of a diverse range of building and fit-out projects within the practice – specialising in conservation, leisure & commercial work.

I graduated from University of Edinburgh with a Masters Degrees in Art and Architecture and have developed strengths in BREEAM and BIM implementation. I currently sit on the committee for the Scottish Property Federation and have been Project Architect on a number of multi-award winning designs, from urban regeneration to contemporary sustainable design.

Key Projects:
Edinburgh International Conference Centre (£65m: RICS Award, Scottish Property Award, BREEAM ‘Excellent’)
West Lothian Civic Centre (£53m: BCO National Innovation Award)
Heart of Hawick (£8.5m: Grade A listed. EAA Conservation Award, Scottish Design Award, Civic Trust Award)

T: +44 (0)131 226 6991
E: g.fitzsimons@michaellaird.co.uk

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Gillian Stewart

Director
BA(Hons), Interior Design
Director
BA(Hons), Interior Design

I have over 30 years experience working in interiors and specifically workplace across most business sectors. I joined MLA in 2015, as a Director in the Glasgow office, after working for a number of other practices, most notably BDG architecture + design, haa design and DEGW. While at DEGW I was introduced to Workplace and Building consultancy in which I developed a keen interest and specialism. I believe that buildings and interiors should be designed around people, and as designers we should enagage with a variety of people throughout the design process. This way we will achieve beautiful and meaningful buildings which delight, inspire and endure.

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Gonzalo Navarro

Architect
BSc (Hons), M Arch RIBA RIAS PMP
Architect
BSc (Hons), M Arch RIBA RIAS PMP

Despite missing the food (and weather!) of my native city, Sevilla, I am enjoying working on a wide variety of projects at MLA as an Architect, with a particular focus on housing and regeneration. I graduated from the University of Seville with a Masters degree in architecture, building engineering and a second masters in project management obtaining the PMP certification. Coming from a large family of Architects, I have developed my experience working in practices in Seville and Prague before I came back to MLA.

E: G.Navarro@michaellaird.co.uk

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Hazel Pearson

Associate Architect
B Arch (Hons), M Arch RIAS RIBA
Associate Architect
B Arch (Hons), M Arch RIAS RIBA

I joined the team early in 2012 with 4 years of experience in the leisure and residential sectors. I graduated from Dundee University School of Architecture in 2008 and have since worked in practice on a variety of Architecture and Interior projects from feasibility to completion. I have also led projects through the planning and building warrant processes, produced tender and construction packages and have run both architectural and interior projects on site.

Key Projects:
RICS Scotland
Green Investment Bank
Project Noble

E: H.Pearson@michaellaird.co.uk
Linkedin: http://bit.ly/Hazel_Pearson

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Hilario Periera

Architectural Assistant
MArch EAUM
Architectural Assistant
MArch EAUM

With 5 years of experience in education and residential projects, I am currently assisting in the design and delivery of a variety of industrial projects throughout Scotland.

I graduated from Minho University, Portugal in 2009 and since then have had international work experience in Switzerland and the Caribbean before joining the practice in 2013.

Key Projects:
Melville Gate Data Centre, Dalkeith

E: H.Pereira@michaellaird.co.uk

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Jeremy Scott

Managing Director
B.Arch (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA FRIAS
Managing Director
B.Arch (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA FRIAS

I have overall responsibility for the design of all projects within the practice. I graduated from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, with a first class honours degree. I have been responsible for the design and delivery of many award winning schemes including Edinburgh Quay mixed-use development on the canal basin at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. I have particular expertise in masterplanning, community engagement, mixed use urban regeneration, commercial and residential projects with a keen understanding of not only the importance of design but also the commercial requirements of all projects. As a result I have become the designer of choice for many of Scotland’s leading developers.

Key Projects:
RBS HQ,Gogarburn
Tesco Bank, South Gyle
Edinburgh Quay

E: J.Scott@michaellaird.co.uk

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John Barkley

Architectural Assistant
Bsc MA MArch
Architectural Assistant
Bsc MA MArch

I am a graduate of Edinburgh University and have worked on high profile projects in London before returning to Edinburgh.

I joined the practice in 2015, and am responsible for delivering design concept and feasibility solutions, along with 3D models and presentation images. I also offer advice on the construction and detailing process.

I have experience in delivering bespoke private houses and producing conceptual building approaches. My other experience includes public buildings, the conversion of Grade 1 listed buildings and boutique hotel interiors.

Carbisdale Castle
Bangour Masterplan
Morningside Road

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John Stewart

Architect
BA (Hons) MArch RIBA RIAS
Architect
BA (Hons) MArch RIBA RIAS

Following graduating from University of Dundee with a Masters (with distinction) in Architecture in 2007, I went on to work at a notable design practice for several years as well as a conservation practice before joining MLA in 2011.

Since joining I have been involved in the design of several projects including being a key member of the design team for the City of Glasgow Colleges Project which I have been involved in from concept through detailed design and through to construction.

Key Projects:
City of Glasgow College

E: J.Stewart@michaellaird.co.uk

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Jonny Thomas

Architectural Assistant
MArch, MA (Hons)
Architectural Assistant
MArch, MA (Hons)

I graduated from Edinburgh University in 2004, and have since been involved in projects across Europe, North America and Asia. My work has been featured in international magazines and won design awards.

I joined the practice in 2012 and have worked on a wide range of project types within the office including commercial, educational and residential developments.

I am responsible for the design and delivery of projects including design co-ordination with consultants, production of key project drawings and presentation information.

Key Projects:
City of Glasgow College
City Centre Masterplan, Aberdeen
Urban Housing, Edinburgh


E: J.Thomas@michaellaird.co.uk

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Kakay Pang

Interior Designer
MA Social Anthropology/ HND Interior Design
Interior Designer
MA Social Anthropology/ HND Interior Design

I joined the practice in 2010 with 4 years of commercial experience within the leisure industry. During my time here I have adopted a lead role in major fit-out projects, guiding projects from inception to completion and responsible for all aspects of interior design. This includes understanding the client’s needs through to the detailed design of all interior features and fixtures.

Key Projects:
The Royal Bank of Scotland and E-spark
Standard Life
Kames Capital
Aegon

E: K.Pang@michaellaird.co.uk

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Karen Duncan

Administration and Finance Assistant
Administration and Finance Assistant

Following seven years in front of house and five star hospitality, I joined MLA in January 2014.
I support Mhairi, our Practice Manager, in the administration and finance functions for the business and for me no two days are the same. From dealing with suppliers and facilities, end of month reporting and data analysis to organising travel and staff events, I love the variety my role offers.
I also have an active role within the Environmental Committee compiling monthly and annual reports and ensuring accreditations are upheld.

E: K.Duncan@michaellaird.co.uk

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Kenny Fraser

Director
B.Arch(Hons) DIP Arch RIBA ARIAS
Director
B.Arch(Hons) DIP Arch RIBA ARIAS

I am responsible for the design and delivery of a diverse range of building and interior projects within the practice. I first joined Michael Laird Architects as a year-out student in 1989 and, apart from a period in the mid nineties working in Sydney, Australia on major hotel and hospitality projects, have been associated with the practice ever since.

I was appointed Associate in 1999 and became a Director in 2009.

Key Projects:
The Farr Institute, Edinburgh’s Bioquarter
W.L Gore & Associates, Livingston
Microsoft Scotland, Edinburgh
Standard Life, Edinburgh and London
ARES, London

E: K.Fraser@michaellaird.co.uk

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Kevin Lambert

Architectural Technologist
ACIAT
Architectural Technologist
ACIAT

I am responsible for the technical design and management of projects. Since joining the practice I have worked on the delivery of the RBS & NatWest Branch refurbishment programme which has taken me all over the UK.

I graduated from Napier University in 2003, and since university I have delivered a wide range of projects from large scale residential to office fit-outs. This has allowed me gain a vast technical knowledge and a good understanding of our client’s needs.

Key Projects:
RBS & NatWest Branch Refurbishment Programme.
Winchburgh Retail Development.
Millerhill Zero Waste Plant.

E: k.lambert@michaellaird.co.uk

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Kevin Wilson

Associate Architect
BSc (Hons) Dip.Arch RIBA ARIAS
Associate Architect
BSc (Hons) Dip.Arch RIBA ARIAS

I am responsible for the detail design and delivery of projects within the practice, principally delivering major housing projects throughout Scotland.

I am a graduate of Robert Gordon University. I worked on a wide range of successful projects in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Sydney before I joined the practice in 2003.

Key Projects:
Telford College Campus at Crewe Road South, Edinburgh
St. Mark’s Quay, Edinburgh
Station Road Housing, Stirling

E: k.wilson@michaellaird.co.uk

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Liam Young

Junior Graphic Designer
Junior Graphic Designer

I joined the team in the summer of 2014 after having graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a B.A in Graphic Design. I worked on a variety of projects in the office which included the design and layout of key documents to the design and implementation of graphics for various projects.

Key Projects:
Speculative/Feasibility Studies
RICS Scotland
Marketing Brochures

E: l.young@michaellaird.co.uk
Linkedin: uk.linkedin.com/in/lyoung7

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Louise King

Architect
BSc(Hons), PG Dip, ARB
Architect
BSc(Hons), PG Dip, ARB

I joined the practice at the end of 2013 and have spent my time working on site on the Glasgow College project, Riverside Campus. I have been involved in the production of tender package and construction information, including coordination with other consultants and sub-contractors. Prior to this I have had experience of working on both new build and refurbishments projects in a range of sectors, including residential, commercial and healthcare.

Key Projects:
City of Glasgow College (Riverside Campus)

T: +44 (0) 141 559 5411
E: l.king@michaellaird.co.uk

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Lucy Croft

Interior Designer
Bachelor of Design in Interior Design
Interior Designer
Bachelor of Design in Interior Design

I joined the team early in 2014 with 6 years of experience on large scale commercial projects in Australia. I graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2008 and have since worked in various architectural practices as an Interior Designer throughout Australia on projects from conception to completion. Since joining, I have been involved in numerous fit out and architectural projects for various clients and also support the interiors team in various roles.

Key Projects:
Glasgow City Colleges
City Park in Aberdeen

E: L.Croft@michaellaird.co.uk
LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/Lucy_Croft

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Mariana Novosivschei

Part 2 Architectural Assistant
DipArch
Part 2 Architectural Assistant
DipArch

I obtained a DipArch qualification in 2012 from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Technical University, Romania. 

Prior to joining MLA in March 2014, I was an architectural graduate at Aitireacht in Dublin, where I was involved in a variety of small-scale, high-end residential projects. Since joining MLA I have been working on several projects in the preliminary design stages and in the production of detailed information.

Key Projects:
Dalkeith Corn Exchange
Stirling Urban Regeneration

E: M.Novosivschei@michaellaird.co.uk
Linkedin: http://bit.ly/Mariana_Novosivschei

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Mark Lewis

Architect
BSc (Hons) Dip. Arch RIBA ARIAS
Architect
BSc (Hons) Dip. Arch RIBA ARIAS

I joined the practice in 2009 after graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a postgraduate diploma in advanced architectural design. After completing my professional studies, I qualified as an Architect in 2012.
During my time at MLA, I have gained considerable experience in the design and delivery of various building types from commercial refurbishments and residential developments to large scale education projects.
In the past few years, I have been based in Glasgow working as part of a joint team with Reiach and Hall Architects, delivering the City of Glasgow Colleges project consisting of both its’, Riverside and City campuses. My primary role has been the detailed design and delivering of the external envelope of the City Campus.


Key Projects:
City of Glasgow College (City Campus)
City of Glasgow College (Riverside Campus)
Spectrum House
W.L Gore & Associates

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Matt McGowan

Senior Chartered Architectural Technologist
MCIAT
Senior Chartered Architectural Technologist
MCIAT

I have worked within the industry for over 16 years, and throughout my professional career I have worked alongside and received mentoring from leading experts in the field of Architecture and Construction.

Since joining MLA in August 2013, I have been responsible for management and the delivery of a variety of key projects within the practice.  

My philosophy is that in order to deliver a comprehensive design, you must simultaneously consider all technicalities combining building standards, build-ability and life cycle. 

Key Projects:
Woodcroft Development
40 Torphichen Street
Bowling Harbour Regeneration

E: M.McGowan@michaellaird.co.uk

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Matthew Ansell

Director
BSc.Arch (Hons) Dip.Arch
Director
BSc.Arch (Hons) Dip.Arch

I am a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and have worked on exciting projects in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and New York.

I joined the practice in 2004 and have been successfully working on complex feasibility and planning projects, with a focus on urban regeneration and residential developments.

I became a Director in 2009 and have extensive experience in developing and delivering architectural concepts and solutions for a varied range of clients on a wide range of sites across Scotland.

Key Projects:
City of Glasgow College Campus
Holyrood North Student Housing, University of Edinburgh
£30m mixed use canal side student residential scheme for Mactaggart and Mickel

E: M.Ansell@michaellaird.co.uk

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Merve Gokahmetoglu

Part II Architectural Assistant   
BArch (Hons) MSc Architectural and Urban Design
Part II Architectural Assistant   
BArch (Hons) MSc Architectural and Urban Design

I graduated from University of Edinburgh in 2013 and joined the practice in 2014. I am responsible for the submission of planning, construction and presentation drawings. I am currently assisting with a variety of projects throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Key Projects:
Urban Villa Apart Hotel 
Fountainbridge Masterplan 
Winchburgh Retail Units and Masterplan

E: M.Gok@michaellaird.co.uk
LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/Merve_Gok

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Mhairi Ramsay

Practice Manager
BA Marketing & Business Law / Professional Certificate in Financial Accounting
Practice Manager
BA Marketing & Business Law / Professional Certificate in Financial Accounting

After graduating from Strathclyde University in 1998, I began my career in office/practice management.  With over 16 years of office management experience within the private sector, I joined MLA at the end of 2006.  As well as being responsible for the day to day management of the administration of the business I am also responsible for the practice’s finance and HR functions.  As Practice Manager, my overall aim is to ensure the business side of the practice runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

E: M.Ramsay@michaellaird.co.uk

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Nick Gunn

Associate Architect
Bsc B.Arch (Hons) MBA RIBA
Associate Architect
Bsc B.Arch (Hons) MBA RIBA

A graduate of Dundee University, I first joined MLA in 1993. Between 1998 – 2003 I undertook an MBA and worked for a Construction and IT Consultancy in Glasgow providing consultancy expertise to several major property development companies in London before returning to MLA in 2003. I am responsible for the design and delivery of a range of building projects within the practice.
I have additional responsibility managing and developing the company IT systems.

Key Projects:
Data Centre development for The Royal Bank of Scotland
Data Centres for HBOS
Data Centres Standard Life

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Nikhil Bhargava

Architectural Assistant / BIM Manager
B.Arch (Hons), MSc Construction Project Management, COA
Architectural Assistant / BIM Manager
B.Arch (Hons), MSc Construction Project Management, COA

I am responsible for the detail design and delivery of a diverse range of building and interior projects within the practice.

I joined MLA in 2006 and worked on a number of major office development and refurbishment projects. My role involves dealing with the design and delivery of both office and residential projects in central Scotland of varying scale and complexity.

I have the additional responsibility of managing and developing new strategies for the effective working of BIM Management.

Key Projects:
City of Glasgow College
Edinburgh BioQuarter
RBS Dundas-Fettes Row
Stirling Urban Regeneration
I.T. Training Showcase

E: N.Bhargava@michaellaird.co.uk

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Olena Hutchison

Marketing Executive
MSc Marketing; BA Business Administration
Marketing Executive
MSc Marketing; BA Business Administration

I graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a Master degree in Marketing. I gained my marketing experience working in Qatar and UK. I co-ordinate the daily running of our marketing department, ensuring that online and offline marketing tactics implemented accordingly. I am aiming to establish long-term relationships with MLA’s customers through facilitating effective communication with them.

E: O.Hutchison@michaellaird.co.uk

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Ray Kweicinski

Senior Architectural Technologist
ONC Building, HNC Architectural Technology
Senior Architectural Technologist
ONC Building, HNC Architectural Technology

I first joined the practice in 1983 and over the years have worked within many structured in-house teams on multi-million pound projects, producing construction drawings for both new build commercial and industrial buildings.

I have also taken on the role of Project Architect for some smaller projects ranging from 500k to 3.5m. Liaising directly with clients to resolve brief, develop outline proposals and produce scheme design layouts.

Key Projects:
University of Edinburgh, Building Nine, Edinburgh Bioquarter
Agilent Technologies Ltd, Edinburgh Park
Kames Capital, Edinburgh Park

E: R.Kwiecinski@michaellaird.co.uk

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Robert Marr

Technical Associate
Technical Associate

I am responsible for the management and preparation of the practice’s specifications and for providing technical support to the practice’s designers. I am an Architectural Technologist and a graduate of Napier College. I joined the practice in 1975 and was appointed Technical Associate in 2006. I have considerable knowledge of traditional and modern construction technology.

Key Projects:
RBS Gogarburn HQ
Edinburgh Quay Phase One
Shin-Etsu Handotai

E: R.Marr@michaellaird.co.uk

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Sandy Anderson

Associate Architect
BSCArch(Hons) M Arch RIBA ARIAS
Associate Architect
BSCArch(Hons) M Arch RIBA ARIAS

A graduate of Aberdeen in 2004 I joined MLA in May 2007 and qualified as an architect in 2007. I was promoted to an Associate in 2012.

My professional experience covers a variety of project sizes and types including regeneration, educational, commercial and residential projects. Within these I have played a key role in successful project bids and been responsible for the production of planning applications, tender and works packages and assisted with numerous feasibility studies and masterplans.

Key Projects:
Lochrin Affordable Housing
Woodcroft Residential
Fountain Quay Masterplan

E: S.Anderson@michaellaird.co.uk

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Scott Dickson

Architectural Technologist
Bsc (Hons) Architectural Technology
Architectural Technologist
Bsc (Hons) Architectural Technology

I joined the practice in June 2014 after graduating with an honours degree in Architectural Technology from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment at Robert Gordon University. Since joining the practice I am assisting the Architects with producing technical drawings using REVIT software.

Key Projects:
Project Nobel, Aberdeen
Woodcroft Development, Edinburgh

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Stephen Brewer

Associate Director
B.Arch RIBA ARIAS
Associate Director
B.Arch RIBA ARIAS

A graduate of Heriot-Watt University, I joined the practice in 1982 and became Associate Director in 2006. I have been involved in the design and construction of a number of headquarters office buildings with particular experience as project leader in the handling of complex information programmes including three major projects for Standard Life and a significant number of speculative office projects.

Key Projects:
W.L. Gore & Associates
Citypark 1
Fit outs for AEGON & Kames Capital

E: S.Brewer@michaellaird.co.uk

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Stephen Gornall

Associate Architect
BArch(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA ARIAS
Associate Architect
BArch(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA ARIAS

I joined the practice after graduating from Heriot Watt University in 2004, later becoming a qualified Architect in 2007.

My experience over the last nine years has involved the design and construction of both office and residential projects in central Scotland of varying scale and complexity. As Project Architect, I am responsible in producing key information to deliver projects as well as general day to day job running tasks.

Key Projects:
WL Gore Offices
Redevelopment of Lochrin Square, Edinburgh
Telford Road, Edinburgh

E: S.Gornall@michaellaird.co.uk
LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/Stephen_Gornall

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Steven Cochrane

Architect
BSc BArch (Hons) RIAS RIBA
Architect
BSc BArch (Hons) RIAS RIBA

I am responsible for the detail design and delivery of projects within the practice including consultant coordination and client liaison. Since joining the practice in October 2013 I have worked on a range of projects including a large mixed use site in Stirling city centre, a substantial office new build in Aberdeen and a retail development in West Lothian. I am currently working on the conversion and new build residential development for Miller Homes in north Edinburgh, which is on site.

Key Projects:
Telford College North Campus, Edinburgh
New Office building in Aberdeen for Argon Developments
Winchburgh for Sigma Property Ltd

E: s.cochrane@michaellaird.co.uk

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Stuart Watters

Director
Director

I rejoined MLA in 1996 after working for a renowned architectural practice in Sydney, Australia. I became a Director in 2009 and am currently based in our Glasgow office. I have had a significant role in a number of major commercial and residential projects and also focus on the data centre development of the practice. 
I have a key role within the practice to ensure that the design and detailing of construction information is to the highest standard.

Key Projects:
City of Glasgow College Campus, Glasgow
Data centres for AEGON in Edinburgh
South Gyle Business Park

E: S.Watters@michaellaird.co.uk

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Tim Griffin

Director
BArch(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA ARIAS
Director
BArch(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA ARIAS

A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, I joined MLA in 1999 and was appointed as a Director in 2009. I am responsible for the detail design and delivery of projects within the practice. I have been involved in wide range of prestigious projects and have significant experience in leading and managing large design teams.

Key Projects
RBS Gogarburn Headquarters, Edinburgh
McInroy & Wood Headquarters, Haddington
Westport 102, Edinburgh

E: T.Griffin@michaellaird.co.uk

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