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Adam is a Director with Michael Laird Architects and is responsible for the detail design and delivery of projects. A graduate of Heriot Watt University, completing his final year of education at KTH University in Stockholm, he joined MLA in 2003. He has developed his career within MLA, being promoted to Associate Director in 2014 and Director in 2020.
Adam has a wide range of experience through all stages of design and delivery. In recent years he has focused on the detail design, construction, and delivery of major projects, working on commercial developments, laboratory buildings and large-scale educational facilities.

a.frickleton@michaellaird.co.uk

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Alexa joined the practice in 2016, bringing good sensibility for design and international experience in the delivery of projects. Her areas of expertise are commercial, residential and hospitality projects, with particular emphasis on concept design and detailing. Working closely with the design team on both architectural and interior projects, she pursues a holistic design approach. She has a passion for space planning, focusing on users’ perception of space, using the light, proportion, materials, and structure to create unique, memorable experiences.

a.girova@michaellaird.co.uk

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Following graduation from University of Seville in 2009, Carmen worked in a design-led practice that specialises in architectural conservation for housing & public buildings.
She then relocated to Edinburgh and joined MLA in 2016. Since then, she has been a valuable team member in several projects including the Boroughmuir House School Housing Scheme.
She has also been responsible for delivering concept and technical project information on various office fit out projects.

c.galiano@michaellaird.co.uk

Conor joined MLA in March 2020 having spent 8 years working in practice in South East England as a graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture. His wealth of experience and knowledge working at all stages of the RIBA Plan of Work equip him for his role at MLA of day to day job running. Conor has worked within multiple sectors including Education, Residential, Scientific and Commercial and is currently delivering the latest development at Ineos, Grangemouth.

c.lutton@michaellaird.co.uk

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

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

e.larnie@michaellaird.co.uk

Ewan joined MLA in 2021 to develop a CDM service where he will be fulfilling the role of principal designer on various projects. Prior to joining MLA Ewan worked for property and construction consultancy companies providing construction health and safety and CDM related advice. He graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2001 with a degree in building surveying however he has focused on CDM services for the past 10 years.

e.wyllie@michaellaird.co.uk

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Fernando has a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Granada, Spain. His multi-national career experiences led him to Scotland in 2016. His experience working in several Edinburgh design offices has provided him with local planning knowledge as well as its application to vernacular architecture and bespoke design.

Fernando joined MLA in May 2021 to assist in the detail design and construction stages of different scale projects within the building regulations. He is an open-minded individual, with a flair for creative brainstorming, passion for design, architecture, and graphic visuals.

f.gamarro@michaellaird.co.uk

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Fiona joined MLA in March 2019 as Office Manager for Glasgow. Fiona is responsible for all administration functions – including CPD co-ordination, as well as project support for the directors, architects and designers in the office. She has over 25 years’ experience in office management having worked for haa design and other architectural practices in Glasgow and London. Fiona enjoys being part of the busy team here in Glasgow.

f.linton@michaellaird.co.uk

Gillian has over 30 years experience working in interiors, specifically workplace, across most business sectors. She 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 Gillian was introduced to Workplace and Building consultancy in which she developed a keen interest and specialism.

She believes that buildings and interiors should be designed around people, and as designers we should engage with a variety of people throughout the design process. This way we will achieve beautiful and meaningful buildings which delight, inspire and endure.

g.stewart@michaellaird.co.uk

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Greg joined the MLA team in 2020 with six years experience in the industry. He graduated from Edinburgh Napier University and previously worked in Glasgow for Cooper Cromar and Keppie Design on a variety of sectors including retail, commercial and healthcare, where he provided design and technical support on a range of projects. Since joining MLA, Greg has been involved in various commercial projects.

g.coyle@michaellaird.co.uk

With seven years of experience in education and residential projects, Hilario is currently assisting in the design and delivery of a variety of industrial projects throughout Scotland.

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

h.pereira@michaellaird.co.uk

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Jayne joined the team in January 2019, with a years experience in industry. After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2017, she joined AECOM's Strategy Plus team as an Interior Designer where she was involved in producing technical drawings, concept visuals & presentation documents.
Since joining MLA's interiors team, Jayne supports the designers with technical drawings, presentation and various other roles.

j.clyne@michaellaird.co.uk

Kenny is responsible for the design and delivery of a diverse range of building and interior projects within the practice. He 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, has been associated with the practice ever since.

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

k.fraser@michaellaird.co.uk

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Lauren graduated from Dundee University in 2017 and joined MLA in late 2020. Prior to that, she worked in the Hospitality Design sector, gaining valuable experience in projects of various scales, including bars and restaurants. Lauren’s involvement and responsibilities included engaging with clients, feasibility and concept design packages, technical drawings, site visits and sourcing furniture and products that responded to brief and budget.

Lauren has brought this vital relevant experience to many of MLA's Distillery projects. She is also involved in projects for the financial sector, supporting the project teams from early tender stages all the way through to construction.

l.dargo@michaellaird.co.uk

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Mariana obtained a DipArch qualification in 2012 from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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

m.novosivschei@michaellaird.co.uk

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Merve graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 with a Master of Science in Architectural and Urban Design. Prior to this, she obtained my Bachelor of Architecture Degree with Honours from Yeditepe University in Istanbul. Her differing education and experiences have provided her with a wide range of knowledge and skills in both architectural and urban design practices.

In April 2014, she joined MLA and has worked on project stages from strategic brief to construction. She has gained especially significant experience in masterplanning along with office and hotel developments. Since joining MLA Merve has been responsible for the design and delivery of 2 Semple Street, a speculative office development in Edinburgh, and is currently leading a £25 million hotel project in Newcastle from early design through to construction stages.

m.fard@michaellaird.co.uk

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Michael joined the team at Michael Laird Architects in early 2018. He is a graduate of the University of Dundee with a Masters in Architecture and has previously worked in practices both in Scotland and Australia. He has wide ranging project experience in the residential and public sectors and also commercial works. Michael also ran his own practice for several years working on various low energy housing and extension projects.

Prior to starting with MLA, Michael furthered his knowledge in ecological and sustainable design whilst working at a small local practice. During this time was involved in projects utilising ecological materials, considering their impacts on the buildings and its occupants along with reducing energy demand on both refurbished and new build dwellings. Work included the development and completion of in a new build residential Passivhaus in Scotland. Michael brings this wide range of experience to the team, currently working on residential projects such as Musselburgh development.

m.mcgurk@michaellaird.co.uk

A graduate of Dundee University, Nick first joined MLA in 1993. Between 1998 – 2003 he 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.

Nick is responsible for the design and delivery of a range of building projects within the practice and is additionally responsible for managing and developing the company IT systems.

n.gunn@michaellaird.co.uk

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Nicola graduated from Durham University in 1991 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC). After working for GE Capital, she set up her own financial consultancy company with one of her main clients being The Edinburgh Clinic and moderating for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.

Nicola joined MLA in November 2016 as Finance Manager, and became Finance Director in April 2021. As well as ensuring good financial control, she aims to develop the use of Project Accounting in our practice.

n.ross@michaellaird.co.uk

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Rachel joined the team in August 2017, with a year’s worth of part time experience in the industry. She graduated from Dundee University earlier that year with a first class honours. She has a passion for creating meaningful environments and connecting people to place.

Since joining MLA she has been involved in supporting the interiors team with a major fit-out project, working on client presentations, graphic design and final material finishes.

r.wright@michaellaird.co.uk

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

He has 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.

r.kwiecinski@michaellaird.co.uk

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A graduate of Aberdeen in 2004, Sandy joined MLA in May 2007 and qualified as an architect in later in the year. He was promoted to Associate in 2012 and Project Director in 2020.

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

s.anderson@michaellaird.co.uk

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

His 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, he is responsible for producing key information to deliver projects as well as general day to day job running tasks.

s.gornall@michaellaird.co.uk

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Stuart joined MLA in 1996 after working for a renowned architectural practice in Sydney, Australia. He became a Director in 2009 and is currently based in our Glasgow office.

He has had a significant role in a number of major commercial and residential projects and also focus on the data centre development of the practice. 
He has a key role within the practice to ensure that the design and detailing of construction information is to the highest standard.

s.watters@michaellaird.co.uk

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Tim Griffin is CEO of Michael Laird Architects and is responsible for the running & management of the business. A graduate of Heriot Watt University in 1998, Tim joined the practice in 1999 following a year out in New Zealand. He has been involved in a range of projects since joining the firm providing Tim with varied skill base. An Associate since 2006, Tim became a Director in 2009 and CEO in 2020.
Tim has significant experience managing large project teams and helping to develop the project brief through client engagement. His experience covers a wide sector of projects from complex refurbishments to new build commercial developments. This variety has helped Tim to develop knowledge of best practice in both design & construction.

t.griffin@michaellaird.co.uk

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Alejandro joined Michael Laird Architects in the autumn of 2018. After obtaining his Masters in Architecture with honours at the University of Granada, Spain, and following a short stay in Paris, he moved to Scotland to work in a practice specialising in parametric design for major sports buildings.

Alejandro assists in the architectural design and construction detailing of many projects, focusing on industrial distillery projects. He brings a unique design perspective to MLA, acquired through his international experience and varied professional career.

a.mateos@michaellaird.co.uk

Andrea graduated from Dundee School of Architecture with a Master of Architecture in 2014 and joined MLA in early 2017. Prior to that, she worked as a designer on a 3 month design and construction school project in rural Zambia, following working on various high-profile residential and mixed-use projects in Glasgow. In between her University degrees, she worked at international practices in both Japan and Australia.

Since joining MLA Andrea has worked on several projects throughout Edinburgh and Scotland, assisting with everything from the preliminary design stages of projects to the production of detailed design information.

a.santoni@michaellaird.co.uk

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Anthony joined the MLA Edinburgh team in 2012 after graduating from the Mackintosh School of Architecture with a Masters from the Urban Design Lab. After a period working with PagePark Architects in Glasgow he took up his new role at MLA Glasgow in 2019.
Anthony has a breadth of experience in the design of Office, Community Facilities, Conservation, Education, Sport, Urban Masterplanning and Residential across the UK and overseas. He has been involved in the delivery of award winning buildings developing strong organisational and team management skills by working closely with clients, stakeholders and contractors through concept, detail design and construction stages.

a.newman@michaellaird.co.uk

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Bonnie joined the MLA team in 2015 with previous experience in the Commercial and Residential Sectors. She graduated from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment in 2014 and has since worked on a variety of Architecture and Interior projects. Since joining MLA Bonnie has been responsible for the building warrant process, preparation and release of Tender and Construction packages and overseeing jobs on site.

b.cook@michaellaird.co.uk

Caroline joined the MLA team in January 2022 following 4 years’ experience at Keppie Design working on brief development, concept design, design development and technical design for small to large scale national and international projects.

Prior to graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2017, she built up considerable experience sharing her enthusiasm for fine art and design as an art teacher. At MLA she aims to use her experience of aesthetics, evolving interior design knowledge and skills, and creativity to help create inspiring, enjoyable, and nurturing environments.

c.mackay@michaellaird.co.uk

Chris 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 his roles have included assisting with detail design and producing construction information as well as expanding his knowledge of Revit.

c.moore@michaellaird.co.uk

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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.

d.herkes@michaellaird.co.uk

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Evelyn graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a degree in Interior Design in 2008 and joined MLA in 2021. Prior to joining she was managing large scale staff moves on behalf of blue chip commercial clients. She recently managed and delivered the successful relocation of 1700 staff from 6 sites into one. This followed on from working in workplace design with a leading furniture supplier and prior to that she also had experience working on domestic architecture and interior design projects in and around Glasgow.

Since joining MLA she has been working with the design teams on several workplace projects to provide clear change support to enable our clients, their staff, and their buildings to adapt to the new ways of working that we are all now embracing.

e.gallagher@michaellaird.co.uk

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After finishing her degree in Malaysia, Fei worked for practices in Kuala Lumpur on residential, retail and masterplanning projects before moving to Glasgow to further her studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2008.

Fei joined MLA in August 2021 and prior to this, she worked for two large practices in Scotland gaining experience in a range of sectors – sports & leisure, housing, large-scale healthcare, defence and education. Immediately prior to joining MLA, Fei completed a large higher education project for the University of Glasgow, which has recently won multiple awards.

f.low@michaellaird.co.uk

Finlay joined the team in August 2021 after completing his part one studies in architecture at Strathclyde University. Finlay is currently supporting the teams across the Edinburgh and Glasgow offices on a wide range of projects, including the fit out for a substantial commercial development in Haymarket. Finlay enjoys the collaborative team environment and is gaining valuable experience in both the interior and architectural design.

He has a particular interest in sustainable in architecture, and his winning sketch to create a future vision for Glasgow was selected to be displayed on the RIAS website as part of COP26. Finlay looks to use his year in practice to further his knowledge in becoming an architect and remain a passionate member of the practices green group.

f.ulrichsen@michaellaird.co.uk

Garth joined MLA in 2014 and is responsible for the design and delivery of a diverse range of building and fit-out projects within the practice. He was nominated for the RIAS Emerging Architect Award in 2017 and made a Director in 2020.
A Graduate of The University of Edinburgh with two Masters degrees, Garth has strengths in architectural conservation, urban masterplanning, BIM and contemporary sustainable design with many of his recent projects winning awards.

g.fitzsimons@michaellaird.co.uk

Gordon joined the team as an Associate in 2017 with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art and has since worked in practice on multiple Architectural and Interior projects, both nationally and internationally. He is an Interior Designer, Job Runner and Workplace Consultant, bringing a wealth of knowledge, and design expertise from his broad experience across various sectors- particularly workplace and healthcare. Promoted to Director in 2020, Gordon is passionate about workplace strategy and has helped shape the vision and briefing for many of his clients.

g.yeaman@michaellaird.co.uk

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Hazel joined the team early in 2012 with 4 years of experience in the leisure and residential sectors. She graduated from Dundee University School of Architecture in 2008 and has since worked in practice on a variety of Architecture and Interior projects from feasibility to completion. She has 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. Hazel was made a Director in 2020.

h.pearson@michaellaird.co.uk

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Jamie joined MLA in 2021, shortly after graduating with Distinction from The University of Edinburgh. His two-year design thesis was an architectural proposal situated in Ahmedabad, this won him the ESALA award - 2021 Best Overall MArch Student. As a Part II Architectural Assistant, he is developing his interest in the delivery of projects within a range of commercial and residential developments.

j.forde@michaellaird.co.uk

Jeremy Scott is the Chairman and Head of Design with Michael Laird Architects and has overall responsibility for the design of all projects within the practice. Jeremy graduated from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, with a first class honours degree. He has been responsible for the design and delivery of many award-winning schemes throughput Scotland and the UK. Jeremy has 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, Jeremy has become the designer of choice for many of Scotland’s leading developers.

j.scott@michaellaird.co.uk

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Jonny is an Architect and Head of Visualisation at MLA, working with the Directors on a wide variety of projects in the early stages of design. He oversees the direction of MLA’s visualisation output and a key part of his role is to research and ensure the practice remains up to date with the emerging technologies in the field.

After graduating from Edinburgh University in 2004, he worked in New York before joining MLA in 2012 and has been involved in projects across Europe, North America and Asia. Jonny also teaches Visualisation as a module at Napier University’s Interior and Spatial Design program, forging an important connection between MLA and the talent of the future.

j.thomas@michaellaird.co.uk

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

Kevin is a graduate of Robert Gordon University. He worked on a wide range of successful projects in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Sydney before joining the practice in 2003.

k.wilson@michaellaird.co.uk

Kim-Marie joined MLA in March 2020 as an Interior Designer with over 10 years’ experience in the industry. Kim-Marie graduated from the University of Dundee with a Masters in Architecture. She also managed to squeeze in a marketing career. After several years working her way up to a Senior marketing position, Kim-Marie made the decision to leave for an Interior Design post and joined Keppie Design in 2015.

Since joining MLA Kim-Marie has been responsible for the day to day running and management of projects including production of design and technical information.

k.bryce@michaellaird.co.uk

Lewis joined the MLA team in November 2018, just after graduating in Interior & Environmental Design at Dundee University in May that year.

Since joining the practice, Lewis has been able to focus on his design passions. He has assisted on 3D visualisations and design intent work. He has also produced 3D models from Sketchup and worked on interior design solutions – as well as producing proposal documents and graphics for projects.

l.bell@michaellaird.co.uk

Mark joined the practice in 2009 after graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a postgraduate diploma in advanced architectural design. After completing his professional studies, he qualified as an Architect in 2012. During his time at MLA, he has 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, Mark has 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. His primary role was the detailed design and delivering of the external envelope of the City Campus.

m.lewis@michaellaird.co.uk

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Neil joined MLA in 2018, having qualified as an architect in 2015. After graduating from the University of Strathclyde in 2011, he worked on a variety of projects and has significant experience in the University and Further Education sectors, working at stages ranging from client briefing to delivery. He has also been fortunate to have worked on a number of award winning projects, including the City of Glasgow College’s Riverside and City campuses.

Since joining MLA Neil has been involved in the new office developments in the Scottish Borders, working at the concept stage through to the detailed design and delivery. We are seeking to design open and inviting spaces in which to work and collaborate whilst creating buildings which have strong architectural concepts and elegant detailed design.

n.brady-campbell@michaellaird.co.uk

Nick joined MLA in 2021 as a senior technologist. Nick provides technical support to all staff and carries out design reviews of all projects to identify any issues associated with legislative compliance and technical content. His role also involves translating detail design information into construction information in a way which is as clear and efficient as possible.

Prior to joining MLA, he had worked as the lead technical designer on a variety of projects across the UK, including in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cheshire.

n.magee@michaellaird.co.uk

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

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

Nikhil has the additional responsibility of managing and developing new strategies for the effective working of BIM Management.

n.bhargava@michaellaird.co.uk

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Paula studied Interior and Environmental Design at the University of Dundee and graduated with a Bachelor of Design degree in 2013. She joined the MLA team in June 2021 with 7 years of design industry experience. She has a broad range of design experience and has led retail, hospitality, and workplace interior fit out projects from client brief to site delivery. With a passion for design, Paula enjoys researching current trends, discovering new sustainable materials, and collaborating with MLA interior team to achieve the best design outcomes.

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Ragda joined in MLA’s Interiors team in January 2020. Prior to this, she studied Interior & Environmental Design at the University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, graduating in 2018.

She has worked on a number of workplace fit out projects over the past year, and has experience in space-planning, client presentation, material finishes and product selection.

r.elhag@michaellaird.co.uk

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Robert is responsible for the management and preparation of the practice’s specifications and for providing technical support to the practice’s designers. His is an Architectural Technologist and a graduate of Napier College. He joined the practice in 1975 and was appointed Technical Associate in 2006.

Robert has considerable knowledge of traditional and modern construction technology.

r.marr@michaellaird.co.uk

Sarah graduated from Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture with a Master of Architecture in 2014, joining MLA in 2018. Prior to joining MLA she worked at an international practice, gaining experience on a variety of large scale commercial projects.

Since joining MLA, key projects have involved the concept design for a hotel project in Newcastle City Centre and the technical design of a new office developments in the Scottish Borders.

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A graduate of Heriot-Watt University, Stephen joined the practice in 1982 and became Associate Director in 2006 and Project Director in 2020.

He has 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.

s.brewer@michaellaird.co.uk

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Tara graduated from The University of Edinburgh with a Master’s in Design for Change in 2020, which explored systematic issues and applied design methodologies to create solutions. Shortly after finishing her studies she joined MLA in the beginning of 2021. Prior to her studies at The University of Edinburgh she attended Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio for her BFA in Interior Architecture & Design where she explored areas in commercial design. During her studies Tara worked with several architectural studios in the commercial and retail sectors. At MLA, she works alongside the consultancy and interior design teams to aid both the client and the designers in the focus and output for each project. She works predominantly on workplace projects, most recently a concept for the future of workplaces in this ever changing climate.

t.kursinsky@michaellaird.co.uk

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Adam is a Director with Michael Laird Architects and is responsible for the detail design and delivery of projects. A graduate of Heriot Watt University, completing his final year of education at KTH University in Stockholm, he joined MLA in 2003. He has developed his career within MLA, being promoted to Associate Director in 2014 and Director in 2020.
Adam has a wide range of experience through all stages of design and delivery. In recent years he has focused on the detail design, construction, and delivery of major projects, working on commercial developments, laboratory buildings and large-scale educational facilities.

a.frickleton@michaellaird.co.uk

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Alexa joined the practice in 2016, bringing good sensibility for design and international experience in the delivery of projects. Her areas of expertise are commercial, residential and hospitality projects, with particular emphasis on concept design and detailing. Working closely with the design team on both architectural and interior projects, she pursues a holistic design approach. She has a passion for space planning, focusing on users’ perception of space, using the light, proportion, materials, and structure to create unique, memorable experiences.

a.girova@michaellaird.co.uk

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Conor joined MLA in March 2020 having spent 8 years working in practice in South East England as a graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture. His wealth of experience and knowledge working at all stages of the RIBA Plan of Work equip him for his role at MLA of day to day job running. Conor has worked within multiple sectors including Education, Residential, Scientific and Commercial and is currently delivering the latest development at Ineos, Grangemouth.

c.lutton@michaellaird.co.uk

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

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

e.larnie@michaellaird.co.uk

Fernando has a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Granada, Spain. His multi-national career experiences led him to Scotland in 2016. His experience working in several Edinburgh design offices has provided him with local planning knowledge as well as its application to vernacular architecture and bespoke design.

Fernando joined MLA in May 2021 to assist in the detail design and construction stages of different scale projects within the building regulations. He is an open-minded individual, with a flair for creative brainstorming, passion for design, architecture, and graphic visuals.

f.gamarro@michaellaird.co.uk

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Hazel joined the team early in 2012 with 4 years of experience in the leisure and residential sectors. She graduated from Dundee University School of Architecture in 2008 and has since worked in practice on a variety of Architecture and Interior projects from feasibility to completion. She has 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. Hazel was made a Director in 2020.

h.pearson@michaellaird.co.uk

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Jamie joined MLA in 2021, shortly after graduating with Distinction from The University of Edinburgh. His two-year design thesis was an architectural proposal situated in Ahmedabad, this won him the ESALA award - 2021 Best Overall MArch Student. As a Part II Architectural Assistant, he is developing his interest in the delivery of projects within a range of commercial and residential developments.

j.forde@michaellaird.co.uk

Jonny is an Architect and Head of Visualisation at MLA, working with the Directors on a wide variety of projects in the early stages of design. He oversees the direction of MLA’s visualisation output and a key part of his role is to research and ensure the practice remains up to date with the emerging technologies in the field.

After graduating from Edinburgh University in 2004, he worked in New York before joining MLA in 2012 and has been involved in projects across Europe, North America and Asia. Jonny also teaches Visualisation as a module at Napier University’s Interior and Spatial Design program, forging an important connection between MLA and the talent of the future.

j.thomas@michaellaird.co.uk

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

Kevin is a graduate of Robert Gordon University. He worked on a wide range of successful projects in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Sydney before joining the practice in 2003.

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Lauren graduated from Dundee University in 2017 and joined MLA in late 2020. Prior to that, she worked in the Hospitality Design sector, gaining valuable experience in projects of various scales, including bars and restaurants. Lauren’s involvement and responsibilities included engaging with clients, feasibility and concept design packages, technical drawings, site visits and sourcing furniture and products that responded to brief and budget.

Lauren has brought this vital relevant experience to many of MLA's Distillery projects. She is also involved in projects for the financial sector, supporting the project teams from early tender stages all the way through to construction.

l.dargo@michaellaird.co.uk

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Mariana obtained a DipArch qualification in 2012 from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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

m.novosivschei@michaellaird.co.uk

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Neil joined MLA in 2018, having qualified as an architect in 2015. After graduating from the University of Strathclyde in 2011, he worked on a variety of projects and has significant experience in the University and Further Education sectors, working at stages ranging from client briefing to delivery. He has also been fortunate to have worked on a number of award winning projects, including the City of Glasgow College’s Riverside and City campuses.

Since joining MLA Neil has been involved in the new office developments in the Scottish Borders, working at the concept stage through to the detailed design and delivery. We are seeking to design open and inviting spaces in which to work and collaborate whilst creating buildings which have strong architectural concepts and elegant detailed design.

n.brady-campbell@michaellaird.co.uk

Nick joined MLA in 2021 as a senior technologist. Nick provides technical support to all staff and carries out design reviews of all projects to identify any issues associated with legislative compliance and technical content. His role also involves translating detail design information into construction information in a way which is as clear and efficient as possible.

Prior to joining MLA, he had worked as the lead technical designer on a variety of projects across the UK, including in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cheshire.

n.magee@michaellaird.co.uk

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

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

Nikhil has the additional responsibility of managing and developing new strategies for the effective working of BIM Management.

n.bhargava@michaellaird.co.uk

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Paula studied Interior and Environmental Design at the University of Dundee and graduated with a Bachelor of Design degree in 2013. She joined the MLA team in June 2021 with 7 years of design industry experience. She has a broad range of design experience and has led retail, hospitality, and workplace interior fit out projects from client brief to site delivery. With a passion for design, Paula enjoys researching current trends, discovering new sustainable materials, and collaborating with MLA interior team to achieve the best design outcomes.

p.conway@michaellaird.co.uk

Ragda joined in MLA’s Interiors team in January 2020. Prior to this, she studied Interior & Environmental Design at the University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, graduating in 2018.

She has worked on a number of workplace fit out projects over the past year, and has experience in space-planning, client presentation, material finishes and product selection.

r.elhag@michaellaird.co.uk

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Robert is responsible for the management and preparation of the practice’s specifications and for providing technical support to the practice’s designers. His is an Architectural Technologist and a graduate of Napier College. He joined the practice in 1975 and was appointed Technical Associate in 2006.

Robert has considerable knowledge of traditional and modern construction technology.

r.marr@michaellaird.co.uk

Sarah graduated from Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture with a Master of Architecture in 2014, joining MLA in 2018. Prior to joining MLA she worked at an international practice, gaining experience on a variety of large scale commercial projects.

Since joining MLA, key projects have involved the concept design for a hotel project in Newcastle City Centre and the technical design of a new office developments in the Scottish Borders.

s.lawson@michaellaird.co.uk

A graduate of Heriot-Watt University, Stephen joined the practice in 1982 and became Associate Director in 2006 and Project Director in 2020.

He has 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.

s.brewer@michaellaird.co.uk

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Alejandro joined Michael Laird Architects in the autumn of 2018. After obtaining his Masters in Architecture with honours at the University of Granada, Spain, and following a short stay in Paris, he moved to Scotland to work in a practice specialising in parametric design for major sports buildings.

Alejandro assists in the architectural design and construction detailing of many projects, focusing on industrial distillery projects. He brings a unique design perspective to MLA, acquired through his international experience and varied professional career.

a.mateos@michaellaird.co.uk

Andrea graduated from Dundee School of Architecture with a Master of Architecture in 2014 and joined MLA in early 2017. Prior to that, she worked as a designer on a 3 month design and construction school project in rural Zambia, following working on various high-profile residential and mixed-use projects in Glasgow. In between her University degrees, she worked at international practices in both Japan and Australia.

Since joining MLA Andrea has worked on several projects throughout Edinburgh and Scotland, assisting with everything from the preliminary design stages of projects to the production of detailed design information.

a.santoni@michaellaird.co.uk

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Following graduation from University of Seville in 2009, Carmen worked in a design-led practice that specialises in architectural conservation for housing & public buildings.
She then relocated to Edinburgh and joined MLA in 2016. Since then, she has been a valuable team member in several projects including the Boroughmuir House School Housing Scheme.
She has also been responsible for delivering concept and technical project information on various office fit out projects.

c.galiano@michaellaird.co.uk

Chris 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 his roles have included assisting with detail design and producing construction information as well as expanding his knowledge of Revit.

c.moore@michaellaird.co.uk

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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.

d.herkes@michaellaird.co.uk

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Ewan joined MLA in 2021 to develop a CDM service where he will be fulfilling the role of principal designer on various projects. Prior to joining MLA Ewan worked for property and construction consultancy companies providing construction health and safety and CDM related advice. He graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2001 with a degree in building surveying however he has focused on CDM services for the past 10 years.

e.wyllie@michaellaird.co.uk

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Garth joined MLA in 2014 and is responsible for the design and delivery of a diverse range of building and fit-out projects within the practice. He was nominated for the RIAS Emerging Architect Award in 2017 and made a Director in 2020.
A Graduate of The University of Edinburgh with two Masters degrees, Garth has strengths in architectural conservation, urban masterplanning, BIM and contemporary sustainable design with many of his recent projects winning awards.

g.fitzsimons@michaellaird.co.uk

With seven years of experience in education and residential projects, Hilario is currently assisting in the design and delivery of a variety of industrial projects throughout Scotland.

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

h.pereira@michaellaird.co.uk

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Jeremy Scott is the Chairman and Head of Design with Michael Laird Architects and has overall responsibility for the design of all projects within the practice. Jeremy graduated from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, with a first class honours degree. He has been responsible for the design and delivery of many award-winning schemes throughput Scotland and the UK. Jeremy has 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, Jeremy has become the designer of choice for many of Scotland’s leading developers.

j.scott@michaellaird.co.uk

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Kenny is responsible for the design and delivery of a diverse range of building and interior projects within the practice. He 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, has been associated with the practice ever since.

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

k.fraser@michaellaird.co.uk

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Lewis joined the MLA team in November 2018, just after graduating in Interior & Environmental Design at Dundee University in May that year.

Since joining the practice, Lewis has been able to focus on his design passions. He has assisted on 3D visualisations and design intent work. He has also produced 3D models from Sketchup and worked on interior design solutions – as well as producing proposal documents and graphics for projects.

l.bell@michaellaird.co.uk

Merve graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 with a Master of Science in Architectural and Urban Design. Prior to this, she obtained my Bachelor of Architecture Degree with Honours from Yeditepe University in Istanbul. Her differing education and experiences have provided her with a wide range of knowledge and skills in both architectural and urban design practices.

In April 2014, she joined MLA and has worked on project stages from strategic brief to construction. She has gained especially significant experience in masterplanning along with office and hotel developments. Since joining MLA Merve has been responsible for the design and delivery of 2 Semple Street, a speculative office development in Edinburgh, and is currently leading a £25 million hotel project in Newcastle from early design through to construction stages.

m.fard@michaellaird.co.uk

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Michael joined the team at Michael Laird Architects in early 2018. He is a graduate of the University of Dundee with a Masters in Architecture and has previously worked in practices both in Scotland and Australia. He has wide ranging project experience in the residential and public sectors and also commercial works. Michael also ran his own practice for several years working on various low energy housing and extension projects.

Prior to starting with MLA, Michael furthered his knowledge in ecological and sustainable design whilst working at a small local practice. During this time was involved in projects utilising ecological materials, considering their impacts on the buildings and its occupants along with reducing energy demand on both refurbished and new build dwellings. Work included the development and completion of in a new build residential Passivhaus in Scotland. Michael brings this wide range of experience to the team, currently working on residential projects such as Musselburgh development.

m.mcgurk@michaellaird.co.uk

A graduate of Dundee University, Nick first joined MLA in 1993. Between 1998 – 2003 he 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.

Nick is responsible for the design and delivery of a range of building projects within the practice and is additionally responsible for managing and developing the company IT systems.

n.gunn@michaellaird.co.uk

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Nicola graduated from Durham University in 1991 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC). After working for GE Capital, she set up her own financial consultancy company with one of her main clients being The Edinburgh Clinic and moderating for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.

Nicola joined MLA in November 2016 as Finance Manager, and became Finance Director in April 2021. As well as ensuring good financial control, she aims to develop the use of Project Accounting in our practice.

n.ross@michaellaird.co.uk

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Rachel joined the team in August 2017, with a year’s worth of part time experience in the industry. She graduated from Dundee University earlier that year with a first class honours. She has a passion for creating meaningful environments and connecting people to place.

Since joining MLA she has been involved in supporting the interiors team with a major fit-out project, working on client presentations, graphic design and final material finishes.

r.wright@michaellaird.co.uk

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

He has 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.

r.kwiecinski@michaellaird.co.uk

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A graduate of Aberdeen in 2004, Sandy joined MLA in May 2007 and qualified as an architect in later in the year. He was promoted to Associate in 2012 and Project Director in 2020.

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

s.anderson@michaellaird.co.uk

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

His 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, he is responsible for producing key information to deliver projects as well as general day to day job running tasks.

s.gornall@michaellaird.co.uk

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Tim Griffin is CEO of Michael Laird Architects and is responsible for the running & management of the business. A graduate of Heriot Watt University in 1998, Tim joined the practice in 1999 following a year out in New Zealand. He has been involved in a range of projects since joining the firm providing Tim with varied skill base. An Associate since 2006, Tim became a Director in 2009 and CEO in 2020.
Tim has significant experience managing large project teams and helping to develop the project brief through client engagement. His experience covers a wide sector of projects from complex refurbishments to new build commercial developments. This variety has helped Tim to develop knowledge of best practice in both design & construction.

t.griffin@michaellaird.co.uk

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Anthony joined the MLA Edinburgh team in 2012 after graduating from the Mackintosh School of Architecture with a Masters from the Urban Design Lab. After a period working with PagePark Architects in Glasgow he took up his new role at MLA Glasgow in 2019.
Anthony has a breadth of experience in the design of Office, Community Facilities, Conservation, Education, Sport, Urban Masterplanning and Residential across the UK and overseas. He has been involved in the delivery of award winning buildings developing strong organisational and team management skills by working closely with clients, stakeholders and contractors through concept, detail design and construction stages.

a.newman@michaellaird.co.uk

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Bonnie joined the MLA team in 2015 with previous experience in the Commercial and Residential Sectors. She graduated from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment in 2014 and has since worked on a variety of Architecture and Interior projects. Since joining MLA Bonnie has been responsible for the building warrant process, preparation and release of Tender and Construction packages and overseeing jobs on site.

b.cook@michaellaird.co.uk

Evelyn graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a degree in Interior Design in 2008 and joined MLA in 2021. Prior to joining she was managing large scale staff moves on behalf of blue chip commercial clients. She recently managed and delivered the successful relocation of 1700 staff from 6 sites into one. This followed on from working in workplace design with a leading furniture supplier and prior to that she also had experience working on domestic architecture and interior design projects in and around Glasgow.

Since joining MLA she has been working with the design teams on several workplace projects to provide clear change support to enable our clients, their staff, and their buildings to adapt to the new ways of working that we are all now embracing.

e.gallagher@michaellaird.co.uk

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Finlay joined the team in August 2021 after completing his part one studies in architecture at Strathclyde University. Finlay is currently supporting the teams across the Edinburgh and Glasgow offices on a wide range of projects, including the fit out for a substantial commercial development in Haymarket. Finlay enjoys the collaborative team environment and is gaining valuable experience in both the interior and architectural design.

He has a particular interest in sustainable in architecture, and his winning sketch to create a future vision for Glasgow was selected to be displayed on the RIAS website as part of COP26. Finlay looks to use his year in practice to further his knowledge in becoming an architect and remain a passionate member of the practices green group.

f.ulrichsen@michaellaird.co.uk

Gillian has over 30 years experience working in interiors, specifically workplace, across most business sectors. She 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 Gillian was introduced to Workplace and Building consultancy in which she developed a keen interest and specialism.

She believes that buildings and interiors should be designed around people, and as designers we should engage with a variety of people throughout the design process. This way we will achieve beautiful and meaningful buildings which delight, inspire and endure.

g.stewart@michaellaird.co.uk

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Greg joined the MLA team in 2020 with six years experience in the industry. He graduated from Edinburgh Napier University and previously worked in Glasgow for Cooper Cromar and Keppie Design on a variety of sectors including retail, commercial and healthcare, where he provided design and technical support on a range of projects. Since joining MLA, Greg has been involved in various commercial projects.

g.coyle@michaellaird.co.uk

Mark joined the practice in 2009 after graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a postgraduate diploma in advanced architectural design. After completing his professional studies, he qualified as an Architect in 2012. During his time at MLA, he has 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, Mark has 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. His primary role was the detailed design and delivering of the external envelope of the City Campus.

m.lewis@michaellaird.co.uk

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Tara graduated from The University of Edinburgh with a Master’s in Design for Change in 2020, which explored systematic issues and applied design methodologies to create solutions. Shortly after finishing her studies she joined MLA in the beginning of 2021. Prior to her studies at The University of Edinburgh she attended Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio for her BFA in Interior Architecture & Design where she explored areas in commercial design. During her studies Tara worked with several architectural studios in the commercial and retail sectors. At MLA, she works alongside the consultancy and interior design teams to aid both the client and the designers in the focus and output for each project. She works predominantly on workplace projects, most recently a concept for the future of workplaces in this ever changing climate.

t.kursinsky@michaellaird.co.uk

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Caroline joined the MLA team in January 2022 following 4 years’ experience at Keppie Design working on brief development, concept design, design development and technical design for small to large scale national and international projects.

Prior to graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2017, she built up considerable experience sharing her enthusiasm for fine art and design as an art teacher. At MLA she aims to use her experience of aesthetics, evolving interior design knowledge and skills, and creativity to help create inspiring, enjoyable, and nurturing environments.

c.mackay@michaellaird.co.uk

After finishing her degree in Malaysia, Fei worked for practices in Kuala Lumpur on residential, retail and masterplanning projects before moving to Glasgow to further her studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2008.

Fei joined MLA in August 2021 and prior to this, she worked for two large practices in Scotland gaining experience in a range of sectors – sports & leisure, housing, large-scale healthcare, defence and education. Immediately prior to joining MLA, Fei completed a large higher education project for the University of Glasgow, which has recently won multiple awards.

f.low@michaellaird.co.uk

Fiona joined MLA in March 2019 as Office Manager for Glasgow. Fiona is responsible for all administration functions – including CPD co-ordination, as well as project support for the directors, architects and designers in the office. She has over 25 years’ experience in office management having worked for haa design and other architectural practices in Glasgow and London. Fiona enjoys being part of the busy team here in Glasgow.

f.linton@michaellaird.co.uk

Gordon joined the team as an Associate in 2017 with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art and has since worked in practice on multiple Architectural and Interior projects, both nationally and internationally. He is an Interior Designer, Job Runner and Workplace Consultant, bringing a wealth of knowledge, and design expertise from his broad experience across various sectors- particularly workplace and healthcare. Promoted to Director in 2020, Gordon is passionate about workplace strategy and has helped shape the vision and briefing for many of his clients.

g.yeaman@michaellaird.co.uk

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Jayne joined the team in January 2019, with a years experience in industry. After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2017, she joined AECOM's Strategy Plus team as an Interior Designer where she was involved in producing technical drawings, concept visuals & presentation documents.
Since joining MLA's interiors team, Jayne supports the designers with technical drawings, presentation and various other roles.

j.clyne@michaellaird.co.uk

Kim-Marie joined MLA in March 2020 as an Interior Designer with over 10 years’ experience in the industry. Kim-Marie graduated from the University of Dundee with a Masters in Architecture. She also managed to squeeze in a marketing career. After several years working her way up to a Senior marketing position, Kim-Marie made the decision to leave for an Interior Design post and joined Keppie Design in 2015.

Since joining MLA Kim-Marie has been responsible for the day to day running and management of projects including production of design and technical information.

k.bryce@michaellaird.co.uk

Stuart joined MLA in 1996 after working for a renowned architectural practice in Sydney, Australia. He became a Director in 2009 and is currently based in our Glasgow office.

He has had a significant role in a number of major commercial and residential projects and also focus on the data centre development of the practice. 
He has a key role within the practice to ensure that the design and detailing of construction information is to the highest standard.

s.watters@michaellaird.co.uk

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Anthony joined the MLA Edinburgh team in 2012 after graduating from the Mackintosh School of Architecture with a Masters from the Urban Design Lab. After a period working with PagePark Architects in Glasgow he took up his new role at MLA Glasgow in 2019.
Anthony has a breadth of experience in the design of Office, Community Facilities, Conservation, Education, Sport, Urban Masterplanning and Residential across the UK and overseas. He has been involved in the delivery of award winning buildings developing strong organisational and team management skills by working closely with clients, stakeholders and contractors through concept, detail design and construction stages.

a.newman@michaellaird.co.uk

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Kim-Marie joined MLA in March 2020 as an Interior Designer with over 10 years’ experience in the industry. Kim-Marie graduated from the University of Dundee with a Masters in Architecture. She also managed to squeeze in a marketing career. After several years working her way up to a Senior marketing position, Kim-Marie made the decision to leave for an Interior Design post and joined Keppie Design in 2015.

Since joining MLA Kim-Marie has been responsible for the day to day running and management of projects including production of design and technical information.

k.bryce@michaellaird.co.uk

Michael joined the team at Michael Laird Architects in early 2018. He is a graduate of the University of Dundee with a Masters in Architecture and has previously worked in practices both in Scotland and Australia. He has wide ranging project experience in the residential and public sectors and also commercial works. Michael also ran his own practice for several years working on various low energy housing and extension projects.

Prior to starting with MLA, Michael furthered his knowledge in ecological and sustainable design whilst working at a small local practice. During this time was involved in projects utilising ecological materials, considering their impacts on the buildings and its occupants along with reducing energy demand on both refurbished and new build dwellings. Work included the development and completion of in a new build residential Passivhaus in Scotland. Michael brings this wide range of experience to the team, currently working on residential projects such as Musselburgh development.

m.mcgurk@michaellaird.co.uk

Robert is responsible for the management and preparation of the practice’s specifications and for providing technical support to the practice’s designers. His is an Architectural Technologist and a graduate of Napier College. He joined the practice in 1975 and was appointed Technical Associate in 2006.

Robert has considerable knowledge of traditional and modern construction technology.

r.marr@michaellaird.co.uk

Bonnie joined the MLA team in 2015 with previous experience in the Commercial and Residential Sectors. She graduated from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment in 2014 and has since worked on a variety of Architecture and Interior projects. Since joining MLA Bonnie has been responsible for the building warrant process, preparation and release of Tender and Construction packages and overseeing jobs on site.

b.cook@michaellaird.co.uk

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

Kevin is a graduate of Robert Gordon University. He worked on a wide range of successful projects in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Sydney before joining the practice in 2003.

k.wilson@michaellaird.co.uk

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

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

Nikhil has the additional responsibility of managing and developing new strategies for the effective working of BIM Management.

n.bhargava@michaellaird.co.uk

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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.

d.herkes@michaellaird.co.uk

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A graduate of Dundee University, Nick first joined MLA in 1993. Between 1998 – 2003 he 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.

Nick is responsible for the design and delivery of a range of building projects within the practice and is additionally responsible for managing and developing the company IT systems.

n.gunn@michaellaird.co.uk

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A graduate of Heriot-Watt University, Stephen joined the practice in 1982 and became Associate Director in 2006 and Project Director in 2020.

He has 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.

s.brewer@michaellaird.co.uk

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Mark joined the practice in 2009 after graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a postgraduate diploma in advanced architectural design. After completing his professional studies, he qualified as an Architect in 2012. During his time at MLA, he has 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, Mark has 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. His primary role was the detailed design and delivering of the external envelope of the City Campus.

m.lewis@michaellaird.co.uk

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A graduate of Aberdeen in 2004, Sandy joined MLA in May 2007 and qualified as an architect in later in the year. He was promoted to Associate in 2012 and Project Director in 2020.

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

s.anderson@michaellaird.co.uk

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

His 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, he is responsible for producing key information to deliver projects as well as general day to day job running tasks.

s.gornall@michaellaird.co.uk

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Adam is a Director with Michael Laird Architects and is responsible for the detail design and delivery of projects. A graduate of Heriot Watt University, completing his final year of education at KTH University in Stockholm, he joined MLA in 2003. He has developed his career within MLA, being promoted to Associate Director in 2014 and Director in 2020.
Adam has a wide range of experience through all stages of design and delivery. In recent years he has focused on the detail design, construction, and delivery of major projects, working on commercial developments, laboratory buildings and large-scale educational facilities.

a.frickleton@michaellaird.co.uk

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Gillian has over 30 years experience working in interiors, specifically workplace, across most business sectors. She 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 Gillian was introduced to Workplace and Building consultancy in which she developed a keen interest and specialism.

She believes that buildings and interiors should be designed around people, and as designers we should engage with a variety of people throughout the design process. This way we will achieve beautiful and meaningful buildings which delight, inspire and endure.

g.stewart@michaellaird.co.uk

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Hazel joined the team early in 2012 with 4 years of experience in the leisure and residential sectors. She graduated from Dundee University School of Architecture in 2008 and has since worked in practice on a variety of Architecture and Interior projects from feasibility to completion. She has 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. Hazel was made a Director in 2020.

h.pearson@michaellaird.co.uk

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Kenny is responsible for the design and delivery of a diverse range of building and interior projects within the practice. He 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, has been associated with the practice ever since.

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

k.fraser@michaellaird.co.uk

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Stuart joined MLA in 1996 after working for a renowned architectural practice in Sydney, Australia. He became a Director in 2009 and is currently based in our Glasgow office.

He has had a significant role in a number of major commercial and residential projects and also focus on the data centre development of the practice. 
He has a key role within the practice to ensure that the design and detailing of construction information is to the highest standard.

s.watters@michaellaird.co.uk

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Garth joined MLA in 2014 and is responsible for the design and delivery of a diverse range of building and fit-out projects within the practice. He was nominated for the RIAS Emerging Architect Award in 2017 and made a Director in 2020.
A Graduate of The University of Edinburgh with two Masters degrees, Garth has strengths in architectural conservation, urban masterplanning, BIM and contemporary sustainable design with many of his recent projects winning awards.

g.fitzsimons@michaellaird.co.uk

Gordon joined the team as an Associate in 2017 with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art and has since worked in practice on multiple Architectural and Interior projects, both nationally and internationally. He is an Interior Designer, Job Runner and Workplace Consultant, bringing a wealth of knowledge, and design expertise from his broad experience across various sectors- particularly workplace and healthcare. Promoted to Director in 2020, Gordon is passionate about workplace strategy and has helped shape the vision and briefing for many of his clients.

g.yeaman@michaellaird.co.uk

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Jeremy Scott is the Chairman and Head of Design with Michael Laird Architects and has overall responsibility for the design of all projects within the practice. Jeremy graduated from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, with a first class honours degree. He has been responsible for the design and delivery of many award-winning schemes throughput Scotland and the UK. Jeremy has 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, Jeremy has become the designer of choice for many of Scotland’s leading developers.

j.scott@michaellaird.co.uk

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Nicola graduated from Durham University in 1991 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC). After working for GE Capital, she set up her own financial consultancy company with one of her main clients being The Edinburgh Clinic and moderating for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.

Nicola joined MLA in November 2016 as Finance Manager, and became Finance Director in April 2021. As well as ensuring good financial control, she aims to develop the use of Project Accounting in our practice.

n.ross@michaellaird.co.uk

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Tim Griffin is CEO of Michael Laird Architects and is responsible for the running & management of the business. A graduate of Heriot Watt University in 1998, Tim joined the practice in 1999 following a year out in New Zealand. He has been involved in a range of projects since joining the firm providing Tim with varied skill base. An Associate since 2006, Tim became a Director in 2009 and CEO in 2020.
Tim has significant experience managing large project teams and helping to develop the project brief through client engagement. His experience covers a wide sector of projects from complex refurbishments to new build commercial developments. This variety has helped Tim to develop knowledge of best practice in both design & construction.

t.griffin@michaellaird.co.uk

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