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Stuart Allan

Stuart became an associate of the practice in 2002 and was accredited in Conservation Architecture in 2009. He has a passion for modern contemporary design within historic settings and was recently the project Architect for the multi-award-winning Chapel of St Albert the Great.

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Christine Anderson

Christine joined us in September 2014 having previously studied at the University of Edinburgh and graduating in 2009 with a M(Arch) in Architectural Design and RIBA Part II. She is currently working towards the Part III examination to qualify as an architect.

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Julie Barklie

Julie joined Simpson & Brown in January 2012 shortly before qualifying as an architect. From March 2012 until November 2015, she has been the project architect for Lews Castle in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Julie has also assisted with a number of residential projects and a feasibility study for a converted steading project in Perthshire.

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Andy Davey

Having studied at University College London Andy joined Simpson & Brown in 1981 and became a partner in 1998. He has been responsible for multiple award winning new buildings throughout Scotland. He sits on the national committee of the Historic Farm Buildings Group and is a leading expert on rural development.

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Eleanor Egan

Eleanor first joined Simpson & Brown in 1996 whilst a student at Edinburgh University. Eleanor is an Accredited Conservation Architect with a broad range of job running experience. She became an Associate in 2004 and is one of five team leaders in the practice.

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Chris French

Chris studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh, graduating from the Master of Architecture with Distinction in 2009 before undertaking a PhD by Design in Architecture which was awarded in 2014. He first joined Simpson & Brown as a student in 2006.

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Andy Halford

Andy joined Simpson & Brown in 2006 to develop his interest in conservation architecture and the design of new, innovative buildings. Andy successfully completed his Part III qualification in 2014.

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Jenny Humphreys

Jenny joined Simpson & Brown in 1996. Jenny is RIAS accredited in Sustainable Architecture. In 2008 Jenny became a Partner and continues to be committed to historic building work and sustainable design, often combining the two.

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Amy Kennedy

Amy joined Simpson & Brown in March 2016, having previously studied at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen, where she achieved an M.Arch in Architecture and RIBA Part II. She is currently working towards her Part III examination and aims to qualify as an architect in the near future.

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Ewan Lawson

Ewan studied Architecture in Aberdeen, joining Simpson & Brown in 2002 as a student. He qualified in 2009 and has been Project Architect in a wide range of conservation and new build projects. Ewan is an Accredited Conservation Architect.

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Sarah Macleod

Sarah joined Simpson and Brown in August 2016. She completed her studies at the University of Edinburgh, where she graduated with an M.Arch in Architecture with Distinction and RIBA Part II, and has worked on a wide range of historic buildings across London, Canterbury and Edinburgh.

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Alison MacKenzie

Alison studied in Dundee and qualified in 2007. Since joining the practice 2006 Alison has worked on a wide variety of projects including the new Lindisfarne Castle ticket hut on Holy Island, a new dining pavilion extension to a Grade 1 listed Hotel as well as a number of high quality residential projects throughout Scotland.

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Neil McDonald

Neil McDonald studied at the University of Edinburgh, being awarded RIBA Part I accreditation in 2009. He joined Simpson & Brown in 2007, gaining this qualification during his time in the office. This balance of work and study has continued, as he recently achieved his RIBA Part III accreditation.

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Jacqueline Mulcair

Jacqueline joined Simpson & Brown in 2015. She was previously a sole practitioner and prior to that worked for several years at Gray, Marshall & Associates. She has worked on our proposals for the conservation and conversion of the Royal High School, Edinburgh, which involved considered re-instatement of Thomas Hamilton’s detailing.

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Catriona O'Neill

Catriona joined Simpson & Brown in 2013 following completion of her studies at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh, where she achieved an M.Arch in Architecture with Distinction and RIBA Part II.

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Jenny Phillips

Jenny joined Simpson & Brown in September 2007. She has a broad experience working on sensitive designs within both urban and rural environments. She went on to complete her qualifications with the practice, becoming a qualified Architect in March 2010.

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Dawn Preston

Dawn studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, and initially joined Simpson & Brown as a student in 2011. Since achieving her RIBA Part II accreditation in 2014, she has returned to the practice and is currently working on a distillery project on the Isle of Skye.

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Adrian Roberts

Adrian trained at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen. He worked in Glasgow for two years before joining Simpson & Brown in 1999. He is a member of the Architects Registration Board, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and The Royal Institute of British Architects.

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John Sanders

John has been a partner at Simpson & Brown since 1999. Since joining Simpson & Brown, John has been responsible for over 500 conservation projects in successive roles as project administrator and designer, associate and partner in charge.John has particular expertise in Ecclesiastical building projects.

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Arnaud Schwartz

Arnaud studied both in France and at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen. He has worked on a wide range of projects including a number of residential steading conversions. Recently Arnaud was the Project Architect for the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. He became an associate in 2010.

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Dr James Simpson OBE

Dr James Simpson is one the founding partners of Simpson & Brown. He is a leading expert in conservation having worked on some of the most historically significant buildings both in the United Kingdom and abroad. He is the author of the The British Standard Guide to the Principles of the Conservation of Historic Buildings.

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Liz Simpson

Liz trained at the Bartlett School of Architecture and completed her masters at Edinburgh University in 2006. Liz joined Simpson & Brown in 2006 and has since worked on a wide ranging selection of projects both conservation and new build. She became an Associate in 2012.

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Julia Soulos

Juiia joined Simpson & Brown in March 2016 having previously worked with Edinburgh World Heritage on the delivery of their Conservation Funding Programme. With a BSc and MSc in Architecture from Vienna's University of Technology, her MSc dissertation attracted her to Edinburgh.

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Tom Van Hoffelen

Tom is an experienced architect and joined us in 2014 having led the York Art Gallery project under a Joint Venture with Ushida Findlay Architects since 2011. He is based in our London office developing the increasing workload in the South.

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Tabea Wessel

Tabea Wessel joined Simpson & Brown as our Visualisation Artist in 2014, after studying Architecture in Frankfurt, Germany. She works with all three divisions of the practice - architecture, heritage consultancy and archaeology.

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Sue Whittle

Sue joined Simpson & Brown in 1996 and became a Partner in 2004. Sue has developed her interest and experience working on both the conversion of historic buildings and the design and detail of innovative new buildings, all with strong sustainability credentials.

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