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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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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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Rick Gallie

Rick joined Simpson & Brown in 2002. He has worked on various historic buildings including Acheson House on Edinburgh’s Canongate, 28-30 The Close in Newcastle, Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire, Barnbougle Castle outside Edinburgh and at Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond. This experience has allowed him to achieve RIAS accreditation in building conservation at advanced level.

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Finlay Geddes

Finlay studied at RGU in Aberdeen and Strathclyde University in Glasgow. He joined Simpson & Brown in early 2019 as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant and qualified as an Architect at the start of 2021.

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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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Scott Lindsay

Scott graduated with a first-class honours degree from the University of Dundee. He has a particular interest and experience of cultural sector projects in new and historic settings and he believes design is made more creative within the constraints and context of the historic environment. Scott holds AABC Accreditation and RIAS Accreditation in Conservation Architecture at the highest level.

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Neil McDonald

Neil joined Simpson & Brown in 2007. He studied architecture at Edinburgh University and remotely at Oxford Brookes University, where he received a diploma with overall merit in 2013. In 2015 Neil registered with the ARB as a qualified architect following Part III accreditation. He was appointed an Associate of the practice in 2017.

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Rohana Mackenzie

Rohana joined Simpson & Brown in 2015, having previously studied at the University of Edinburgh ESALA. She has since registered as an architect, having completed her professional examinations whilst working at the practice.

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Vicky Mitchell

Vicky joined Simpson and Brown in May 2019, having graduated from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen the year prior. Hailing from rural Aberdeenshire, Vicky started her career at a predominantly residential practice which exposed her to the many opportunities available to adaptively reuse our rich existing Scottish built heritage.

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Dawn Nicoll

Dawn studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, and initially joined Simpson & Brown as a student in 2011. Since returning to the practice in 2014, she has qualified as an architect and became an Associate in 2018.

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Catriona O'Neill

Catriona studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh where she achieved her BA degree and postgraduate MArch in Architecture with Distinction. She joined Simpson & Brown in 2013 and is an ARB registered Architect. Catriona became an Associate of the practice in 2018. She was named ‘Young Architect of the Year’ at the Scottish Design Awards 2020.

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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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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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Bill Simpson

Bill joined Simpson & Brown in March 2019 having previously worked for a small practice in Aberdeen for over 11 years. Bill’s interest in the existing built environment and its context is one that he developed while studying at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, also in Aberdeen, and then expanded as he moved into his professional career during a Part I placement in rural Northumberland.

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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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Claire Souliman

Claire joined the team at Simpson & Brown in 2018 as a Part II Architectural Assistant.

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Julia Soulos

Julia 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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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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Faith Wood

Faith completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Liverpool and was awarded the Holt Travelling Scholarship for her final year studio work. She completed her master’s course at the University of Edinburgh and has worked across the North West of England and Scotland on a range of residential, ecclesiastical and distillery projects.

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