Ewan studied at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen and joined Simpson & Brown in 2007 having also spent a year with the practice during his studies. Ewan became an Associate in 2011, and now leads one of our architecture teams.
Ewan was the project architect for the Penicuik House Project – a seven year project to consolidate and preserve the ruined country house which was destroyed by fire in 1899. The project was shortlisted in the 2015 RIAS Awards. Within the Penicuik Estate, Ewan has also worked on the repair of two masonry bridges; the Knightslaw Bridge and the Roman Bridge. Other conservation projects have included Lews Castle in Stornoway, Elvaston Castle and Country Park near Derby, Acheson House in Edinburgh and repairs to St Margaret’s Church in Braemar.
Ewan was involved in the construction of the new visitor centre within the former glasshouses and potting sheds at Eltham Palace in Greenwich for English Heritage, and recently completed a number of houses, involving both new build and alterations, in a Scottish Highland Estate for a private client. Recent projects include an extensive condition survey of Dover Castle also for English Heritage and The Canons in Mitcham, London.
RELEVANT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Sensitive design in historic environment
- Detailed knowledge of specialist repairs
- Conservation accreditation (RIAS)
- Sustainable design
- Contract administration
- The Canons Cafe & Visitor Centre, London
- Dun Beag Visitor Centre, Skye
- Kingsmeadows House, Peebles
- Private House, Argyll & Bute
- Eltham Palace Cafe & Visitor Centre, London
- Glenprosen Estate, Scottish Highlands
CONSERVATION & RESTORATION
- Dover Castle, Kent
- The Canons House, London
- Penicuik House, Midlothian
- Lews Castle, Stornoway
- Moorish Temple & Elvaston Castle, Derby
- St Margaret’s Church, Braemar
Left. Penicuik Right. Eltham Palace visitor centre