Julie studied History of Art (MA Hons) at the University of St Andrews and worked in a variety of roles before deciding to pursue a career in architecture. She graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in February 2011 with a MArch.
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. The first phase of this project involved comprehensive repair works to the fabric of the Category A listed castle and was completed in August 2013. The conservation of the historic principal ground floor interiors is currently underway. Julie has also assisted with a number of residential projects and a feasibility study for a converted steading project in Perthshire. In her previous position with PagePark Architects, Julie’s experience included the conversion of a former stable block and listed kennels into holiday accommodation and the construction of a contemporary sustainable holiday home for the Mount Stuart estate on Bute. Whilst studying, Julie worked part-time for Smith Scott Mullan Associates on a variety of projects including student accommodation, residential and public buildings.
Above. Lews Castle