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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.

During her placement year Rohana contributed to a research project looking at the Edinburgh Colonies and worked in a small architect’s practice with a focus on existing buildings, both experiences influenced her growing interest in the conservation and re-use of historic buildings.

Since joining Simpson & Brown Rohana has been involved with a variety of projects across the UK. She has assisted on new visitor centre projects at St Albans Cathedral, Rye Harbour Discovery Centre and several domestic projects for private clients including external repairs to the lime render at Smyllum House. She has also carried out condition surveys and produced repair drawings for several historic buildings including English Heritage Framework projects at Dover Castle and Hurst Castle. At Hurst Castle she also assisted the project architect with the day to day running of the job, working with the design team and contractor on careful repairs to the roof and several World War II structures at this Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Since January 2019 Rohana has been working on the restoration and extension of a listed building in Edinburgh City Centre for its re-use as a new Johnnie Walker Visitor Experience.