Simpson & Brown is an international practice. We have worked with clients in various countries to advise on the principles of conservation and archaeological recording. With the historic connections between former British India and Scotland, much of our work to date has been in India. The most common problem with historic buildings in India is that they are considered too complicated to be adapted to a new use. Other problems include poor-quality restoration and chronically poor maintenance.
We advised on the candidate inscription for World Heritage Status of the Golden Temple complex (Amritsar) and the conservation and archaeology of Govindgarh Fort (Amritsar), the Victoria Memorial Hall, the Scottish Cemetery (both Kolkata), and for a large number of historic buildings as part of a heritage tourism initiative in the Indian state of Punjab.
Among our other architectural work, we designed and built the Irving Memorial Chapel in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada (below right). We have also designed a visitor centre at the most northerly settlement in the world in Norway (below left), and a large private house in Kuwait.