Our strength lies in an holistic approach to making better places through ideas led strategies that are embedded in their physical, social and economic contexts.
An approach that always seeks to unlock the full potential of a project opportunity and deliver added value and wellbeing in their widest sense.
We design and deliver our projects in 3D using Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to enhance our client’s engagement in the design process and optimise the quality of our technical information.
Ewan is an Architect and Urban Planner with almost 30 years experience of delivering major, complex projects throughout the UK. Previously, he worked at a number of significant practices including Conran + Partners and Foster + Partners, before establishing 7N Architects in 2009.
Ewan leads the practice that has built a powerful reputation for its innovative approach and ability to deliver transformational change. He is an active member of the Architecture + Design Scotland Design Forum Panel, the Academy of Urbanism and is regularly invited to speak about placemaking and urban design.
Collette has extensive experience of providing efficient, effective and safe management of organisations and their finances to ensure smooth running of the business and well-being of staff. Previously she worked in commercial/corporate roles in financial and private sector orgnaisations before joining 7N Architects in 2011. Skills and qualities such as rigor, compliance/legislation and quality have readily transferred to the creative industry of architecture.
Collette focuses on managing the business finances and supporting delivery of key elements of the studio’s growth and operations strategy in line with the 7N Architects’ philosophy.
Prior to joining 7N Architects, Laura worked at Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt Architects in London for 4 years. She gained experience working on a number of residential schemes of various scales, across all stages from feasibility to construction. She has previously worked in offices in Prague and Stuttgart. Laura has a keen interest in mentoring and took part in the RcA practice mentoring scheme for two years. As well as an interest in encouraging Diversity & Inclusion within the construction industry. She studied both her undergraduate and Masters degree at The University of Edinburgh and completed her Part 3 at The University of Westminster, qualifying as an architect in 2019.
Prior to joining 7N, Alex studied at the Bartlett, UCL and worked in London for 4 years. During this time, Alex gained experience delivering sustainable, economic and social housing throughout London’s boroughs working for Peter Barber Architects and Ash Sakula Architects. These projects explored placemaking’s ability to give ownership to the street and create connection.
Alex’s projects span affordable housing, intricate residential homes and grassroots. Valuing the collaborative potential of design, Alex co-founded the educational initiative Virtual Fruits where together with students and immersive enthusiasts, they create tactile mixed-reality environments and explore new forms of sensorial design.
Working at the interface of architecture, craft and design of materials, Alex mixes a variety of digital and analogue technologies. She continues to be involved with these processes through her time teaching programmes at UCL, Beijing City University, Store Projects, and Virtual Fruits.
Alex graduated from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and The Built Environment in 2021 and was awarded Master of Architecture with Distinction. During her studies she developed her passion for civic design focusing on the remote island community of Orkney. In addition to this, she also expanded her interest and knowledge in sustainable and low energy design. During her Part 1, Alex gained experience at Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in Copenhagen. Throughout her time here she worked on innovative and sustainable mixed use and office developments, developing her knowledge in BIM processes and large scale design projects.
Martin joined 7N Architects following three years at Page\Park Architects in Glasgow where he worked on the award-winning Hawkhead Centre for Scottish War Blinded and the redevelopment of the Leeds Playhouse (formerly the West Yorkshire Playhouse). Prior to this, Martin worked at Roz Barr Architects in London for two years, where he worked on a range of award-winning residential and cultural projects. Martin has also worked in practices in New York City, Prague, Edinburgh and Aberdeen after completing his architectural education at the University of Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art and the University College London.
Emily is an Architect who joined 7N in September 2015. She has previously worked at John McAlslan + Partners in both their London and Edinburgh offices. Emily has worked on a range of projects in varying sectors, from higher education to commercial, residential and civic, situated both in the UK and Internationally.
Emily studied at the Scott Sutherland School of Architect at RGU and the Glasgow School of Art. She has a particular interest in the adaptive reuse of existing buildings as well as the regeneration of places to better the built environment for those within it.
Katie is a recently qualified architect who completed her Masters of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh and her BA Honours at Newcastle University. She gained experience on a range of social housing, high-end residential and community projects during her time at Lynsay Bell Architecture in Edinburgh and Strachan Group Architects in Auckland. It was here that she developed a particular interest for responsible urban regeneration and the creation of thriving communities.
Grounded in a belief of learning though making, she has been involved in the construction of multiple social building schemes around the world, including many wood-based and disaster relief projects. Her passion for making influences a design approach which looks to celebrate structure and focuses on the integrity, and creative use of building materials.
Laura is an experienced architectural designer, with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Dundee. Prior to joining 7N she worked in Auckland, Melbourne and Cambridge. During this time Laura has been involved in a number of large infrastructural and masterplanning projects. She also has experience working on the delivery of bespoke houses, including a Rammed Earth House, as well as various listed and sensitive historic buildings.
Harry is a Architect who joined 7N in 2011, having previously worked at a practice in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for two years developing private residential and higher education projects. He studied at the University of Bath and the University of Edinburgh.
He has extensive experience working on many of 7N’s largest and most complex building and masterplanning projects, with a focus on placemaking at both the architectural and urban scales.
Hugh is an Architect who joined 7N in 2021. Before working at 7N he worked at Gibson Thornley Architects, London where he was involved in a series of exhibition projects and an office conversion. Prior to this, Hugh worked at Norman Foster and Partners, London where he primarily worked on Apple Stores in Asia. after studying his masters at ESALA, University of Edinburgh for his Part 2 and subsequently finished his Part 3 in the University of Westminster where Hugh has been invited as an external critic. Hugh has a keen interest in the use of technology in relation to the creative process and is always seeking to improve his software skills.
Caroline joined 7N having previously worked in Communications, as well as being a self employed jeweller. As Studio Administrator, Caroline assists in the day to day running of the studio and helps to manage both internal and external communications. She is informed by a passion for design and hospitality in all areas of life and a continued interest in architecture and innovative thinking.
Andrew is an Architect who studied at the University of Strathclyde, graduating with first class honours and a Masters degree in Architecture.
Prior to joining 7N, Andrew gained valuable experience working on mixed-use housing schemes both at Stockwool in London as a part-II architectural assistant and Spengler Wiescholek in Hamburg during his part-I year-out.
Chris brings over 12 years of job-running experience working for renowned design practices in London, leading multiple projects across a wide range of sectors for high profile clients. Prior to joining 7N, Chris was Project Architect at Coffey Architects and delivered award-winning projects for the studio with an acute attention to detail. His wealth of knowledge allows him to lead the design of complex, high quality schemes from inception to completion. Chris studied at the Glasgow School of Art graduating in 2004, and qualified as an ARB registered architect in 2007.
Prior to joining 7N, Niamh worked in London for Studio Egret West, as a project architect, where she led a variety of mixed-use, residential and educational projects. She previously worked at Nicholas Hare Architects in London for 4 years, where she gained experience on a range of educational projects.
Niamh studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and qualified as an ARB registered architect in 2011 at the University of Westminster.
Jonathan is an architectural assistant, working whilst completing his MArch at the University of Edinburgh. He graduated BA Architecture with first class honours from Newcastle University in 2018. Before joining 7N, he worked in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland with Grimshaw Architects on large travel infrastructure projects; where he gained valuable experience working with complex technical requirements, sensitive Maori collaboration and collaborative BIM processes. Jonathan is fascinated by material articulation and the active social role of design, which he explores in his teaching with SOS (School of Speculation).
Nicholas is an Architect who joined 7N in April 2015. Prior to joining 7N, Nicholas worked at Conran + Partners in London, where he was integral to the delivery of a number of significant residential and mixed-use projects, including the redevelopment of the Grade II-listed Centre Point Tower at Tottenham Court.
Since joining 7N, Nicholas has primarily been responsible for developing detailed proposals for the first phase of the residential-led, mixed-use development at India Quay, Fountainbridge in Edinburgh.
Nicholas studied at the Glasgow School of Art graduating in 2011 and qualified as an ARB registered architect in 2014.
Prior to joining 7N, Craig was an associate at jmarchitects and delivered a number of the practice’s award-winning projects. He has twice collaborated with Steven Holl Architects in New York, fulfilling the role of project architect for the practice’s Maggie’s St Bart’s and Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art projects. The buildings that Craig has delivered have been awarded several accolades including the Architect’s Journal AJ1000 Building of Year and Gran Prix Winner for Architecture at the Scottish Design Awards.
Craig studied at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2003, and qualified as an ARB registered architect in 2007.
Gabriella recently joined 7N and is working to complete her Master of Architecture from The Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, after successfully completing her Diploma in the spring of 2021. She recently was an editor on the first digital edition of the MacMag, curating the magazine on the theme of how current students, tutors and practitioners are responding to the issues we face today. Prior to this, Gabriella worked at AHMM, London, in the specialised Sustainability Team and subsequently as an Architectural Assistant. Here she gained invaluable experience working on the development of a BREEAM 2018 Outstanding commercial development. In 2017, Gabriella completed her BEng in Architecture and Environmental Engineering graduating with a first class with honours. She is passionate about social and environmental architecture and is now looking to develop her ability to balance design in the context of the climate crisis in her graduate experience.
Evelina is an architect and BIM Specialist who joined 7N in 2021. Prior to this, Evelina worked for Edinburgh-based practice CDA on a wide range of large scale residential and mixed-use developments across the UK. She is experienced in implementing collaborative workflows and delivering projects to BIM Level 2 standards. Evelina is passionate about the role of technology in the design process and creating more sustainable cities of the future. Her design ethos is defined by open collaboration, rigorous attention to materiality and detail, and thorough research of places’ social and cultural contexts and opportunities
Ben is an architect with a diverse portfolio of built projects in Edinburgh, London and New York. He joined 7N Architects after spending six years in a senior role at Ben Adams Architects in London.
Ben has delivered numerous successful projects including large mixed use developments, innovative conversions of sensitive historic buildings and contemporary workplaces.
He studied at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Westminster.