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.
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.
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.
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.
Lisa is an architect and long-standing member of the 7N Architects team, helping to found the practice in 2009 and returning after a career break in 2022. In that time, she has worked on a variety of 7N projects, including the delivery of large scale mixed use housing led projects and major masterplans. She also helped 7N to pioneer community led design in Scotland in the Sottish Government’s Charrette Mainstreaming Programme and to develop practical placemaking strategies in the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Toolkit. Lisa’s experience reflects her personal interest in how designers and stakeholders can work strategically to shape our built environment to significantly improve the quality of day-to-day life for its inhabitants.
Lisa studied at the Dundee School of Architecture and became an ARB registered architect in 2011.
Jenny graduated from The Cass School of Art, Design and Architecture, London, with a BA in Fine Art Photography, her work winning several awards. Since graduating she has featured in an independent publication. Jenny has since gained experience working at an award-winning Landscape Architects, an International Architecture practice and a dynamic urban design and public realm consultancy in London.
Amy joined 7N after graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2022, where she was awarded Master of Architecture with Distinction. During her studies, she explored architectural interventions set within rich historic contexts; designing an architectural proposal within the island Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, France. Prior to her postgraduate degree, Amy gained experience at practices in Edinburgh, Manchester and Malta where she worked on complex multi-million pound projects that include healthcare, commercial and higher education schemes (ranging from RIBA Stages 0 – 6).
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.
Laura successfully passed her Part 3 in September 2022.
Tokini joined 7N Architects following 3 years working in London with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, where she gained extensive experience working on a number of high profile mixed-use, residential, educational and master-planning projects on prominent sites across the City. She previously worked at The Bazeley Partnership where she gained experience in technical design of high-end bespoke homes.
Tokini studied at the University of Dundee, graduating with a First Class Honours in Architecture with Urban Planning. She completed her professional studies at the University of Westminster and became an ARB registered Architect in 2022.
Harry is an Architect who joined 7N 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, graduating with Distinction in 2011.
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.
Rachel joined 7N with over 5 years UK experience working across a broad range of building typologies across the Arts & Cultural, Residential and Civic Sectors. Prior to joining 7N Rachel worked for MUMA, Allies & Morrison and Squire and Partners in London where she was part of the design team on two Stirling Prize nominated projects and achieved planning consent on notable developments of strategic importance in London and Bath.
Her passion is for crafted design that embodies spirit of place with richness of materiality and intelligent environmental design. Educated at Newcastle University, Edinburgh University and the Bartlett School of Architecture, Rachel graduated with First Class Honours becoming an ARB registered architect in 2019.
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.
Patrick joined 7N with over 20 years’ experience, working at senior level on projects in the UK as well as further afield in Peru, Australia and the Mid-East.
He studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh and the Helsinki Institute of Technology, qualifying in 2003.
Patrick brings a considered, practical and technical knowledge to projects, with a thorough command of the technical complexities of construction and statutory consent processes. He is confident in leading and liaising with both multi-disciplinary design teams and client bodies working on complex projects. Patrick has excellent experience throughout the whole design working across most sectors including healthcare, commercial, education, residential, museums, galleries and exhibitions from concept to completion. Many of these projects have involved working with historic and sensitive buildings.
Prior to joining 7N, Adam was an associate at Fletcher Joseph in Edinburgh where he delivered a number of mixed use and purpose built student accommodation projects. He previously worked at Fourpoint Architects in London, where he gained experience on a range of award winning residential and commercial projects.
Adam studied at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2012, and qualified as an ARB registered architect in 2015.
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.
Mayya is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant who recently graduated from the University of Dundee, achieving a First Class Honors. Her Master’s project ‘Rethinking Tenements’ received the student conservation award from the DIA, and was also nominated for the AJ student prize. For her Part 1 experience, Mayya worked at Miller Bourne Architects in Brighton, primarily engaging in educational projects.
Chris brings practical knowledge and experience to the team after delivering projects from concept to completion for a range of private and public clients in Edinburgh, London, and the USA. He joins 7N after spending seven years working in New York City where he managed the design and construction of award-winning projects at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the New York City Parks Department amongst others. Prior to this, Chris worked for Conran + Partners in London where he worked on a range of residential, hospitality, and retail projects.
Chris studied at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Westminster. He qualified as an ARB registered architect in 2012 and has had his architectural drawings exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, Glasgow Lighthouse Gallery, and in Trieste, Italy.
Nicholas is an Architect and Project Leader. 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.
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 Maggie’s Barts in London and the Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art. The buildings that Craig has worked on have been awarded several accolades including the Architects’ Journal AJ100 Building of Year and the Grand Prix Winner for Architecture at the Scottish Design Awards. Craig is currently delivering our Jordanhill and Rowanbank Gardens projects. Craig studied at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2003, and qualified as an ARB registered architect in 2007.
Gabriella joined 7N whilst 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, BIM Specialist and certified Passive House designer. Evelina has worked 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.
Magda joined 7N in 2022 after graduating with a Diploma in Architecture from the Mackintosh School of Architecture. During her studies, she focused on civic design and placemaking through an investigation of associated meaning of architectural forms in current urban environment. Prior to her postgraduate degree, Magda gained experience at Glenn Howells Architects in Birmingham, where she was involved in a number of residential and mixed-use projects.