On 27 February we are celebrating the opening of our third UK office, Studio Scotland, with a launch party and exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. The new office, which has a presence in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, joins our well-established studios in London and Manchester.
The decision to establish Studio Scotland came about after winning fantastic projects for both The University of Glasgow and The University of Edinburgh. Building on this success, we were keen to increase our presence within Scotland and work across a wider range of sectors.
Studio Scotland is led by Peter McLaughlin, an established name in Scotland. He has been based in Edinburgh since 2004, where he has worked for Foster and Partners, John McAslan + Partners and, most recently, 7N Architects.
Peter will be supported by a growing team, including two of our experienced Associates who have relocated from London: Shoko Kijima and Harriet Redman. Shoko has been with Hawkins\Brown for 7 years and completed her architectural training at the Mackintosh School of Architecture. Harriet has relocated following 6 years in the London studio, where she led the development of the practice’s in-house digital briefing tool.
“I’m delighted at having joined Hawkins\Brown to lead the new Studio here in Scotland. I think that what we bring to the Scottish market is a very strong offer, combining national and international sector expertise with a local team who really understand the local context.”
Peter McLaughlin, Head of Studio Scotland
“We learned from the success of Studio North in Manchester that if you’re serious about engaging in a market with a distinct regional character, alongside established competitors, the best way forward is to join in and become part of the conversation. We’re excited by the prospect of contributing to the thriving built environment community in Scotland.”
Euan Macdonald, Partner at Hawkins\Brown