Covell Matthews Architects are an experienced architectural practice based in Scotland, with a wide variety of work throughout the UK. Our client-focused philosophy is centred on design excellence, budget and programme control, proficient project management and the achievement of best value. Our core business of architecture is supported in-house with interior design, workplace design, computer visualisation and project safety. We believe the best results are achieved by working closely with clients, consultants, contractors and stakeholders throughout the design process.
Covell Matthews employes a selection of talented Architects, Architectural Technicians and Support Staff in our Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Lauder and Inverness offices. We are capable of tackle a wide variety of projects regardless of their size or complexity.
Jim has over 35 years experience in the Design, Construction and Management aspects of a variety of building types, mainly in the Commercial Sector. During his time with Covell Matthews, Jim has gained some 10 years direct on-site experience undertaking a full time Design & Management role for BP Exploration at their Dyce Headquarters.
Jim qualified as a member of the Association for Project Safety in 1995 and has since undertaken the CDM Planning Co-ordinator role on a considerable number projects whilst operating within the stringent Health & Safety criteria required by oil industry operators.
He has also been responsible for the preparation of design briefs and assessing proposals for new headquarters premises for both BP Exploration and Acergy UK Limited (now Subsea 7) and undertook a design and technical monitoring role during the construction phase of these projects.
Andy McNair joined Covell Matthews Architects in 2001 following a number of years as director of an Architectural Visualisation company, a field in which he still specialises. He progressed to Associate with Covell Matthews in 2005 and Director in 2010.
Andy has been involved in a wide range of projects gaining particular experience in the Commercial, Residential and Leisure sectors.
He is currently developing Covell Matthews’ Environmental and Sustainability Design Policies.
Hector, joined Covell Matthews Architects in 1998, primarily to work on and lead several Shopping Centre projects, both redevelopment and new build. Together with Alyn Smith have since lead the Edinburgh office of the Company into new sectors including leisure, residential, student housing and affordable housing.
Alyn Smith joined Covell Matthews Architects in 2000 having worked for 5 years in the Edinburgh offices of PJMP Architects. He progressed to Associate with Covell Matthews in 2004 and Director in 2007. Alyn has been involved in a wide range of projects gaining particular experience in the, Residential and Leisure and Student Sectors. He takes a keen interest on all projects and is involved from introduction through the various stages to completion.
Richard Tumblety first joined Covell Matthews Architect’s in 1989 as a trainee technician for 6 years later developing production information, detail design and 3d media presentations with companies such as TPS Consult in 1995 and Starnet Group in 2001 before returning to Covell Matthews Architects again in 2003 primarily to work as part of a team on Shopping Centre developments, and later leading construction for new build offices in Livingston. Progressing to Associate level with Covell Matthews in 2008 and continuing to lead and develop experience with new build and refurbishment projects in the Residential, Retail and Leisure Sectors.
Duncan Collin joined Covell Matthews Architects in March 2001 offering expertise in the commercial, residential, industrial and leisure sectors as a Project Architect.
Following his graduation in 1994 from the Duncan and Jordanstone Art College in Dundee, Duncan commenced his architectural career in Edinburgh, working for a number of respected architectural practices before moving north with his family. Notable project involvement included The National Library of Scotland, Heriot Watt University Campus and The Rutland Building, a mixed-use city centre development.
Duncan gained invaluable experience running his own practice in Aberdeenshire, particularly within the residential sector. He focused on developing innovative design solutions to suit evolving modern lifestyles while ensuring that harmonious physical relationships were formed with the local and wider environment.
We enjoy working with a wide variety of clients throughout all sectors and have built strong relationships leading to a high percentage of repeat business.
We offer a wide range of services from concept design to completion. Outlined below are the main areas of focus.
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