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07. 2020 – Multi Generational Home in Angus starts on site

Our Multi Generational Farmhouse has started on site this month. Located in Angus, this new farmhouse has been designed to accommodate three generations of the same family. The form and design of the house references the  forms and characteristics of traditional farm buildings in this specific area of Angus.

The building is clad in zinc and larch cladding. The project employs a fabric first approach, with both buildings heated via a ground source heat pump.

We’re looking forward to seeing this project take shape over the next few months.

02.2020: Guest Lecture at Glasgow School of Art

We were delighted to be invited to talk to the Architecture students at the GSA  about our project that formed part of the Architecture Fringe Festival 2019, which looked at ideas relating to rejuvenating and re purposing Scotland’s abandoned coastal swimming pools  and our on going research into Scotland’s historic coastal and tidal pools.

We are looking forward to visiting PIttenween tidal pool with the students in the following few weeks and see their projects develop over the next couple of months.

12.2019: GIA Awards – Commendation in the Small Works Category

We are delighted that our renovation project on Albert Drive was awarded a commendation at the GIA Architecture Awards on Friday night.

The project is located on the ground floor of a converted sandstone villa within the Pollokshields’ Conservation Area, this project created a light, open plan kitchen forming a new central hub of a family home more images here

Congratulations to our Client’s Katy and Nick and the rest of the team involved in the project.

06.2019 – Re Types Exhibition at Archi-Fringe Festival

Ann Nisbet Studio were asked to take part in the Architectural Fringe Festival’s Re Types Exhibition and explore adaptive re-purposing of an imagined existing building or structure. The studio’s project explores ideas relating to rejuvenating and re purposing Scotland’s abandoned coastal swimming pools and comments on local democracy, land ownership, social isolation and collective bathing.

Re Types Exhibition takes place at the Exhibition Lighthouse Gallery 7 – 23 June 2019. More info Click Here

05.2019: AJ 100 Keynote Speech on Custom Build Housing

Delighted to give the keynote speech alongside Brian McGinlay at the AJ100  lunch in Glasgow. We shared our research and initial ideas from our collaborative Dundashill custom build housing project and also our Bantaskin Street Project.

05.2019: Isle of Kerrera Community Building receives funding for buyout.

Over the last year, we have been working with the Isle of Kerrera Development Trust to produce a Feasibility study investigating buying and converting the former school on the island to a much needed Community space.  The proposals include the renovation of the school, a new auxiliary building and a modern bothy for artist residencies.

We are delighted that The Scottish Fund Fund has awarded full funding for the Community of Kerrera to purchase the school building from Argyll and Bute Council.


Ann Nisbet Studio has been named by the Architects’ Journal as one of the five firms to watch in 2018 

‘The studio hit the headlines following the completion of its widely praised Newhouse of Auchengree in North Ayrshire. The zinc-clad farmhouse went on to win an RIBA National Award; a RIAS Architecture Award; and a Scottish Design Award for the Best Residential Building. It also appeared on Channel 4 last month after being shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year and the Doolan Award’

You can read more here

07/2017: Longlisted for RIBA House of the Year

Delighted that our Newhouse of Auchengree project has been longlisted for the Royal Insitute of British Architect’s House of the Year Award.

The RIBA House of the Year is awarded to the best new house designed by an architect in the UK. The shortlist and winner will be announced later this year as part of Grand Designs: House of the Year, a special four-part Channel 4 TV series presented by Kevin McCloud.