In Keeping

4 Bramdean Grove 01

Few requests annoy me more than being asked to ensure my designs be ‘in keeping’ with their surroundings.

Read More…

Good Neighbours

34 Barnton Park Crescent HD 3

Building extensions to peoples homes can be a difficult and stressful process,

Read More…

Maximum Capacity

Good builders are getting harder to find and construction costs are going up.

Read More…

Ancient and Modern

160628 3



It isn’t possible to avoid older buildings when working as an Architect in Edinburgh.

Read More…

We Have A Winner

Contemporary House Extenion Edinburgh

Capital A Just Won Its First Award.

Read More…

Contemporary Extension to a House in Juniper Green, Edinburgh

32 Baberton Cres 1

I am a big fan of the idea that contemporary architecture can be affordable and shouldn't be the preserve of an elite minority.

Read More…

Stepping Down as ECAN Chairman

I have been chairman of ECAN for two years, its been fun but time for a change.

Read More…

Does Contemporary Design Add Value?

Gareth Hoskins house fife 1



Does contemporary and modern Architecture raise the value of a house. Absolutely!

Read More…

Contemporary House Extension, Corstorphine, Edinburgh

minimilist sheltered deck contemporary extension edinburgh



I am really pleased with how this project turned out.

Read More…

Contemporary House Extensions

contemporary house extensions



I prefer to work on projects with a contemporary design

Read More…

Open Plan Living Space Today

open plan house extension edinburgh designed by architect



Modern life is changing how we use our homes, Architecture needs to catch up.

Read More…

New Edinburgh Office

architects office edinburgh



Capital A have a new office in Edinburgh New Town

Read More…

Contemporary Luxury Bathroom, Edinburgh New Town

contemporary modern minimilist bathroom edinburgh new town listed building



I don't often get the opportunity to do interior design.

Read More…

Five Years On

cheap house extension edinburgh



A selection of the most popular blog posts by Capital A

Read More…

A Decade On

architect student project



University, the best days of my life.

Read More…

Edinburgh Chartered Architects Network

ECAN+Logo



Being a sole practitioner can be very isolating.

Read More…

They Think It's All Over

architect building warrant applicaiton edinburgh



Just because construction has finished, doesn't mean the job is over.

Read More…

RIAS Chartered Practice

chartered architects in edinburgh



Capital A has become a chartered practice.

Read More…

The New Year Jump - Three Years On and Still Going Strong

A pattern has emerged!

Read More…

What Are We Protecting?

beautiful architecture in edinburgh



Some Architects think more government regulation is the answer. I disagree.

Read More…

It is a Service, not a Product!

builders client pulling hair out



Builders and home owners want different things.

Read More…

The Architect's Bag

What do you keep in your bag?

Read More…

Modern Architecture with a Minimalist Price Tag

This is one of my favourite project, it shows that even with a modest budget, great things are possible.

Read More…

Unbuilt Architectural Projects

Every Architect has them.

Read More…

How To Encourage More House Extensions

The single biggest thing holding back house extensions isn't the planning system.

Read More…

Architects and Money

We need to talk about the money.

Read More…

Another One Storey Wrap Around Extension in South Queensferry

A contemporary house extension in South Queensferry

Read More…

Architects and Planning Applications

Capital A have a google map showing all our successful planning applications.

Read More…

Social Media For An Architect

How do Architects use social media

Read More…

Attic Conversions

Attic conversions sound so simple. They aren't!

Read More…

Borrowing To Build A House? - Read This First !

Mortgages are tricky things.

Read More…

The Real Lost Generation

Computer Aided Design has split the architecture profession.

Read More…

Let There Be Light

Two stories underneath Edinburgh New Town

Read More…

Architect Designed Furniture

a chair, that sounds like fun!

Read More…

Modernising an Existing House Extension

What to do if you have a tired old building?

Read More…

Lets All Do The New Year Jump

After the holidays, peoples thoughts turn to house extensions.

Read More…

One Storey Wrap Around Extension, South Queensferry

A great results on a modest budget.

Read More…

Homeowners Do Not Have The Right To a View

Many people are shocked by this but it's for a very good reason.

Read More…

Buying a House With Planning Permission

Its not a simple as it sounds.

Read More…

Construction Contracts

Why you don't go ahead on a nod and a handshake.

Read More…

When Does Building Become Architecure

This must be the oldest question in the book and still, no one has a definitive answer.

Read More…

The Construction Budget: How Much Do You Have To Spend?

It isn't easy setting a construction budget for any project.

Read More…

Architects, Polymaths, TED and Continuing Professional Development

What can to web teach us? Quite a lot, actually.

Read More…

Architects Fees

How much will an Architects Fee set you back and what do you get for your money?

Read More…

What Will it Cost ?

If you have never built a project before, who do you know what it will cost?

Read More…

How to Become an Architect

Its even harder than you think.

Read More…

Contemporary Design and the Planning Department

Can you get planning permission for contemporary projects in Edinburgh? Yes, You can!

Read More…