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25 Jun 2008

Name Ewan Imrie

How old are you? 36

Where were you...


25 Jun 2008

Project: Castlemilk Stables Block

Architect: Elder and Cannon

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25 Jun 2008

GLASGOW City Council's Development & Regeneration Services have commissioned the first accurate 3D Urban City Model...


25 Jun 2008

Project: Garrison house and grounds

Architect: Lee Boyd

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24 Jun 2008

Holmes architects has submitted a full planning application, on behalf of Valad Property Group, for a major commercial...


24 Jun 2008

THE pursuit of architecture in Britain in the 21st century is often enervating, and sometimes almost shockingly...


24 Jun 2008

 A-S:Ls Glasgow office has won the competition to design a new £5m Library for the University of Edinburgh...


24 Jun 2008
Peacock Visual Arts have revealed details of a new centre for the contemporary arts to be built in Aberdeen's Union...

24 Jun 2008

The £140 million Estates masterplan for the Robert Gordon University's Garthdee campus will have to be redesigned...


24 Jun 2008

DCM's new offices sits above the Argyll Arcade, over looking Buchanan Street. As one of the contenders for the...


24 Jun 2008
The RIAS have announced the results of their awards, with the new BBC building at Pacific Quay amongst the winners. For...

24 Jun 2008

A consortium put together by Progress Property Developments is among one of several groups bidding for the lucrative...


24 Jun 2008

East Strathclyde Police has denied reports that it is planning to relocate its headquarters into the east end of...


24 Jun 2008

What are the main challenges facing Glasgow?

The first challenge is how we actually achieve a...


24 Jun 2008

Val Clugston had only three months to design the interior of Glasgow Caledonian University's landmark Saltire Centre...


24 Jun 2008

This essay was stimulated by two seminars I attended last month. The first, an Urban Renaissance Conference on the...


24 Jun 2008

Reading Prospect's Edinburgh issue was a strange experience. I see some very different "challenges" to those...


24 Jun 2008

Union Street Properties, the developer that has been hoping to redevelop Alexander Greek Thomson's Eygptian Halls in...


24 Jun 2008

Leading architect Malcolm Fraser has spoken out about the rising influence of planners in the design process -...


24 Jun 2008

Scotland's economy, we are routinely informed by politicians, is in future to be knowledge-based, a condition within...


24 Jun 2008

Rem Koolhaas, director of OMA, was in Glasgow recently to visit Gartnavel Hospital to identify a site for his proposed...


24 Jun 2008

Last month Prospect looked at the urban design challenges facing Edinburgh. This issue looks at a broader level at the...


24 Jun 2008

Glasgow City Council has confirmed that its architects will be moved from its Land and Environment department into the...


24 Jun 2008

Fifteen years ago I had a studio on London Road smack bang in the middle of the Barras Market and five minutes from...


24 Jun 2008

Following recent speculation, it has now been reported that solar lily pads are likely to become a fixture on Glasgow's...


24 Jun 2008

THE landscape of the city of Glasgow may be changing in ways less obvious Ð but equally as profound Ð than the...


24 Jun 2008

Glasgow's famous 'squinty bridge' is set to reopen after six months of repairs, the city council has announced.

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24 Jun 2008

The Glasgow School of Art Campus - with iconic Rennie Mackintosh school at its centrepiece - is to...


11 Jun 2008

Edinburgh revisited This is an extended version of the article byTrevor Davies that appeared in Prospect 131

I...


9 Jun 2008
Curious Group recently completed the new entrance and reception area in the Queen’s Building Library in Chelmsford...

9 Jun 2008
McColl Architects was briefed by urbanwear retailer Attic Clothing to create a flagship store from a series of components...

9 Jun 2008
CM Design Consultants was briefed to create a contemporary casual yet elegant dining space for the Italian Caffe in...

9 Jun 2008
Kerr Blythe Associates went for an eclectic mix of raw finishes for Monteiths in Edinburgh. Quirky design elements, such...

9 Jun 2008
Prospect was recently shown round the James Morrison Street office of Groves-Raines Architects Studio, the Glasgow-based...

9 Jun 2008

How good governance leads to better place making In 2004 we, in association with the Carnyx Group, organisers of the...


5 Jun 2008

City of Edinburgh Council design and planning team have their work cut out for them, both in their day to day planning...


5 Jun 2008

My tenure has witnessed a period of considerable change in governance both at local and national levels, as well as...


5 Jun 2008

Sir Terry Farrell was appointed to the honorary position of the City of Edinburgh Council’s first “City...


5 Jun 2008

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive states that by January 2009 all countries within the European Union has...


5 Jun 2008

Despite the plethora of guidance and policy, it is clear that there continues to be misconceptions regarding the...


5 Jun 2008

I like what Bill Gates said about predicting the future. We overestimate what we think we will achieve in the...


5 Jun 2008

Architecture has always had something of an identity crisis – being in part science, part art; a mix of abstract...


5 Jun 2008

It’s sensible to expect theoretical ideas to face harsh and unforgiving trials before they become a reality. Many...


5 Jun 2008

The 19 acre Quartermile is the most impressive construction site in Edinburgh at present. Due for completion in 2012 by...


5 Jun 2008

Edinburgh’s historic environment – its buildings, and monuments, its places and spaces – is...


5 Jun 2008

Today we appreciate Cockburn Street both as an integral part of Edinburgh’s Old Town and a distinctive aesthetic...


5 Jun 2008

Many people’s reaction to the news that BDP is opening a new Edinburgh office is not “why?” but...


5 Jun 2008

This is Edinburgh’s unluckiest building. It was once home to Scotland’s largest PLC: the mighty Distillers...


5 Jun 2008

“Good evening, my name is Riccardo Marini, I am an alcoholic” – If I was, and wanted to get better,...


5 Jun 2008

Over the last few years the Design Champion initiative has contributed to the debate on connecting up Glasgow and...


4 Jun 2008

Throughout the world the post industrial landscapes of docks and dockyards has changed beyond recognition, presenting...


4 Jun 2008

Princes Street is one of the most spectacular streets in Europe. Its great drama lies in its setting facing the castle...


4 Jun 2008

YOU either have it or you don’t. Work in China that is, and depending upon which side of that line an architect...


4 Jun 2008

In the old, pre-Thatcher days of trade union power, the mention of a ‘work to rule’ was a well recognised...


4 Jun 2008

The visitor’s image of Edinburgh is of a great historical city with an astonishing array of urban design set...


4 Jun 2008

The last quarter of 2007 saw the impact of the so called credit crunch bite directly where it was most visible, in the...


4 Jun 2008

Waverley is a remarkable piece of town planning. The notion of building a railway line along the bottom of Princes...


4 Jun 2008

We feel there’s quite a bit of unfinished business on Lothian Road. The Exchange project has almost been...


4 Jun 2008

Picardy Place is a depressingly triumphant example of the erosion of place through increase in traffic movement.

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4 Jun 2008

There is no doubt that the tram and its integration into modern Edinburgh is going to be of the most challenging urban...


4 Jun 2008

Though the Haymarket has always been central Edinburgh’s westernmost station, it has until recently been almost a...


4 Jun 2008

There are many examples of excellent initiatives across Europe (and indeed the world) of cities that have an urban...


4 Jun 2008

This is an excellent example of how the Design Champion initiative successfully promoted the involvement of urban...


4 Jun 2008


I still have all my pantone pens, airbrush, .25 & .5 Rotring pens and even an AO drawing...


4 Jun 2008

It has been over four years since the Urban Design Group, of which I was a member, recommended the appointment of a...


4 Jun 2008

Jim MacKinnon heads up the new Directorate for the Built Environment, which now embraces planning, building standards...


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