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May 2 2012

 Stallan-Brand studio launched
Paul Stallan and Alistair Brand have launched Glasgow’s newest architectural practice, Stallan-Brand, here Paul Stallan outlines what the future holds for the studio.

Alistair and I have established a new architecture and design practice. We are both excited and looking forward to the prospect of creating something different outwith the large practice model.  Craig Gray, an award-winning architect we have worked with previously, has also joined the practice to broaden our offer.

Although our practice is new Alistair and I have worked together successfully for seventeen years always looking out for one another; the very first project we worked on jointly was the Tron Theatre in Glasgow, a project that gave us a flying start and helped us begin building a reputation in Scotland for urban regeneration and arts projects. It is clear that although a new practice people kindly appreciate that we have a legacy of successful projects that we led previously.

Going forward our aim is to be very selective with regards the projects we take on. We are already busy on a number of new commissions with ambitious clients.  We are involved in a number of regional projects as well as international. Presently we have a prospect that we are being considered for in New York and one in the Maldives.

Social and urban regeneration work will continue to be an area we will be involved in together with education projects. We are excited about seeing the Commonwealth Games Village and the Gorbals Laurieston masterplan coming out of the ground.

With regards to education projects we are being considered presently for three projects, two being masterplan related and one a major new build submission.

On commercial work the market is still very difficult. That said some parts of the world remain buoyant and we have always been interested in working internationally. We are in touch with a number of investors in London who have briefed us on the types of projects that they want to fund. Being proactive in helping our clients develop a business plan is something we have always done. 

Alistair and I are the happiest we have been in a long time. I am for example still finding time to paint large scale and have started making architectural models. We are hoping to stage an exhibition soon where I hope to show some of this.

17 Comments

ex employee
#1 Posted by ex employee on 2 May 2012 at 12:39 PM
good luck guys!
another ex employee
#2 Posted by another ex employee on 2 May 2012 at 12:46 PM
All the best guys, good luck!
interested
#3 Posted by interested on 2 May 2012 at 13:27 PM
Look forward to seeing your work as the practice develops.
Nutter
#4 Posted by Nutter on 2 May 2012 at 14:04 PM
Great news chaps! all the very best !

GRAHAM
#5 Posted by GRAHAM on 2 May 2012 at 15:30 PM
Wishing you all the Best for the Future Guys
me
#6 Posted by me on 2 May 2012 at 17:33 PM
"very selective with regards the projects we take on", I sure there is a bathroom extention or two in there some were :-)
Nirmeth
#7 Posted by Nirmeth on 2 May 2012 at 17:44 PM
Craig Gray.... who is only a Part 2 Architect....?
Green Aye
#8 Posted by Green Aye on 2 May 2012 at 21:32 PM
Jealous much, Nirmeth?
yet another ex employee
#9 Posted by yet another ex employee on 3 May 2012 at 09:38 AM
great news guys.... great to see you smiling again!!
Green Nay
#10 Posted by Green Nay on 4 May 2012 at 12:55 PM
First hire needs to be a copywriter...
Part 2 Architectural Assistant
#11 Posted by Part 2 Architectural Assistant on 4 May 2012 at 13:38 PM
@ Nirmeth
You have negated your comment by not using Assistant after the Architect!!??
Ex RMJM
#12 Posted by Ex RMJM on 4 May 2012 at 22:05 PM
And a big well done to Ian and Neil for steadying the RMJM Glasgow ship!
yet another ex employee
#13 Posted by yet another ex employee on 7 May 2012 at 13:36 PM
RMJM ship? .......submarine more like!!!!
The one with the fringe
#14 Posted by The one with the fringe on 13 Jun 2012 at 13:09 PM
Just came across this!..
Well done to yous both! Still waiting for the website :)
Shall keep a look out for near future exhibitions!
Craig's Mam
#15 Posted by Craig's Mam on 14 Jun 2012 at 14:27 PM
Although me wee craig has questionyeble fashion sense(what are those shoes aaal abooot?) he is an fhane an' dahndi colourerinor.

Craigs mam
x
Ex Rumjumer
#16 Posted by Ex Rumjumer on 14 Jun 2012 at 14:57 PM
Great news! aw the best to you guys :)
the ginger student that came back for more
#17 Posted by the ginger student that came back for more on 15 Jun 2012 at 01:55 AM
Great news guys! Will definitely be keeping an eye on what exciting projects you take on. Congrats Craig as well! :)

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