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January 30 2019

Malcolm Fraser and Robin Livingstone reunite behind new practice

Architects Malcolm Fraser and Robin Livingstone have reunited behind a new practice four years on from the closure of Malcolm Fraser Architects in August 2015.

Livingstone worked at MFA for a decade before moving onto 7N Architects but will now come full circle as a founding partner in Fraser/Livingstone Architects. Fraser meanwhile has spent the intervening years working for Halliday Fraser Munro and has been a leading champion of RIAS reform.

Building on their shared history the new practice has already secured a wide body of work ranging from a community business hub in Glasgow’s Kinning Park Complex to a distillery on the Isle of Barra and a new extension to The Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds.

In a statement the practice wrote: “Fraser/Livingstone Architects will build on our heritage to make new buildings and environments that are rooted in place and the progressive principle that climate, openness and gathering remain central to our wellbeing.

“We will also continue to advocate for architecture to put social responsibility at its heart, with its professionalism at the service of the health and wellbeing of society and the wider care we all must take of the environment.”

The practice is seeking a newly qualified architect or part 2 assistant to help with this workload, with prospective candidates invited to get in touch via mail@fraserlivingstone.com

Fraser and Livingstone are already hard at work, with a new distillery on Barra being among their first priorities
Fraser and Livingstone are already hard at work, with a new distillery on Barra being among their first priorities
One of the practices first projects will be a new restaurant called The Toll House by The Water of Leith in Canonmills - for which a planning application is expected shortly
One of the practices first projects will be a new restaurant called The Toll House by The Water of Leith in Canonmills - for which a planning application is expected shortly

7 Comments

Philip
#1 Posted by Philip on 30 Jan 2019 at 19:54 PM
Looking forward to learning more about the Toll House thingy, specifically why the rural chic shedchitecture.....in the middle of a city... and without any toll house quality- ‘Rooted in place’ you say?
I guess I could read the forecoming design statement to find out, but if its anything like their pretentious (but entirely predictable) practice statement, I may not.
boaby wan
#2 Posted by boaby wan on 30 Jan 2019 at 22:30 PM
Hope Livingstone has been on a book keeping course...
FHM
#3 Posted by FHM on 31 Jan 2019 at 08:43 AM
I would suggest that any future employees carefully read on the way MFA was wound up.
D to the R
#4 Posted by D to the R on 1 Feb 2019 at 13:35 PM
Could they give Alan Dunlop at joab?
dos
#5 Posted by dos on 2 Feb 2019 at 15:44 PM
Both fine Architects, Scotland needs this calibre of practice starting up. Wish them all the best for the future.
FLW
#6 Posted by FLW on 3 Feb 2019 at 08:04 AM
Really looking forward to seeing what this exciting new practice will bring.
As usual, the level of ignorant UR troll comments on this story is an absolute embarrassment.
boaby wan
#7 Posted by boaby wan on 3 Feb 2019 at 20:06 PM
FLW, indeed, it will be interesting to see what the emperor is wearing this season... could they not have just paid for a job advert like everyone else?

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