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John Gilbert Architects complete leadership succession

August 30 2019

John Gilbert Architects complete leadership succession

John Gilbert Architects have announced the retirement of practice founder and RIAS fellow John Gilbert, completing a succession plan first put into place in 2012.

Gilbert founded the practice which bears his name in 1992 shortly after the publication of the Tenement Handbook and has gone onto building the practice over the intervening 27 years, maintaining a strong interest in conservation throughout.

Recent work has focused on the delivery of ‘Passivhoos’ standard affordable homes in partnership with housing associations by developing new methods of low energy construction while championing refurbishment and maintenance.

Over the past seven years, Gilbert has been working with directors Matt Bridgestock; Scott Abercrombie and Chris Morgan to carry the baton forward.

In a statement, the practice wrote: “In his retirement, he will continue to work with John Gilbert Architects on a consultancy basis, volunteer for the Leith Theatre Trust and also to act as a director of the Vivarium Trust. John remains active in tenement repair and research, his work and direct contact details can be found at”


Niall Murphy
#1 Posted by Niall Murphy on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:18 PM
Congratulations on such an amazingly varied and interesting career John and all the best for your well deserved retirement! Your work on first the Tenement Handbook and now Under One Roof is incredibly important to the long term sustainability of Scotland's tenement stock and we at Glasgow City Heritage Trust are major fans!!!
Steve Jobs
#2 Posted by Steve Jobs on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:57 PM
Happy retirement to John. I can only assume the chap in the tree has been promoted as the new MD.
Chris Stewart
#3 Posted by Chris Stewart on 30 Aug 2019 at 16:41 PM
All the very best John in your retirement, and all the best to John Gilbert Architects for the future, a great group of people. Your work is an inspiration to us all.

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