Architect Simon Winstanley passes away aged 73
April 12 2021
Simon Winstanley, the founder of Simon Winstanley Architects, has passed away at the age of 73 following a short illness, bequeathing a legacy of striking low-energy homes across Dumfries and Galloway.
Winstanley co-founded his eponymous Castle Douglas based practice in 1983 (then known as Crallan & Winstanley Architects) heading it through to his retirement in December 2018.
Notable examples of his work include Taigh Sonas near Dalbeattie and The Houl at the River Ken Valley, both of which were widely lauded for furthering Passivhaus principles, fueling a fertile presence on the awards circuit.
A graduate of Regent Street Polytechnic in London Winstanley cut his teeth as a partner with Colquhoun + Miller Architects, serving for four years from 1973 before leaving for the Mackintosh School of Architecture to become a tutor and year master.
Winstanley is survived by his four children and second wife, Petal Ashmole, following the death of his first wife Annie Winstanley.
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