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Practice Statement

To help improve the quality and beauty of our built and natural environment in the most sustainable way possible for the benefit of all.

The practice has an exceptional range and depth of experience in the conservation, interpretation and presentation of historic buildings, landscapes and artefacts. This is combined with design ability and experience in developing new, environment conscious and sustainable buildings in historically sensitive locations.

John Renshaw Architects have been committed the protection of the environment and promotion of sustainable development since its inception in 1992.

We believe that design is an ethical activity and are committed to the use of materials and products and the design of buildings and structures and the development of communities, which are benign to living species and planetary ecology.

The practice endeavours to prevent pollution, reduce waste, encourage recycling, reduce energy consumption, reduce noise and light pollution and reduce the use of non renewable resources through our business decisions and consulting activities.

We believe that -

The design process should be a stimulating, creative and a communal process
Design should enhance the environment, uplift the human spirit and strengthen the sense of community
Waste should be minimised or eliminated
Energy should be used efficiently and come from renewable resources
Material and products used should be safe, non toxic and have long term value

John Renshaw Architects are members of the Scottish Ecological Design Association and the Association for Environment Conscious Building (the sustainable building association).

Recent Projects

Steiner Academy Hereford, Much Dewchurch Herefordshire
Morar Community Pavilion
New Harbour Building Tobermory, Isle of Mull for the Tobermory Harbour Association 
New Church Hall Salen Isle of Mull for the Church of Scotland
Survey of cast iron entrance canopy Rothesay for Historic Scotland
Conservation Management Plan for the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Alterations to the Scottish Gallery Edinburgh
New houses at Craignure and Dervaig Isle of Mull for private developers
Renovation and restoration of estate houses and steadings for the Torloisk Estate Isle of Mull
Repair and conservation work to Kilmore Church Dervaig Isle of Mull


European Architectural Hertiage Award 1995 for the conservation and restoration work to Iona Abbey
Commendation in the Saltire Society 1991 Arts and Crafts Architecture Competition

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John Renshaw Architects
Contact Details
Phone: 0131 555 2245
Fax: 0131 555 5526
86 Constitution Street
Edinburgh EH6 6RP
No. of architects: 3
No. of staff: 3
Principal Contacts
John Renshaw
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