Delightful door detail in Inverness

Inverness Architectural Review

This weekend I reached a major milestone and finished the review of the 200th building. For the past two years I have been researching and drafting the Illustrated Guide to the architecture of Inverness for the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

community hall and church roofs have to deal with climate change MAAC Studio conservation architect Inverness Edinburgh

Global Warming and Traditional Properties

Changes in our climate are having an unexpected impact on our historic buildings. While many commentators are concerned about temperature rises, what is of more immediate concern to those responsible for a traditional building is the frequency and intensity of heavy rain showers.

Over development of the historic Inverness rivereside

Legacy Issues

Awareness of our surroundings seems to be something that is in short supply these days. A raft of developments that have been presented to Highland Council for planning approval recently only serve to confirm this position.

renaissance architecture in Inverness MAAC Studio

The Northern Renaissance

If you like radical, progressive ideas you have to love the renaissance. It is an important milestone, marking the emergence of reason and scientific enquiry. It would eclipse mysticism and superstition, leading to the industrial revolution, every technological advance that followed and our modern concept of human rights.

investigation of lead roof failure MAAC Studio conservation architect Inverness Edinburgh

Lead Roofing 01

Lead is a traditional building material that has been used for hundreds of years. Lead is a high quality material but it is not indestructible. It needs to be installed and importantly maintained correctly.