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.

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.

Bridge Street Inverness MAAC Studio Architects

Bridge Street De-constructed

The much-maligned Bridge Street development has long been a target for criticism. While the building in its current form may be out of step with the Inverness of the twenty first century, it is wrong to claim that it is beyond redemption and must be destroyed. 

Storm damage to historic architecture in Highland capital by MAAC Studio architects Inverness Edinburgh

Storm Damage

Damage caused by high winds to historic buildings in the centre of Inverness made the headlines this week.

Masonry falling from buildings is always extremely dangerous and has caused fatalities in the past, it is no surprise that it is a matter of public concern. However, there was an irony about the response of some of our councillors, reported in the local press.

Enlightenment Edinburgh Challenge

Guess the Building.

We are enjoying our new surroundings, after months of planning we have now opened our Edinburgh office. So can you Guess what this building is, located only a stones throw from our new studio? There is no denying the gravitas of this beautifully crafted building.