Salt damage on our urban streetscapes MAAC Studio conservation architect

Urban A-Salt !

Is the council destroying your building?

Road salt is one of the most damaging substances when it comes to stone buildings.

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.