The Art of Making Space
Our architecture is driven by place and people. We create bespoke spaces of quality, flair, and imagination, designed around our clients, which sit comfortably within their context.
All clients are unique, and as a result so are the buildings we create, which are always thoughtful, innovative, and finely detailed. We use light, materials, and attention to detail, to create spaces which are a joy to inhabit.
Our work has been recognised with numerous awards, as well as being widely published both in the UK and internationally.
Our studio was founded in 2010 by Andrew and Kate Brown, in the midst of a worldwide economic recession.
Despite these challenging circumstances we have evolved steadily into an award-winning and successful practice, amassing a distinct portfolio of award-winning projects.
We offer a breadth of design and technical experience, which allows us to craft and deliver high-quality buildings across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Over recent years the profile of Brown + Brown has risen, with articles featuring regularly in architecture and design magazines, lifestyle publications, the wider press, and numerous coffee table books.
Every project we create is founded on an ethos of quality design and materiality and is designed with our clients at the very core of the process.
We approach every project without a pre-conceived solution in mind, which allows us to explore ideas with our clients which respond to both their needs and the particular qualities of their site. We never impose a solution on our clients, and instead, work with them to create spaces finely crafted around them.
Our architecture is strongly driven by place, and as such specific context is vitally important to the design and siting of our buildings. Every location is different, and as a result so is every building, with all of our architecture bespoke, and driven by context.
At the core of our work is the qualities of space we create, which explores notions of light, shadow, form, scale, and materiality. From initial concept stages, we produce sketches and visuals that communicate these qualities from a human perspective, allowing our clients to visualise and imagine their space.
Strong detailing and technical skills allow us to translate our ideas into built form, whilst still retaining all key elements of the initial concept. This requires skill, flair, and expertise, and is achieved by ensuring a collaborative approach with other consultants and the select group of contractors with which we work.
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graduated from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and has worked for several celebrated Scottish practices prior to co-founding Brown + Brown in 2010.
Andrew coordinates the design output of the office, and brings obsessive levels of technical detail to all of our projects, ensuring that design intent is preserved from conception to completion.
Andrew has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, in addition to being an invited critic and guest lecturer at several UK schools of Architecture. He is a member of the ARB, RIBA, RIAS and SEDA, and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art. Along with Andrew, she co-founded Brown + Brown Architects in 2010.
Kate focuses on the planning and interiors output of the office, using her urban and regional planning experience to ensure that our work is always site-specific, with a design process that uses context and appropriateness as a generator.
Kate is actively involved in design tutoring and is a visiting critic at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
graduated from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University, and became an Associate in 2016.
Blair brings great energy to the practice, contributing across a variety projects of different type and scale, and has a keen eye for detail and materials. He is also responsible for marketing and business development for the practice.
Blair is heavy influenced by Scandinavian design, and following his studies spent a year working for the celebrated Swedish practice Sandell Sandberg, in Malmo.