Our Studio

We are primarily based at our studio in Strathdon, located in Aberdeenshire, in the Cairngorms National Park, which we designed in 2020. With a wall of glass overlooking Glen Nochty, we find that being surrounded by a sensitive landscape which is akin to those in which our buildings are often located, enhances our design process and sensitivity. We also maintain a base in Inverness.

With a close interest in contextual architecture, as well as exploring contemporary interpretations of vernacular Scottish architecture, we truly understand the value and importance of creating homes that are not only beautiful but completely functional.

Whether your project is a modern sustainable house, a country home, or a sensitive renovation, we bring a collaborative and open-minded approach to all of our work, ensuring that clients are at the centre of the process, and the building is bespoke to them.

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Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Andrew worked for several celebrated Scottish Architecture practices before setting up Brown & Brown in 2010. Andrew coordinates the studios design output, and always brings unprecedented levels of technical detail to all of our projects, ensuring that the design intent is preserved throughout - from conception to completion.

Andrew is an invited critic and guest lecturer at several UK schools of Architecture, and has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Andrew is a certified member of the ARB, RIBA, RIAS and SEDA, and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.

Kate Brown

Kate Brown

Kate has played an integral part of the business since co founding Brown & Brown in 2010.

With a keen focus on the detail, Kate works closely with clients and contractors through the planning and interior stages of our projects. Using her professional experience in urban and regional planning to ensure that our work is always site-specific. Kate has previously been involved in design tutoring and is a visiting critic at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, in Aberdeen.

Awards & Publications

  • Scottish Design Awards 2022

    — Architecture Practice of the Year

  • Scottish Design Awards 2022

    — Residential Award (Commendation) — House for a Chemist

  • Aberdeen Society of Architects Awards 2022

    — Residential Award — Lower Tullochgrue

  • Aberdeen Society of Architects Awards 2022

    — Small Project Award — Cornival

  • Aberdeen Society of Architects Awards 2022

    — Residential Award (Commendation) — House for a Chemist

  • Aberdeen Society of Architects Awards 2022

    — Residential Award (Commendation) — Cornival

  • Architects' Journal Manser Medal

    — House of the Year Award (Shortlisted) — Lower Tullochgrue

  • Saltire Housing Design Awards 2021

    — Single Dwelling Award — Lower Tullochgrue

  • Scottish Design Awards 2021

    — Chairman’s Award for Architecture - Lower Tullochgrue

  • Scottish Design Awards 2021

    — Residential: Single home — Lower Tullochgrue (Award)

  • Scottish Design Awards 2021

    — Residential: Single home — Upper Parkbrae (Commendation)

  • Aberdeenshire Design and Landscape Awards 2021

    — High Commendation

  • Aberdeen Society of Architects Awards 2020

    — Winner - Innovative Use of Timber

  • Aberdeen Society of Architects Awards 2020

    — High Commendation - Sustainability

  • Scottish Design Award 2017

    — Finalist Best Residential Project

  • Sustainable Building Awards 2017

    — Best Design Led Architects Practice UK

  • 2017 Civic Trust Award

    — Regional Finalist

  • Scottish Design Award 2016
  • Sustainable Building Awards 2016

    — Best Architecture Firm in Scotland

  • Aberdeen Society of Architects Award 2016
  • Architecture Awards 2016

    — Best Contemporary Architecture Firm, North-East Scotland

  • Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Award 2016
  • Structural Timber Awards 2016

    — Project of the Year (Finalist)

  • Cairngorms National Park Design Award 2016

    — Best New Build House

  • Cairngorms National Park Design Award 2016

    — Overall Winner

  • 40 under 40 Scotland 2016 Award

    — Andrew Brown

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If you’d like to discuss a project please contact Andrew or Kate on +44 (0)1975 325 003 or alternatively email info@brownandbrownarchitects.com