Arup first practised in Edinburgh in 1960. Over the next few years, staff numbers increased, occupying several offices throughout Edinburgh. To bring its staff together and accommodate growth, Arup Associates was commissioned to design a purpose built office. The resulting pavilion within the walled garden of the original Scotstoun House was designed principally by Peter Foggo during 1964/65 and occupied in December 1966. Scotstoun House has since been owned and occupied by Arup, which includes the recent refurbishment.