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Talk - Evolution of a 'Scots' architectural style

Door open days


Crichton Woods, Architect

"As a child my grandfather spent a considerable amount of time with me. I remember being taken on numerous walking tours around buildings old and new. For many of the Edwardian buildings he had personally known the designers and had tales to tell of the builders.

On one particular occasion I remember my grandfather taking me to the National Galleries for an exhibition on the Robert Adam drawings from Blair Adam. I was swept away by the Romantic images. How could somebody sketch these fantastic images straight from their imagination? My grandfather then told me we had our own style of Scottish Architecture that was based on a very individual and beautiful style created in the sixteenth century and that many architects had used this language to design their buildings."

Crichton's main aim is to be simply the best practice in Scotland in designing houses and small developments in a modern Scots style. With new developments in carbon neutral construction and renewable energy it is a very exciting time to develop a new Scottish house style.



Where to find us

  • The Glasite Meeting House
  • 33 Barony Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 6NX