arpl architects
ARPL Architects
Lead working

understanding detail of specialist hand worked leadwork (conservation)

Timber Frames

honeycomb clay blocks have a natural thermal performance for an un-insulated building (sustainable)


high historic buildings require scaffolding which does not damage the fabric and is structurally sound (CDM and conservation)

accreditations in specialist fields


The practice has detailed experience in the conservation field, and in particular with projects to provide new or alternative uses for listed or redundant buildings, including several Scheduled Ancient Monuments. Through this work we have extensive experience in assisting grant negotiations with Historic Scotland, HLF and other funding bodies. This expertise has resulted in the practice being commissioned for a number of public buildings and the re-use or conversion of historic buildings.

We have two architects with RIAS Accreditation in Conservation Architecture:
Rebecca Cadie has Advanced level accreditation and Patrick Lorimer is a member of both the RIAS accreditation scheme and the RIBA/ Architects Accredited in Building Conservation. Patrick has been accredited from the outset of the established scheme and his interests and experience have been our historic building work foundation. Other staff members have conservation experience and are preparing for accreditation.

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Gordon Fleming is accredited in sustainable design as part of the initial scheme developed by the RIAS and is also a certified Passiv Haus Designer. He leads the practice in our approach to design, particularly for new buildings, and success has been recognised through various design awards.  His interests have resulted in utilising some innovative technology, and as a practice we ensure each site and building is considered carefully to produce appropriate solutions.  Several other members of staff have developed particular interest and expertise in sustainable issues and knowledge of environmental technology. As a practice we expect several members to become accredited within the RIAS scheme.

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View our sustainable design section