Oliver Chapman founded the practice in 1997 and provides overall direction to the firm. He takes a personal, hands-on approach to projects and is keen to create a collaborative spirit throughout the practice's activities. He has twenty years professional experience creating buildings and places for arts, residential and commercial uses often involving the sensitive re-use of buildings with significant heritage value and has received RIBA awards amongst others for his practice’s work. He speaks regularly in public about the work and ethos of the practice. He also founded social enterprise Schop Institute in 2008 to widen audiences to the discussion about architecture and the public realm.
Interests: Civic life and debate, city cycling, singing with Calton Consort
Oliver Chapman, Director, BA(Hons), MArch, RIAS, RIAS Sustainable Design Accredited
Grigor Mitchell Bsc BArch(Hons) RIAS qualified as an architect in 1999. The majority of his professional career has been spent working in Edinburgh, where he has also worked for several other major practices and led the Edinburgh office of Dyer Associates between 2007 and 2009. His prior experience also includes two years spent in Graz, Austria, and a year out placement in Germany where he worked with Daniel Libeskind in Berlin. He collaborated with OCA on certain projects.
Grigor qualified as a certified Passivhaus designer in 2010 and has been involved in the design and delivery of a number of low energy houses and certified Passivhaus projects throughout Scotland. These skills are also being applied through his role in a Government funded research project with Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen, which aims to develop and build a ‘market ready’ Passivhaus with a major housebuilder.
He has been instrumental in the implementation of Revit BIM software in the practice, which is used on all major commissions.
Interests: construction skills, city cycling, autoharping, coxing
Grigor qualified as an architect in 1999, is registered with the ARB and is a member of the RIAS and a certified Passivhaus Designer.
Anna McLuckie is a recently qualified architect who studied at the Glasgow School of Art. Her previous experience includes working and studying in Paris and Vicenza, where she developed her expertise in working with historic buildings and structures. She can often be found reading about and visiting examples of architecture across the world, and is enjoying getting to grips with the intricacies of architectural design in her capacity as architectural assistant at Oliver Chapman Architects.
Interests: Film photography, glass & ceramics, hand-drawing, cookery
Anna McLuckie BArch(Hons) DipArch
Nick Green studied at the University of Edinburgh, where his graduate project received RIAS Silver Medal commendation, and is a qualified RIBA Part II architectural assistant. His previous experience includes working for offices in Edinburgh and Copenhagen, as well as a period of self-led study in Florence as a Royal Scottish Academy scholar. While working in Denmark he developed a strong interest in community projects, and enjoys travelling to see interesting design projects around Scotland and further afield.
Interests: Model making, graphic design, violin, travel
Nick Green MA(Hons) MArch
Martha Halliday has joined the practice as a Part I architectural assistant as part of her studies at the University of Edinburgh. One of her favourite academic projects she has worked on was a library in the centre of Rome, reinstating an existing piazza with a community space using modern materials. She has a keen interest in the mixture of historical and contemporary design and is enjoying getting to grips with the complexities of design in practice.
Interests: Interior Design, film photography, baking