Anna McLuckie is a recently qualified architect who studied at the Glasgow School of Art and at the ENSA Paris-Belleville in France. She previously worked in Italy before joining Oliver Chapman Architects as an architectural assistant in 2014. 

She has been involved in a wide variety of project types during her time with OCA, ranging from coordinating and delivering community engagement events, to working on domestic, residential and public buildings. She is currently Project Architect for the Maritime Hub in Ardrishaig which is due to be completed on site at the end of 2018.

Interests: Film photography, glass & ceramics, hand-drawing

Anna McLuckie BArch(Hons) DipArch

Emily Spencer has joined the practice as a Part I architectural assistant to further her studies at Newcastle University. One of her favourite academic projects she has worked on was a craft school on the Quayside, reinstating public connections along the River Tyne via a community space using ancient Japanese methodology and materials. She has a strong interest in community projects, as well as the mixture of historical and contemporary design and is enjoying getting to grips with the complexities of design in practice.

Interests: Interior design, photography, graphic design, painting

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Frances Heslop trained at University College London and the Glasgow School of Art and qualified as an architect in 2017. Prior to joining Oliver Chapman Architects in 2018, Frances worked in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Through her experience she has developed a strong interest in community driven housing projects and placemaking. She has previously been involved in delivering a number of affordable housing projects across Scotland and has significant experience in designing successful, sustainable buildings and environments.  

Frances Heslop BSc(Hons) DipArch


Grigor Mitchell 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 collaborates with OCA on certain projects.

Grigor became 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 Mitchell BSc BArch(Hons) RIAS



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 practices 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, travelling

Nick Green MA(Hons) MArch


Oliver Chapman founded the practice in 1997 and provides 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 which includes coordinating multi-disciplinary teams especially for community engagement projects. He has over twenty years professional experience creating buildings and places for creative industries, residential, leisure and other commercial uses often involving the sensitive re-use of buildings, some of which have significant heritage value in places with high landscape value. He has received RIBA awards amongst others on behalf of the practice’s work and is an architectural assessor for the annual Civic Trust Award. He occasionally teaches architecture (recently at University of Edinburgh and Newcastle) and speaks regularly in public about the work and ethos of the practice. He founded Schop, an early start-up co-working business in 2008, which has developed into a provider of office space and services for self-employed individuasl and small businesses in two locations.

Interests: Civic life and debate, city cycling, singing with Calton Consort

Oliver Chapman, Director, BA(Hons) MArch RIAS, RIAS Sustainable Design Accredited