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Aberdeen Society of Architects (ASA)

The Aberdeen Society of Architects represents some two hundred chartered architects within the City of Aberdeen and the surrounding area. ASA’s main aim is to promote the interests of architects and architecture within this region.

The Aberdeen Society of Architects was established in 1898 as an institute to represent and support them, to promote lectures and educational trips, and further the objectives of the architectural profession as a whole.

ASA’s founding president was James Souttar, who was in the chair from 1898 to 1900; he was followed by Arthur Clyne, formerly of the significant local practice Pirie & Clyne. Clyne retired as president in 1914 with an honorarium of £20, after having served two periods each of five years (1900-04 then 1909-13): by that time, the Society had allied itself to the national architectural bodies in Edinburgh and in London. In those days, representatives from Aberdeen made regular trips south, as they still do today, to put forward the views of architects in the North East.

After a proposal was tabled at the start of the Great War, the ASA discussed and tentatively agreed to the registration of architects, and also to chartered status for the profession: the debate is recorded at length in the chapter’s Annual Reports of the time. By the end of 1916 the chartership was in place and the Aberdeen Society of Architects acquired a second identity as the Aberdeen Chapter of the newly-founded Institute of Scottish Architects – thus the “1916” on the chapter’s crest. Dr William Kelly – an architect and antiquarian who is famously remembered for “Kelly’s Cats”, the cast-iron leopards on Union Bridge – was a fellow of the ASA, and an early president of the national body.

At the same time, the ASA’s remit was altered to take in only the counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine: a new society was established in Inverness to cover that area, which was previously served by the Aberdeen chapter.

Over the years the structure of the profession has changed – the larger private practices of turn-of-the-20th century Aberdeen consisted of relatively few architects, with many apprentices and assistants; after the Second World War, the rebuilding effort and establishment of the Welfare State encouraged many architects to work for the public sector, in Local Authority offices; nowadays, the majority again work in private practice.

The current ASA Council consists of twelve local architects. We encourage local architects with an interest in the Chapter to get in touch.

President

David Chouman FRIAS RIBA
+44 (0) 1224 702 183
president@aberdeenarchitects.org

Secretary

Ross Anderson
info@tintoarchitecture.com

Practices in this Chapter

57 North Architecture
Signal House
Station Road South
Peterculter
ABERDEEN AB14 0LL
United Kingdom
Aberdeen City Council
Communities, Housing and Infrastructure
Design Team (Public Buildings) Business Hub 10
2F South Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AB
United Kingdom
01224 523888
smclaughlin@aberdeencity.gov.uk
ABN7 Architects
18 Fountainhall Road
ABERDEEN AB15 4DT
United Kingdom
01224 561 800
office@abn7architects.co.uk
Albyn Architects Ltd
25 Orchard Street
ABERDEEN AB24 3DA
United Kingdom
01224 649 250
ian@albynarchitects.co.uk
Alexander Reith (Architect)
The Stables
Barnyards
Easterskene
SKENE AB32 6YB
United Kingdom
01224 743 575
alexreith.architect@btinternet.com
Andrew A Ritchie Chartered Architect
50 Allardice Street
STONEHAVEN AB39 2RA
United Kingdom
01569 760077.
design@andrew-ritchie.co.uk
Andrew Keir Chartered Architect
Bloomfield
Finzean
BANCHORY AB31 6LY
United Kingdom
01330 850 677
info@akarchitect.co.uk
Angela Dow Architect
Oread Cottage
Gartly
Gartly
HUNTLY AB54 4RQ
United Kingdom
01466 720788
angela@adow.co.uk
Annie Kenyon Architects Limited
Haddo
North Gate Lodge
Inverkeithny
HUNTLY AB54 7XB
United Kingdom
01464 851 621
info@akenyonarchitects.com
Arch Henderson LLP
26 Rubislaw Terrace
ABERDEEN AB10 1XE
United Kingdom
01224 631 122
headoffice@arch-henderson.co.uk
Brown + Brown Architects
12a Carden Place
ABERDEEN AB10 1UR
United Kingdom
01224 518300
mail@brownandbrownarchitects.com
CAG Architects Ltd
Garrowood Croft
Grange
KEITH AB55 6SE
United Kingdom
07787 932 950
info@cagarchitects.co.uk
Calder Design
19 Beechgrove Terrace
ABERDEEN AB2 4DR
United Kingdom
01224 633 889
calderdesign@hotmail.com
Camphill Architecture and Development
Newton Dee
Bieldside
ABERDEEN AB15 9DX
United Kingdom
01224 867 450
Colin Thompson Chartered Architect
Old Chapel Road
INVERURIE AB51 4QN
United Kingdom
01467 672 451
admin@ctarchitect.co.uk
Cooper & MacGregor Ltd
86 Summerhill Crescent
ABERDEEN AB15 6ED
United Kingdom
01224 323 839
mail@coopmac.scot
Covell Matthews Architects Ltd
9 Albyn Terrace
ABERDEEN AB10 1YP
United Kingdom
01224 634040
aberdeen@covellmatthews.co.uk
Cumming and Co (Aberdeen) Ltd.
Albion House
6 Castlehill
ABERDEEN AB11 5GJ
United Kingdom
01224 355600
info@cummingandco.com
David Chouman Architect Ltd
19 Gordon Road
Bridge of Don
ABERDEEN AB23 8PT
United Kingdom
01224 702183
davecarchitect@aol.com
David Murray Associates
The Radar Station
Donmouth Road
Bridge of Don
ABERDEEN AB23 8DR
United Kingdom
01224 709600
admin@dma-architects.co.uk
David S Baxter Chartered Architect
Glenhead Studio
Gight
Methlick
ABERDEEN AB41 7HU
United Kingdom
01651 806641
d.s.baxter@btinternet.com
Davidson Smith Partnership LLP
Leadside House
62 Leadside Road
ABERDEEN AB25 1TW
United Kingdom
01224 625372
dsp@davidson-smith.co.uk
Derek L Young Chartered Architect
32 Meikle Gardens
WESTHILL AB32 6WN
United Kingdom
01224 467358
derek-young@btconnect.com
DWR Architecture
10 Station Square
ABOYNE AB34 5HX
United Kingdom
013398 85407
info@dwrarchitect.com
Eleanor Alexander Architect Ltd
15 Nellfred Terrace
INVERURIE AB51 4TJ
United Kingdom
01467 625770
eleanor@ea-architect.co.uk
Fiddes Architects
No 22F Bridge Street
Banchory
ABERDEENSHIRE AB31 5SX
United Kingdom
01330 823 332
eoghain@fiddesarchitects.com
FS Architecture
Willowbrook
INSCH AB52 6LF
United Kingdom
07776 801 238
fiona@fs-architecture.com
Gary Grant Architect
Grenferns
Watson Street
BANCHORY AB31 5UB
United Kingdom
01330 850 505
ggrantarchitect@aol.com
George Douglas Architects Ltd
4 Mackenzie Place
Old Aberdeen
ABERDEEN AB24 3EG
United Kingdom
01224 524 139
info@georgedouglas.co.uk
George W Simpson Chartered Architect
Tulloford Mill
Old Meldrum
INVERURIE AB51 0AQ
United Kingdom
01651 873 601
gwsarchitect@btinternet.com
George Watt and Stewart
24 North Silver Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1RL
United Kingdom
01224 639 232
mail@gws-architects.co.uk
GGS Architect
23 College Bounds
Old Aberdeen
ABERDEEN AB24 3DX
United Kingdom
01224 276323
ggsarchitect@aol.com
GPA Humphries
75 Albury Road
ABERDEEN AB11 6TP
United Kingdom
01224 574 425
architects@gpa-humphries.co.uk
Graham Mitchell Architects Limited
22 Rubislaw Terrace
ABERDEEN AB10 1XE
United Kingdom
01224 649949
office@gma-aberdeen.co.uk
Halliday Fraser Munro
8 Victoria Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1XB
United Kingdom
01224 388 700
info@hfm.co.uk
Hyve Architects Ltd
68-72 Allardice Street
STONEHAVEN AB39 2AA
United Kingdom
01569 763 579
nikki.ritchie@hyvearch.co.uk
Ian Duncan Architects Ltd
25 Market Place
INVERURIE AB51 3PU
United Kingdom
01467 625500
info@ianduncanarchitects.co.uk
Ian Rodger Architects
No 1B Ruthrie Terrace
ABERDEEN AB10 7JY
United Kingdom
01224 313 080
info@ir-architects.co.uk
Ian Rodger Architects
28 Bridge Street
Ballater
ABERDEENSHIRE AB35 5QP
United Kingdom
01339 329 029
info@ir-architects.co.uk
Jam Studio Ltd
The Steading at Moss Side
Fetternear
INVERURIE AB51 5JX
United Kingdom
01224 646450
info@jamstudio.uk.com
James Campbell
Cruachan
Craigearn
Kemnay
Inverurie
ABERDEENSHIRE AB51 5LN
United Kingdom
01467 642 532
james@campbell-james.co.uk
James Greig
27 Castleview Avenue
Kintore
INVERURIE AB51 0SA
United Kingdom
01467 633855
jhgreig@gmail.com
James Roy Associates Ltd
No 3A Marine Terrace
Ferryhill
ABERDEEN AB11 7SF
United Kingdom
01224 571360
james.roy@btinternet.com
Janet Philip Architect
Milton of Tillynaught
Cornhill
BANFF AB45 2AP
United Kingdom
01466 751 219
tillynaughtphilip@btinternet.com
Jill Andrews Architect
Swilebog Farmhouse
Cornhill
BANFF AB45 2HJ
United Kingdom
01466 771344
jillarchitect@gmail.com
John Wink Design
Midtown
Glens of Foudland
HUNTLY AB54 6AR
United Kingdom
01464 841113
office@johnwinkdesign.co.uk
Katrina Denholm Architect
8 Scotsmill Avenue
ABERDEEN AB21 0HR
United Kingdom
07988 637 703
katrina.denholm@gmail.com
Kevin O'Brien Architects
83 Broad Street
PETERHEAD AB42 1JL
United Kingdom
01779 238020
kevin@kobaarchitecture.com
Lachlan MacDonald Architect
44 Strichen Road
FRASERBURGH AB43 5QZ
United Kingdom
01346 514872
lachlanmacdonald1@hotmail.co.uk
Lippe Architects + Planners
4 St James Place
Aberdeenshire
INVERURIE AB51 3UB
United Kingdom
01467 622 785
admin@lippe-architects.co.uk
Louise Rae Architect
Cairnlea
South Barns
LAURENCEKIRK AB30 1UP
United Kingdom
07868 721 582
info@louiseraearchitect.com
MAC Architects Ltd
24 Old Meldrum Road
Newmachar
ABERDEEN AB21 0PJ
United Kingdom
01651 862 688
info@mac-architects.co.uk
Mackie Ramsay Taylor
47 Victoria Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1QA
United Kingdom
01224 639295
mail@mrtarchitects.com