View our recent project highlights - preview exciting designs for 2020 - meet some of the Thomas Robinson Architects team

Extension to listed mansion house

Let in the light

One success of 2020 has been this extension to a B-listed mansion house, beautifully positioned on the Findhorn River.

The elegant house required updating as well as an extension to put in a bright and airy new kitchen and dining area. The space is designed with an oak-trussed roof, and a long roof-light to allow natural brightness to pour in.

When altering any traditional building, it is important to use appropriate materials, and to reflect its historic style. A successful extension preserves the integrity of the original design while integrating modern comforts.

Grand extension to an estate house

Going large on a rural estate

This grand extension to a traditional estate house is designed to become the new focal point of this rural estate. The scale of the design offers extensive free-flowing space in a light-filled and high-end contemporary environment. The long views are maximised through floor-to-ceiling glazing and from a colonnaded balcony for outside living. The sloping site allows the lower floor to be tucked neatly into the slope.

Extension to an impressive 60s home

Impressive 60s home

This striking Modernist home, designed by architect Donald Downie in the 60s, was where practice owner Tom Robinson grew up, contributing to him wanting to become an architect. Tom has now designed an extension and improvements to bring the house up to 21st-century requirements to prepare it for sale.


Meet Anna

Meet Anna

A warm welcome to Anna Daintrey-Dijkman, our newest team member. Anna joins us as a Senior Architect, having worked at Mast Architects for the past 16 years. After graduating from Cardiff's Welsh School of Architecture, Anna studied for her Diploma of Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. She brings a wealth of experience from a variety of projects including housing, offices, community buildings, health care facilities, and conservation of listed buildings.

Meet Jamie

Meet Jamie

Jamie Robinson joined the practice recently as an Architectural Visualiser and is mostly involved in developing our CGI skills and output, using digital visualisations and graphic design.

This is an ever improving area of architecture, and it's great to have Jamie's input. A postgraduate, he is currently studying Digital Arts and Interactive Design, part time.

Congratulations to Craig

Congratulations to Craig

Craig Higgins has been with us for 3 years, and has just passed his RIBA Part 3 exams to become a fully qualified architect. He is skilled in computer-aided design (CAD), architectural sketching and technical detailing, and creates exceptional visualisations. He plays a very active role in all aspects of the practice.

New eco-friendly cottage in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

CGI in Architecture

You'd be forgiven for assuming this is a photo or even a watercolour sketch. In fact it's a computer generated image (CGI) of a cottage we're converting from a ruined bothy into holiday accommodation. Craig Higgins created this CGI visualisation after discussions with the client, incorporating what Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park planners would require from this sensitive project. We can help you and planners visualise your project using CGI as part of our design process.

Just a reminder that we remain open during the Covid-19 lockdown. All members of the practice are working from home. We're more than happy to take calls and emails, discuss your ideas and begin work on new projects, while continuing to work on current projects. We can arrange video meetings via whichever medium suits you best.


Got a building idea? Contact Thomas Robinson I Architects for everything from extensions to new homes, or conservation work on an old building.

We’re always interested in your ideas.  

Thomas Robinson I Architects

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