We are delighted to announce there have been two senior promotions within the firm along with the addition of seven new studio staff.


Laura McCrossan, our Practice Manager who joined Aitken Turnbull in 2012 in an administrative role becomes the first non-architectural team member to be promoted to Associate, recognising the crucial role she has brought developing the management and support services side of the business. Also promoted is our current Associate David Smart who leads the Edinburgh Studio. David, who joined the firm in 2017, now becomes Associate Director. David leads our growing Edinburgh Studio as well as heading the practices major projects.


In recent months we have also hired key studio staff for our Edinburgh and Galashiels offices. In Edinburgh, Gavin Fallen joins as Senior Architectural Designer, Antonia Iakovidou and Theodore Dragnea are newly appointed Part I Architectural Assistants, Anna Buckenham is the new administrative support assistant, and Niamh Flett the new Junior Interior Designer working between the Edinburgh and Galashiels studios.


Our Galashiels studio has also hired Dominic Skinner as Part I Architectural Assistant and Harry Taylor as Part II Architectural Assistant.


Commenting on the promotions and new appointments, Alasdair Rankin, our Managing Director said,


“We have always had an incredibly talented and dedicated team at Aitken Turnbull and the management changes and new appointments will provide the catalyst to take the practice to the next level. High quality design with a serious focus on sustainability and preparedness for a low carbon future, are intrinsically woven into architecture and design. These are blueprints which will help to further enhance our reputation as architectural innovators and pioneers.


“Moreover, two promotions are from within, reinforcing our culture and brand, whilst we are also bringing fresh young talented architects and designers to lay the foundation for exceptional career development with the firm. It is an absolute pleasure working with such an extraordinary team of people.”

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