WATSON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICES
"There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening". Anon.
We have our future of our built environment in our hands. I see it as a dynamic entity spatially and in time, ever changing and under the influence of varying pressures, yet in need of a consistency in how we relate to it and it to the earth. I am inspired by the richness of cultural influences and meaning of architecture.
The quotation above epitomises my approach. We do not have to always succumb to the pressures of economic driven change or loss through decay if we are aware of the options and potentials and do something about them.
Throughout my career I have been involved in a wide range of architecture although my main interest is Building Conservation and the continuing viability of existing buildings through adaptation to new uses..
Phone : 01389 752877
Mobile : 07956357864
Bachelor of Building Arts - University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
Bachelor of Architecture - University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
MSc in Building Conservation (management and technology) (Heriot-Watt University).
INSTITUTE OF HISTORIC BUILDING CONSERVATION (IHBC) - Affiliate member
ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND (AHSS)
I currently chair the Strathclyde Group of the ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND serving central west Scotland and sit on the national board.
I am on the Cases Panel that scrutinises local Planning Applications to do with listed and other historic buildings in our area. If you would like to know more about that have a look at the society's website : http://www.ahss.org.uk/
This includes a comprehensive study that I did in 2012 on West Dunbartonshire's Built Heritage : http://www.ahss.org.uk/outreach/352/west-dunbartonshire-heritage
I am currently chairman of the LENNOX HERITAGE SOCIETY in West Dunbartonshire. This promotes the history and heritage of the area. If you would like to know more about that have a look at the society's news under Groups on S1 Dumbarton :
http://lennoxheritagesociet.wix.com/lennox-heritage- : main website
http://www.s1dumbarton.com/groups/lennox-heritage-society/ : community website
The header photograph is from the Dumbarton Burgh Hall, Dumbarton, now derelict.
The photograph above is from above our house / studio looking back on Dumbarton, Dumbarton Rock and the Castle. The River Clyde is beyond.