Adrian Welch Architect Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland, UAE, Dumfries, Banchory

Architect Adrian Welch

Architecture in Scotland – Scottish Architect + Website Editor / Owner

Editor Adrian Welch CV

Adrian Welch, born 1971:
Graduated as an architect in 1995, worked in architect offices from 1987- 2008

* experience in concept design, detail design, production of drawings, analysing technical/construction/buildability issues, providing drawings and specifications coordinated with engineering and other disciplines and in taking projects on site – working in architects offices since 1987
* AutoCAD and Microstation competent, able to work on my own initiative with minimum supervision, within a multi-disciplinary team
* Many year’s experience of supervising others and leading teams, since the Scottish Parliament project
* Experience in a variety of building types such as housing, offices, restaurants, retail and mixed-use buildings
* RIBA Part 3
* ARB registered

Tel: +44 (0)1620 825 722 / +44 (0)7952 149 814

Adrian Welch Biography

Adrian Welch Career History

Adrian Welch – Previous Employment

Jan 2005 – Jun 2008
Michael Laird Architects
Senior Architect

Principal Project:
Project Architect from Concept Designs to Site liaison – East Fettes Avenue

Competition Design Statement & drawings – Tanfield redevelopment
Concept Design to Planning Permission – Ellersly Hotel redevelopment

Responsible for Practice PR and Marketing, eg running the website and issuing press releases

Worked on:-
Shrubhill House redevelopment; St Margaret’s House redevelopment; Leith Street site; Fairmile Inn site redevelopment; Westport House redevelopment; Edinburgh Park South Phase Site – Invited Competition; Lochrin Place housing; Belford Road housing; Hanover House redevelopment, Glasgow; Edinburgh Technopole, Midlothian – Invited Competition

Jan 2002 – Jan 2005
RMJM Architects Scotland Ltd
Project Architect – Scottish Parliament Interiors: Edinburgh

Jan 2000 – Dec 2001
Richard Murphy Architects

Project Architect – Oloroso restaurant, Castle St, Edinburgh

Project Architect – Caernarfon Theatre & Arts Centre, Wales
Project Architect – Northern Lights Phase I & II, Edinburgh
Project Architect – Dean Tennis & Squash Club, Edinburgh
Designer of RIAS Summer 2000 Festival Exhibition with Murray Grigor

Worked on:-
Napier University Consequentials; Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; Art Gallery & Service Station, Japan; Broomhill Steading; Private House, Udny

1999 – 2000
Allan Murray Architects, Edinburgh
Project Architect – HQ Building, Site A, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh

1998 – 99
Conran Design Partnership, London & Edinburgh

Site Architect – Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh

1996 – 98
Eva Jiricna Architects, London

Project Architect for Boodle & Dunthorne, No.1 Sloane Street, London:
leading to Part 3 Qualification at The Bartlett, UCL School of Architecture

Principal design assistant to Eva on 170-bed five-star Hotel Josef, Prague
Principal design assistant to Eva on Interior of the Commercial Bank, Prague
Principal design assistant to Eva on Lavka Bridge, Brno
Principal design assistant to Eva on North Woolwich Bridge comp., London

Project Architect for various house refurbishments/extensions in London

RH Partnership, Cambridge
Architectural Assistant – Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge

1995 – 96
RMJM, Cambridge
Architectural Assistant – Homerton Ladies’ College Phase II, Cambridge

1992 – 93
Michael Hyde & Associates, Manchester
‘Year-out’ Practical training

Adrian Welch Education

Adrian Welch – Tertiary Education
Part 3
Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
1996 – 97

Part 2
Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
1993 – 95

Part 1
Manchester University School of Architecture, Manchester
BA (Hons)
1989 – 92


Adrian Welch – Awards

2016 – nominated for Middle East Architect of the Year

1996 – nominated for UK Young Architect of the Year

2001 – E&L Education Business Partnership: Champions Award
Fruitmarket Day Event for Mid & East Lothian School Pupils

1992 – Manchester Society of Architects Scholarship:
Expressionist Architecture in Eastern Europe

1991 – Hulme Hall Travel Award:
Aalto & The New Modernists, Finland


Adrian Welch – Publications
various articles and photos appeared in Building Design, Prospect magazine, The Drouth Literary magazine and the Edinburgh Evening News

Architecture Review Dec 2006: Review of the websites
Architects Journal
Nov 2006: Review of the websites
RIBA World Oct 2006: Announcement of launch

Prospect Nov.Dec 2002: ‘you’ve got mail’
Edinburgh Evening News 03 Oct 2002: Dutch architects tour
Business am Oct 2002: Scottish Architecture overview
Working Lunch BBC2 TV Oct 2002: Website interview
Edinburgh Evening News 1 Sep 2002: ‘Build it and they shall complain’
Edinburgh Evening News 21 Jun 2002: ‘Building on pupils’ plans’
Edinburgh Evening News 12 Jun 2002: ’Landscapers reap £2.5m BMW deal’
Edinburgh Evening News 4 Apr 2002: ‘Princes Street kept in the pink’
Firm magazine Apr 2002: Edinburgh offices
Edinburgh Evening News 6 Jan 2002: ‘Changing rooms’
Prospect magazine 2002: various issues

Prospect Nov/Dec 2001: Website announcement article
Edinburgh Evening News 9 Nov 2001: site relaunch
Cockburn Newsletter Nov 2001: Edinburgh Architecture article
The List 6-20 Sep 2001: Edinburgh Architecture – main article
Sunday Herald Sep 23 2001: Scottish Architecture article – mention
Prospect Jul/Aug 2001: Comment on Edinburgh re Development/Conservation
Evening News 7 Jun 2001: CERT – scoop

Building Design Nov 2000 Scottish pull-out: Scottish Architecture
Prospect Sept/Oct 2000: RIAS 2000 Festival Exhibition
Arca Volume 5: RIAS 2000 Festival Exhibition
Building Design, 25 Aug 2000: RIAS 2000 Festival Exhibition review
Architects’ Journal 31 Aug 2000: RIAS 2000 Festival Exhibition – diary picture
Instant Late Winter 2000: First Edinburgh Architecture
Architecture Review Jan 2000: Marcus – Jewellery Shop

Building Design Interiors Dec 1999: Hotel Garni Rybna

Architekt Dec 1998: Lavka Bridge
Architecture Today Oct 1998: London GLA Masterclass
Building Design Nov 1998: London GLA Masterclass
Architekt Sep 1998: Commercial Bank
Architect’s Journal Interiors Jun 1998: Boodle & Dunthorne

Building Design May 1997: North Woolwich Bridge

Illustrations: book, guidebooks, scientific journal, magazine, exhibition

fluent in AutoCAD
experience in Photoshop
fluent in Dreamweaver + Search engine optimisation
experience in Word, Excel

Education Work / Talks
Member of Jury for Scottish Design Awards 2008
Chair of Jury for EAA Annual Awards for Architecture 2006
Member of Jury for Scottish Design Awards 2004
Member of Jury for Edinburgh Scenes, Art competition for Edinburgh school pupils, May 2003
Member of Jury for Scottish Design Awards 2002
Edinburgh University, June 2002: crits
Fruitmarket, May 2002: Day Event – Fifth Year’s learning about architecture
Edinburgh University, Dec 2002: crits
Fruitmarket, Nov 2001: School pupil’s learning about being an architect
Edinburgh College of Art, Nov 2001: crits
Fruitmarket, May 2001: Day Event – Fifth Year’s learning about architecture
The Cockburn Association, Feb 2001: ‘Edinburgh on the rocks’ Talk
Humberside University 1998: crits
Humberside University 1998: talk on Eva Jiricna’s office

Tertiary Education Projects/Results
UCL Diploma, 1993 – 95
Holographic Intervention, Piccadilly Circus, London
Meditation Space, City of London

UCL Thesis, 1994 – 95
Holographic Architecture – Distinction

MU Degree, 1989 – 92
Community Arts Centre, Manchester – A
First & Second Year Design Projects – A,A,A; B(group), A

Secondary Education Results
Highers: A,A,A,A,A,A
O-Grades: 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1

Adrian Welch website : World Architecture

Adrian Welch articles : 5 texts on architecture

I’ve worked as an architect in Aberdeen, Manchester, London, Cambridge, Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Kuwait, Dubai and Saudi Arabia – in chronological order. I’ve also exhibited work / paintings in Manchester, Aberdeen, Birmingham and London, and started selling paintings aged 11.

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Cameron House Resort Building News
Cameron House Loch Lomond Resort Scotland
photo courtesy of Cameron House
Cameron House Loch Lomond Resort

Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf
Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf flats
image courtesy of Drum Property Group
Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf

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