We are a conscientious practice and have been researching, teaching and practicing ecological architecture since the mid 1980's.
Offices in rural Argyll and Highland Perthshire
ARB (Architects Registration Board) registered
RIAS (Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) members
SEDA (Scottish Ecological Design Association) members and director
A registered LLP ecological architecture LLP No SO302173 (Scotland)
Professional Indemnity Insurance to £250,000 held and can be extended on project by project basis.
Sue Manning RIAS Architect
Sue studied architecture as a mature student and her experience was gained through employment with a variety of small architectural practices before establishing the LLP Partnership ecological architecture in 2008. Her Architectural Design principles are motivated by the ways in which people respond to the quality of the spaces they inhabit. She promotes robust design and detailing alongside a pioneering use of natural construction materials and the development of innovative ecological construction techniques.
Tombreck farm on Loch Tay was passed onto its present owner in near derelict condition in 1997 and Sue worked with others to establish the project. The regeneration of the farm, its buildings and land, has become an exemplar of rural community development, with affordable housing, community projects and land based projects. The farm is a ScotLAND Permaculture Centre. The process is on-going with the potential of transferable experience to other community groups and projects. Sue is a founder member and Director of the Lochtayside Community Interest Company (LTCIC), and is involved in the running of the Big Shed community building at Tombreck.
Sue is an award winning gardener and passionate about farming and local food. In her spare time she walks long distances with a pack pony, camping and staying in bothies along the way.
ARB Registered 2014 (Architects Registration Board)
Sion is an environmentally informed and motivated Architect. He is motivated by good architecture, and the positive influence it can have on health, happiness, climate change and social equality. He is looking to become a certified passivhaus designer which will be a great addition to our practice. Outside architecture he likes to surf, cycle, run, mountain bike, snowboard, hike, climb, wild swim, kayak and try to live a sustainable life.
Hannah Buss Architect
Hannah is the newest member of the practise. Before joining Ecological Architecture, she was involved with community projects at LoveMilton (community centre and training centre) North Glasgow Community Food Initiative (market garden) and the Woodland Community Development Trust (community garden).
She was instrumental in setting up SEDAbuild, a new organisation which supports community groups to design and deliver small scale buildings through community self build processes, and to provide hands on learning experiences in ecological construction.
ARB Registered 2016 (Architects Registration Board)