catriona tanner : architect  

I am RIBA, RIAS and ARB registered and a Chartered Architect since 2001.

I  trained from 1990-96 at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow.

In 1996 I started working at Foster and Partners Glasgow office, completing the detailed design for the SECC Armadillo, I went on to work in the London office on a variety of high profile commercial and public buildings around the world including as Site Architect for the Competition winning entry for the new European HQ of Electronic Arts (EA).

Moving to Edinburgh briefly in 2000 with RMJM to work on PPP Schools projects I returned to Foster and Partners as Associate was in charge of the team for the 1,000,000sqft redevelopment of Spitalfields.

I spent four years in Dubai with Holford Associates as a Lead Design Architect working on a range of office and residential projects and Masterplanning schemes including an invited design for the Royal household for a beach palace office. My last project in Dubai was as the Lead Project Architect for a 40 storey mixed use, office and residential tower in Dubai International Financial Centre.

In 2007, I moved to Aberdeenshire and for two years I worked with Michael Rasmussen Associates in Aboyne on conversions, extensions and new build houses in rural Aberdeenshire. Notably as Project Architect of the extension to and conversion of Little Ennochie Mill, gaining a Highly Commended in both the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2013 and the Aberdeenshire Design Awards in 2014

Now settled on Royal Deeside with my husband and family I set up my own practice in 2012 and have designed projects in the city, towns and countryside of Aberdeenshire.

April 12 - present         catriona tanner : architect - Principal


                                               Hidden House, Banchory - Private Client


                                                WB Yeats 150 Competition with Mel Shand Artist


                                               The Beeches, Finzean - extension to existing tradtional cottage 


                                               Laurel Plot, Finzean, Banchory - Private Client - new build house to Passive House standards


                                                Mill of Beltie, Glassel, Banchory - Private Client - extension and renovations to existing house


                                                67 Morningfield Road, Aberdeen - Private Client - large extension and renovations


April 08 - Aug 09          Michael Rasmussen Associates, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire - Senior Architect


                                                Little Ennochie Mill, Finzean, Banchory, Aberdeenshire - Conversion and extension of existing                                                 Mill to 4 bed house -APP/2009/2065 Granted June 2009

                                                2013 Saltire Society Housing Design Awarded - Highly Commended                                                                                             ASA Awards 2014 - Highly Commended


                                               The Mill House, Burnhervie nr Inverurie, Aberdeenshire - challenging new build project and                                                    refurbishment for large 5 bed modern house -

                                               Planning Approval Ref APP/2008/4153 Granted Dec 2008.


                                                Steading Conversion, Towie, Aberdeenshire / New house Banchory


Apr 04 – Sept 06          Holford Associates, Dubai, UAE - Senior Design Architect


Liberty House in DIFC, Dubai - Team Leader - 40 storey office and residential development.

Office building - Competition winning design for major tower on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Palm Island Plot 9/10 - Masterplan design.

Jaddaf - Masterplan Concept design.

Beach Palace Offices for Royal Family - Concept Design. Flexible apartments in Al Barsha.

Founder Member – UAE Green Building Council


Nov 00 – Jan 03           Foster and Partners - London - Associate


Spitalfields, London - Project leader for 75,000sqm  nett office plus mixed use

development in. Planning Applications,

Listed Building Consent Application.

Regeneration Award - Best Commercial-led Regeneration Project - Winner


Apr 00 – Nov 00           RMJM Scotland Ltd, Edinburgh - Project Architect       


                                                Dundee University IT Suite - Basement Conversion, Stage E Design

                                                West Lothian Schools PPP - Winners - Developed outline design to Stage D,

                                                client presentations, Technical Bid Document preparation, team co-ordinator.

                                                SASA - Scottish Agricultural Science Agency - Outline design proposals

                                                QMUC - Queen Margaret University College - Feasibility studies for various sites


Jul 96 -Mar 00              Foster and Partners - Glasgow & London


                                                Electronic Arts  - Site architect for European HQ.

                                                London International Financial Futures Exchange, Spitalfields, London  / Cultural Centre , Dubai /

                                                Criterion Place, Leeds - Masterplan / SECC Glasgow / Electronic Arts, Aachen,Germany /

                                                Aspire Centre - Spinal Injury Unit / Bretton Hall - Gallery, Yorkshire


Jun 95 - Jun 96            Richmond Architects, Dumbarton

                                                Assistant Architect - Maritime Heritage Centre, Dumbarton - scheme design

                                                Youth Centre - Lottery fund proposal, Private house extension, conservatory

                                                and loft extensions, church renovation. Surveys, domestic design and detailing.


Oct 93 - Sep 94           Renfrew District Council, Paisley

                                                Year out student - New build housing, refurbishments and environmental works.


Aug 93 - Sep 93           Trevor Dannat and Partners, London

                                                Summer placement - feasibility study for College of Nursing, Greenwich University.

catriona tanner : architect

The Beeches




AB31 6LY

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