"Catriona has secured planning permission on two properties for us - at times using her knowledge to fully explore planning law in order to achieve the goals. On each occasion she has carefully considered our briefs and designed accordingly. Catriona listens and applies a flexible but practical approach to her designs.
She never appeared exasperated by us, although I suspect we challenged her patience on occasions. We would certainly recommend Catriona and would be delighted to engage her services again in the future.”
Rupert + Caroline Duringer, Aberdeen
"After purchasing our plot and old mill we tried for almost a year with a building technician to get our brief transformed into a design that did the building and site justice, whilst also getting planning authorities' support. This proved to be difficult and we were faced with an impractical and uninspiring solution. At this point we were considering cutting our losses and selling, however we stumbled across Michael Rasmussen Associates – Chartered Architects. Mike had a vast experience in conservation work. Mike believed in empowering his staff and so teamed us up with a very talented and experienced architect - Catriona Tanner, who was appointed as our project architect. After one meeting with Mike and Catriona, our energy for the project was reinvigorated. Catriona, as project architect, listened to every part of our desires and wishes when outlining the brief, and between first and second meetings, she had created a full concept design that blew us away. This first design, which had been painstakingly researched to reflect old mill buildings in the area, actually turned out to be pretty much the one we built with MRA and which won 2 prestigious design awards! Catriona personally saw us from that initial brief through to planning permission approval. During this time we worked on many challenging issues together as a team, namely design ideas/issues, materials, complex flood management, community engagements, planning guidelines, etc. Catriona and Mike led us through each step as first time self-builders, and was open to our ideas and active involvement. We would recommend Catriona to anyone looking to design a very individual and special building."
Mr + Mrs Jamieson, Little Ennochie Mill