Lindsay Buchan Architects

(Re)creating fine buildings

We are a small architectural practice, based in Edinburgh, dedicated to offering a very flexible, personal service.  We believe in appropriate, sympathetic design from the outset.

We have a reputation for getting our clients what they want.

Named in 2019 in the Country Life Top 30 Architects in Britain for the fourth year running.

“Lindsay clearly understood my brief.  His personal involvement and supervision during the construction process was excellent.  As chairman of the UK’s 5th largest house builder I would have no hesitation in recommending Lindsay Buchan to others or in using him again.”
L.A. Wilson


Flow and functionality of a home space, coupled with its sympathetic alignment to its immediate environment, are all critical to its successful design.

Home is where the heart is and it’s where ours is too.


Productivity, positivity and performance are all influenced by the designed environment.

We make sure this is planned carefully and designed cleverly, right from the start.  We think through every detail to ensure the best possible outcome.


Historic buildings require experienced, careful and sympathetic handling, in order to cherish and protect their heritage, while developing and modernising them to maximise their functionality and to enhance their appeal.

What we Do

Architectural Design

Many of the properties that we work on are listed buildings and we have a very good track record of successful negotiations with planners and Historic Environment Scotland.

Our solutions to client’s briefs are always creative, positive and enhancing.

Architecture & Interior Design

Interiors to finish your project

Lindsay’s wife Rozie has run The Chair and Curtain Company for the past 30 years, specialising in bespoke soft furnishings and upholstery.  Swanfield Interiors is her recently opened showroom offering a range of home furnishings.  These businesses compliment our architectural service.  Further details can be found on her website by clicking the button below:

Recent Projects


Swanfield House


Muirfield Gate


Beach House

Let's Build Something

We'd love to hear from you if you have a project in mind, or just want to talk about our previous work or anything else architectural.  Get in touch.

63 Queen Charlotte Street

+44 (0)131 554 9008