About Us

What We Do

We are a small, architectural practice, dedicated to offering a flexible, personal service at competitive rates.  We become  personally and emotionally involved in every project, from inception to completion and will tailor the level of service to suit all requirements.

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

All drawings are produced using CAD (Computer Aided Design) for speed, accuracy and clarity, helping you to visualise the end result, all the way through the project.

A significant percentage of our work is repeat business, from very happy clients.  We have a reputation for delivering what clients want – our solutions to client’s briefs are always creative, pragmatic and enhancing.

To compliment our client’s architectural changes, we work closely with Lindsay’s wife Rozie and her interior design business The Chair and Curtain Company.

Country Life Award
In March 2019 Lindsay Buchan Architects was named in the Country Life Top 30 Architects in Britain for the third year running. Speaking following the award, Lindsay Buchan, Principal of Lindsay Buchan Architects based in Edinburgh said: “I am delighted to have been successful again in this prestigious, UK publication’s annual ranking, for the third consecutive year. It means a lot to us and our clients, to have our work recognised at such a high level.”

Why We Do It

We believe in appropriate, sympathetic design from the offset.  We don’t have a house style.  We do one thing – we design great buildings.

First and foremost, constructed spaces should be functional before they are fashionable.  Contemporary design in any setting should be sensitive and considered.

We do it because we love it.

Our Story

Lindsay established his own practice in Edinburgh in 1993, following several years in retail and hotel design.

He has since worked principally on the refurbishment, extension and construction of urban and rural residences throughout the UK, for a large number of loyal clients, based across the globe.



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 cleaverly, 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.

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