Our Approach

Irrespective of project size, type or budget, at the heart of every design, Scott Donald Architecture strives to create unique and distinctive spaces which exceed clients’ expectations.

Specialising in contemporary houses, Scott Donald Architecture applies a detailed approach to design. Notwithstanding the importance of a building’s envelope, extensive focus and attention is placed on interior architecture and detailing.

Scott Donald Architecture can provide a full service for any new-build, remodelling, extension






Scott Donald

BArch(hons), Owner Director

Scott formed his own architectural practice in 2011 after gaining 10 years of experience working for practices in Dundee, Glasgow and Manchester.

He has experience in a number of sectors, but it is private residential where Scott’s passion lies.  It is his belief that residential architecture provides opportunities to be more creative and more unique than any other building type. Working with clients to help deliver their dream home is a highly rewarding part of Scott’s work.

Sam Ainsley

BArch(hons), DipArch, Architect 

Sam joined the practice in 2016 and has 15 years of architectural experience in a range of sectors with particular expertise in residential and education.
Before joining the practice he worked in London solely in the high end residential market. It is this sector and belief in good design, where his passion lies. The desire to produce homes and spaces that are engaging, unique and relevant to their users. He has a strong track record in delivering high quality projects drawing on his experience from a range of sectors.
In his free time you will find him running round the hills and escaping the city in his camper van.

/ Hocker farm, Northern Design Awards; Residential Interior Design, won
/ Britannia Mills, Northern Design Awards; Residential Interior Design, shortlisted

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