Architects for Health

31.05.21

Architects for Health

Paul Gilligan is a Senior Associate within our Healthcare team.  Paul has been a member of Architects for Health (AfH) for several years and has recently completed his first year on their executive committee. We caught up with Paul to find out what Architects for Health have been doing over the past 12 months

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Mental Health Awareness week 2021

18.05.21

Mental Health Awareness week 2021

From the rugged Jurassic Coast, to the snow covered peaks of the Highlands of Scotland, Oberlanders staff were connecting with nature, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

We challenged ourselves to virtually walk/run/cycle the stunning North Coast 500. And we smashed it! Together we travelled 650 miles in one week.

So important for our mental health, to spend time outside and enjoy nature in its many, many forms. 

Senior Promotions

03.05.21

Senior Promotions

We are delighted to announce that as of the 1st May, David McNabb and Mark Pettie have both been promoted to Senior Associate and Bikem Korkuter has been promoted to Senior Architect.

Initially joining Oberlanders as a Part II Assistant in 2011, David is currently leading several of our residential projects. 

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Steelwork going up for AMA’s Torwood

20.04.21

Steelwork going up for AMA’s Torwood

Great to see the shimmering steel framework going up for the North Building of AMA’s Torwood on Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh.

The project includes the sympathetic conversion of three buildings and two new apartment blocks.

Photo courtesy of Oberlanders’ Mark White.

Innovative Agricultural Science Projects Greenlighted

29.03.21

Innovative Agricultural Science Projects Greenlighted

The International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre have been given the go-ahead by the Tay Cities Deal Joint Committee.

Oberlanders have been working with the James Hutton Institute

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Mark White Achieves Success in Part 3 Examination

15.03.21

Mark White Achieves Success in Part 3 Examination

Congratulations to Mark White on successfully passing his Part 3 Exams.  We are delighted that all the hard work and study sessions during lockdown paid off. Mark White will continue to work with our team to further develop his career as a qualified Architect.  

Corrieshalloch Gorge - Gateway to Nature

10.03.21

Corrieshalloch Gorge - Gateway to Nature

Absolutely delighted to be working with the National Trust for Scotland on their plans to create a gateway to nature at the spectacular Corrieshalloch Gorge.

This is truly stunning location – one of Scotland’s best kept secrets – and we are looking forward to presenting the initial plans to the local community at an event on Tuesday 16th March.

You can find out more about the project here

International Design Alliance Network website launched

02.03.21

International Design Alliance Network website launched

A group of multi-award winning architects, designers, planners and strategists have created a new website for the International Design Alliance (‘IDeA’)  Network, a global collective formed to better serve clients by harnessing shared philosophies and expertise.


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Work starts on Dundee Community Custody Unit

26.02.21

Work starts on Dundee Community Custody Unit

Great to see the steel work in the winter sunshine for Scottish Prison Service’s new Community Custody Unit in Dundee. We are delighted to be working with Ogilvie Construction on this transformative project.


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 University of Dundee - Life Sciences Innovation Hub

22.02.21

University of Dundee - Life Sciences Innovation Hub

We are delighted to be working with Professor Sir Mike Ferguson and the University of Dundee, on their proposed Life Sciences Innovation Hub.

The new Innovation Hub will house new high-growth spinout companies and is part of the transformational Growing the Tay Cities Biomedical Cluster.

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Biomedical Sciences Building – St Andrews University

16.02.21

Biomedical Sciences Building – St Andrews University

The completed external façade of the “new” Biomedical Science Building looking great in the winter sun.

A fire and the gallons of water used to put it out, destroyed parts of the building in February 2019. Oberlanders have worked very closely with the University

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Planning application submitted for Gold Standard affordable homes

09.02.21

Planning application submitted for Gold Standard affordable homes

Tillydrone is part of ‘The Aberdeen City Council Housing Programme 2022’ seeking to address the long-term shortage of affordable social rented housing within the city. This aspiring project is one of four within the city aiming to increase the wellbeing and sustainability of the cities’ affordable housing stock.

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Marine Industry Training Centre (MITC)

02.02.21

Marine Industry Training Centre (MITC)

Working very closely with University of the Highlands and Islands Argyll College, Oberlanders have led a team to develop an options appraisal, for the proposed state of the art Marine Industry Training Centre (MITC). Based at the European Marine Science Park (EMSP) in Oban,

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Planning success for Croick Art Shed

27.01.21

Planning success for Croick Art Shed

Congratulations to Catriona and the Oberlanders Ardgay Studio Team who have achieved full planning approval for the Croick Art Shed project, from the Highland Council.  They are looking forward to continuing work on this exciting brief.

Congratulations to Oberlanders Promoted Staff

19.01.21

Congratulations to Oberlanders Promoted Staff

Oberlanders are delighted to announce the following staff promotions. Lise Wisen and Anastasios Rozos have been promoted to Senior Architect, Daphne Stravridi to Architect.

These promotions reflect our ongoing commitment to provide opportunity for individual growth and expansion. Congratulations to the three of you.

Project Architect job vacancy - Ardgay

13.01.21

Project Architect job vacancy - Ardgay

We currently have a vacancy for a fully qualified Project Architect to join our Ardgay based team. The job will be based in the Ardgay office but remote working will be considered provided the candidate lives in the Highlands. You will be expected (subject to COVID-19 lockdown travel restrictions) to travel to construction sites and, on occasion, between all our office locations.


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Construction starts on Inverness National Treatment Centre

13.01.21

Construction starts on Inverness National Treatment Centre

Construction work is set to begin in earnest on the world-class National Treatment Centre Highland in Inverness.

Oberlanders have been involved in the project for many years, and are delighted that the project is now onsite. 

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Happy New Year from all at Oberlanders

07.01.21

Happy New Year from all at Oberlanders

In 2020 all businesses were required to change how they worked.  At Oberlanders our 50 plus staff moved successfully to working from their home office studios, with client and office meetings, staff interviews, and B2B presentations moving onto a virtual platform, using Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

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