We are known not only as innovative architects, but also as urbanists. We apply our understanding of the city to our buildings - capturing new public spaces, making better use of our cities' precious resources, making a difference to our cities for everyone.
Our aim is to make the experience of using buildings rich, rewarding and enjoyable.
The design aim of the practice is to produce imaginative design solutions which are creative in their response to the client’s aspirations and appropriate to the client’s needs. The strength of our work lies in its fresh approach to creating high quality architecture, strongly integrated with parallel skills in Urban Design and Landscape Architecture.
The projects we work on have a long lasting impact on the surrounding environment and communities and we have always taken this responsibility seriously. We strive to design projects that are responsible and take a long term view of minimising energy use and carbon emissions. This approach involves appraising the client's requirements at a very early stage to incorporate intelligent, environmental control and resilience as an fundamental part of the design.
The office has a network of 25 Apple Macintosh workstations. Our primary CAD package is ArchiCAD, which allows us to develop proposals from early 3D visualisations and fly-throughs to construction documentation in one integrated package.
We can export our files to IFC, DWG or Revit formats to allow easy exchange of information with the Client and other members of the Design Team, and have dedicated web space to act as a Common Data Environment for the exchange of drawings and information.
The practice has worked on projects from £10,000 to £800 million and the principal practice members have considerable experience in dealing with large scale public buildings.
Allan Murray Architects 9 Harrison Gardens, Edinburgh EH11 1SJ, UK UK ama-ltd.co.uk +44 131 313 1999