About

Bruach Architects was established in 2016 by Colin Hastie and Louise Ewing. Operating from our office in the Titan Enterprise Business Centre in Clydebank, we regularly undertake projects across the whole of Scotland. Our architectural work ranges from small scale domestic projects for individual clients, to work with developer clients to obtain Planning Permission for large scale new build sites. We also work with community groups, charities, and in the care and education sector. We are qualified to provide advice, design options and solutions, and contract administration services for a wide variety of project types and sizes.

Bruach Architects is an RIAS Chartered Practice (The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) and our architects are registered to practice using the title Architect through the Architects Registration Board (ARB). We are also Chartered Members of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and our team has a combined experience of over 30 years working in the profession. Please send us an enquiry and one of our team will be back in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss your project, and to provide additional information on the process of commissioning an architect.

Meet The Team

Colin Hastie

Director | Architect

Colin has been a qualified architect since 2009, after graduating from the University of Dundee with an honours degree in 2006. He has worked in a variety of sectors including residential, healthcare and office developments, with experience of working directly with clients to deliver projects on time and on budget. Colin is an experienced project architect, contract administrator and lead consultant on projects ranging from £500k - £20m in value. Colin is ARB registered, a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), the Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA), the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA), and an Incorporated Member of the Association of Project Safety (IMaPS). Colin is also a STEM Ambassador, a Professional Studies Adviser at the University of Strathclyde, and a bank lecturer at City of Glasgow College.

Louise Gallacher Ewing

Director | Architect

Louise attended the University of Strathclyde, graduating with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Architectural Design with Merit in 2006, and qualified as an architect in 2009. She has worked in various sectors including new build residential, refurbishment, care and commercial projects. Louise prides herself on building strong and trusted relationships with her clients and has acted as contract administrator and lead consultant on multi-million pound projects throughout Glasgow and the surrounding areas. She has a passion for continual professional development with particular emphasis on management and leadership, and also about wellbeing in the workplace for which she is a qualified Mental Health First Aider. Louise is registered with the Architect's Registration Board and is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), the Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) and the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA). Louise is also a Practice Examiner with the Architects’ Professional Examination Authority in Scotland, assessing candidates who are taking part in the Part 3 Examination in Profession Practice.

Laura Paton

Architect

Laura graduated from the University of Strathclyde, with a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design then qualified as an architect in 2016. She has worked in a number of different sectors including new build residential, refurbishment, community, care, commercial and industrial projects. Laura really enjoys working closely with clients and building strong relationships to take projects from early design stages right through to completion on site. She has worked on small projects with limited budgets and site constraints, up to large multi-million pound developments for corporate clients all across Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Laura is registered with the Architect's Registration Board and is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), and the Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA)

Laura-Alexandra Popa

Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Laura joined the Bruach team in June 2021 as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant after graduating from University of Strathclyde with a Masters in Architecture with Distinction. With varied experience focusing on residential, commercial, and community projects, she is motivated by the belief that urban design and architecture are pillars of society. Laura believes that sustainability means resilience and adaptability; she strives for innovation and inclusiveness that brings a positive lasting change in society. Now that she has completed her university studies, she is working towards her Part 3 Professional Exam to become a qualified Architect.

Sarah Dempsey

Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Sarah joined the Bruach team in November 2021 as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant after graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design. Having gained experience working in a larger practice assisting primarily on new build hotel jobs, Sarah is keen to broaden her experience through the varying project scales and job roles within a small practice. Now that she has completed her university studies, Sarah is working towards her Part 3 Professional Exam to become a qualified architect.

Honesty

We pride ourselves on being forthright and honest with every one of our clients. We want our client relationships to be long-lasting and mutually beneficial.

Communication

Maintaining a clear and transparent dialogue with clients allows us to ensure efficiency and overcome any issues that may arise.

Commitment

Our clients are our number one priority. We promise to always go the extra mile in order to deliver the best standard of project possible.

Creativity

We're constantly striving to push the boundaries of innovation for our clients and deliver exciting and eye-catching designs.

Make an Enquiry

Bruach Architects is an RIAS Chartered Practice (The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) and our architects are registered to practice using the title Architect through the Architects Registration Board (ARB). We are also Chartered Members of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and our team has a combined experience of over 30 years working in the profession. Please send us an enquiry here where one of our team will be back in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss your project, and to provide additional information on the process of commissioning an architect.