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Award-winning architects in Stirling

Nicholas Lindsay Architects are award-winning architects in Stirling. Our studio is small, design focused, and we work throughout Stirling and surrounding areas.

Our projects are composed in a contemporary Scottish style, taking inspiration from traditional Scottish architecture. Careful consideration is given to our clients’ budget, aspirations, and the surrounding Stirling context. Our work celebrates beautiful materials, careful detailing, and the environment.

Sustainability at the heart of our work

We are committed to quality and sustainable design, using natural, high-performing materials, which are often sourced locally to Stirling. We consider the role of environmental conditions, and how they can inform the way we use space. Stirling, like the rest of Scotland suffers from low lying sun through large parts of the year. We use solar diagrams to place windows correctly, incorporate external covered areas to stop overheating in the summer months and prevent solar glare in the winter months.

A service-focused approach

We are focused on promoting a better way of living through design. We care about delivering a first-class service to our clients in Stirling and strive to achieve buildings of the highest quality. Our experience and understanding of working in Stirling are invaluable whether you are looking to build a new home or extend your existing family home. Partnering with Nicholas Lindsay Architects will enable you to create the home of your dreams, a place for family and friends to enjoy for many years to come.

Experienced local architects

We have extensive experience of working in Stirling and surrounding areas, including award-worthy projects in Dunblane, Perth, Dollar, Bridge of Allan and Stirling city centre. We live in Dunblane, and have undertaken significant renovations and extended a small workers cottage into a 3-bedroom family home. Our team in Stirling incorporate the latest technological advancements in 3D computer aided design, using Autodesk Revit for all our projects, whether big or small. This software is invaluable in helping our clients appreciate and understand the design, from the outset.

Hand-picked local builders and trades

We work with a small number of carefully selected builders, local to Stirling. This enables us to develop good and long-lasting working relationships and allows them to become familiar with our style. Finding a builder is often one of the most difficult tasks in construction, however our team in Stirling can help you find the right builder for your project.

Frequently asked questions

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  • The number of varying job titles with an architect can be misleading. An actual architect will be registered with the ARB, it is good to make sure of this at the outset to ensure you are getting a professional working to a professional code of conduct. 

    There are then several factors to think about when choosing an architect:

    • Do you want an architect to draw exactly what you have in mind, or do you need someone that is more created. At Nicholas Lindsay Architects, we encourage our clients to let architects do their job – which is ultimately to design. It is however a collaborative effort between everyone but simply asking your architect to draw your idea is missing out on great potential.

    • Do you want a partial of full service? Not all architects will be able to provide a full-service including contract administration and site work.

    • Do want an architect with experience of working on small renovations or a large new build house?

    • Do you want an architect with experience of working with traditional buildings?

    Once you have made a shortlist of architects in Stirling it is a good idea to meet each of them on site to discuss your project in more detail. This will help the architect gain a greater understanding of your project but also help you get to know the architect. This is your home so it is essential to choose someone that you can trust and who understands exactly what you are looking to achieve.

    Having met with the architects, they will likely provide you with a quotation for their services. It is good to get at least 3 quotations for any work but remember that the cheapest is not always the most cost-effective option in the long run.

  • Nicholas Lindsay Architects have a wide range of skills covering feasibility studies, design, planning, building warrants, technical detailing, tender and contract administration. We provide comprehensive and accurate advice from the earliest stages of a project through to completion.

     

    Using the latest 3D modelling software, we produce high quality visualisations for every project. Uniquely, all our drawings and 3D views are produced from the one software, ensuring greater accuracy. This not only helps our clients understand the project better but also assists us in designing out potential issues during construction. We can also produce Virtual Reality presentations which in the past, clients have used to choose furniture and paint colours before the project is even on site.

     

    Our team in Stirling are design focused and will provide a bespoke, carefully thought-out, and award-worthy design for your project.

  • Nicholas Lindsay Architects offer consultations on site, over the phone or via video call. Initial consultations on site (local) are charged at £125 to cover cost of travel / time out of the office etc. Non-local initial consultation costs will be agreed, prior to the meeting. Initial consultations via phone and video call are free of charge.

  • Nicholas Lindsay Architects fees are calculated on a project-by-project basis and do not use generic percentages of the construction budget. Once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will be able to estimate our time required. We will then provide a fixed fee for our involvement in your project.

  • Nicholas Lindsay Architects in Stirling are design focused and will provide a bespoke, carefully thought-out, and award-worthy design for your home. Our architects blend creativity and expertise, producing contemporary designs that reflect the spirit of Stirling while embracing the traditional vernacular.

  • Nicholas Lindsay Architects can provide a full architectural service including, design, help obtaining local authority permissions, choosing a builder, and overseeing construction works on site. Each service is tailored to the project requirements however, all our fees are fixed at the outset.

  • Nicholas Lindsay Architects can provide a full architectural service including, design, help obtaining local authority permissions, choosing a builder, and overseeing construction works on site. Each service is tailored to the project requirements however, all our fees are fixed at the outset.

  • Yes, Nicholas Lindsay Architects are experienced in renovating historic properties, preserving their character while enhancing functionality and modern comfort. We have worked on listed buildings and in conservation areas.

  • Nicholas Lindsay Architects are well-versed in local regulations, ensuring your project adheres to legal requirements while maintaining design integrity. We have a wealth of experience with the local authority and aim to provide technical detailing which exceeds current regulations.

  • Larger projects can be based on a square metre rate with a certain degree of confidence however smaller projects, particularly work involving existing buildings, carry too many unknowns to work to a flat rate. There are many factors involved when estimating the build costs including site constraints, construction techniques, and quality of finishes required.

     

    We have a wealth of experience so please feel free to get in touch and we will be able to help you estimate the likely costs for your project. 

  • Reach out via phone or email to schedule an initial consultation. We'll discuss your vision and guide you through the architectural journey.

Strathearn House, Stirling

Strathearn House, Stirling

A linear designed bungalow to achieve accessibility requirements

Sword House, Killearn

Sword House, Killearn

A contemporary new build home nestled on a hillside

Kibaris House, Blair Drummond

Kibaris House, Blair Drummond

A contemporary approach to traditional Scottish architecture

Our latest Stirling projects

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