Albyn Architects, set up last year as a new partnership between the owners of two Aberdeen architectural businesses, has added to its team by bringing in Caroline McBain as an associate architect. The appointment is in response to a number of new contract wins since the company was formed.
Caroline joins Albyn from McGregor Garrow Architects having previously worked at Space Solutions and Pihl UK. She will primarily work on domestic projects, developing her own list of clients but will also support the company directors Ian McGregor and Mark Dellaquaglia on larger domestic and commercial projects.
“Forming relationships with clients is something I particularly enjoy, working with them to develop the project brief which outlines what they are looking to achieve,” said Caroline. “I can then use my experience and knowledge to produce exciting design solutions. That’s the area of my job I enjoy the most because it makes a positive impact on the client, designing a space which improves the quality of their life.”
She is pretty confident that she’ll get on well with her directors: “Ian is my brother, we’ve worked together for a number of years and we make a good team. I’ve also worked with Mark before and am looking forward to working with him on commercial projects and further developing my career in that side of the business.”
Ian and Mark joined forces to set up Albyn Architects in response to ongoing business growth and use their combined design and project management expertise to provide a full range of architectural and support services. Ian is the practice’s principal architect while Mark focuses on running and further developing its sister company, Albyn Building Services.
“It’s great to have Caroline join us as part of the team,” said Ian. “We have some exciting new projects coming up in 2019 and her input and creative flair will be invaluable in helping develop these. She is exceptionally good at relating to client requirements, translating a project brief into a well-considered architectural response and excels in producing 3D visualisations which help the client better understand how design proposals will turn out.”
Albyn Architects works closely with a trusted network of design team members and building contractors, providing a full range of architectural and project management services from conception to completion.