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Brown + Brown Architects are an award-winning design-led architecture practice, based in Aberdeen and Inverness, with a passion for materials, detail and craftsmanship.  We are obsessed with making things, and find that drawing, painting and model-making help us to provide design solutions with a basis in craft and materiality, which are vitally important to the quality of our finished work.

We understand the importance of collaboration, and work closely with our clients to ensure that their unique challenge receives a unique solution.

Our architecture is strongly influenced by “place” and by exploring the qualities which each individual site brings, whether physical, social or cultural, we are able to experiment with form and materiality to create buildings which sit comfortably within their context and enhance their surroundings.

Our work has been published internationally, appearing in magazines as far afield as South Africa, Italy, Germany, and here in the UK. In 2013 we were delighted to be ranked 22nd in the top 100 architecture practices in Scotland by Urban Realm Magazine.


Kate Brown graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art. Along with Andrew, she co-founded Brown + Brown Architects in 2010.

Kate focuses on the planning and interiors output of the office, using her urban and regional planning experience to ensure that our work is always site-specific, with a design process that uses context and appropriateness as a generator.

Kate is actively involved in design tutoring and is a visiting critic at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

Andrew Brown graduated from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and has worked for several celebrated Scottish practices prior to co-founding Brown + Brown in 2010.

Andrew coordinates the design output of the office, and brings obsessive levels of technical detail to all of our projects, ensuring that design intent is preserved from conception to completion.

Andrew has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, in addition to being an invited critic and guest lecturer at several UK schools of Architecture. He is a member of the ARB, RIBA, RIAS and SEDA, and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.

Blair Macintyre graduated from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University, and became an Associate in 2016.

Blair brings great energy to the practice, contributing across a variety projects of different type and scale, and has a keen eye for detail and materials. He is also responsible for marketing and business development for the practice.

Blair is heavy influenced by Scandinavian design, and following his studies spent a year working for the celebrated Swedish practice Sandell Sandberg, in Malmo.