Bachelor of Architecture with Honours
RIAS | RIBA | ARB
George has enjoyed almost 2 decades in architectural practice. Following completion of his studies at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1995, he has led projects of varying scales from house extensions to multi-million pound residential, commercial and custodial projects.
For the past decade George's primary focus has been on the Residential Sector, leading teams on masterplanning projects, large scale private developments such as at the award–winning Mondriaan in Ruchill, Glasgow and on large, mixed-tenure developments at Cowdenbeath and Portree.
He has developed a firm grasp of the various standards associated with the Residential Sector, from the latest Technical Standards to Housing for Varying Needs and Secured by Design; and has a keen understanding of materials, construction detailing and CAD techniques. Through working with a number of Housing Associations, he is skilled at presenting to committee meetings, public 'open days', residents consultation groups, maintenance teams and individual tenants. He is also adept at negotiations with various stakeholders such as Planning, Historic Scotland, Building Control, Fire Brigade, Police (Secured by Design), local councillors etc.
George Buchanan Architects was formed in 2014, following George's 3 years as director at Ellson Buchanan Architects. George will drive the new practice forward, growing the team and widening the sector spread.
In 2009, George became an examiner with APEAS for the Part 3 Examination in Professional Practice and Management for Architecture.