Our practice was was founded in 2006 by Architect, William Tunnell, following the expansion of his work as a sole practitioner. Since then we have grown to form a highly experienced nine-strong team of Principal, Associates, Architects and Architectural Assistants working from our design studio in South Queensferry and across Scotland.
Gote Lane Studios
WT Architecture is based at our studio in Gote Lane, South Queensferry, designed by us and constructed and fabricated by collaborators Umber & Ochre. We believe that good natural daylight, comfortable and beautiful surroundings, outlook, flexibility of space and attention to detail are key ingredients in good architecture and our studio has been designed to reflect these elements that we feel are so important in making places that are a pleasure to be in.
Within the studio we hold a design-led ethos, giving space to creativity alongside the practicality and professionalism that are so important in our work. We hold daily morning meetings (often on the pier!) to ensure that all projects are being given the time and support that they need and to help us draw on the wide collective experience of our team. And we have worked hard to structure our studio practices around the demands of working in remote sites as well as closer to home; developing a studio infrastructure that supports our team wherever they are working.
WT Architecture are proud to have received regional and national recognition for many completed projects, including several projects incorporated into the Scottish Government's 'Inspirational Projects' collection. We often work within Listed buildings and conservation areas and have undertaken domestic, public and commercial commissions across Scotland and the UK. We are also experienced in community consultation and in leading teams on projects ranging in value from £200,000 to over £20m.
Our practice is currently in the process of implementing new Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows and software, with the ambition of steadily migrating all new projects on to this new and highly collaborative method of designing and constructing buildings.