About Us

Alexander McInnes Gardner established the practice in 1910 with commissions for headquarter buildings for Banks + Insurance.

1934-68 the practice established a worldwide reputation for fitting-out of ships, the world’s best known ocean liners; Queen Mary, Mauritania, Queen Elizabeth, Canberra, and the Royal Yacht Britannia.

1970-90 expertise shifted to Leisure and Commercial sectors (many Public Houses and Hotels) and the emerging North Sea Oil industry, including Shell's headquarters in Aberdeen (phases 1 to 5).

1990 to date - the Practice continues with a young and motivated team and maintains the firm’s long-standing reputation for professionalism and excellence in Design. Principal activities remain in the Commercial + Industrial sectors, however recent TV exposure on Grand Designs has seen increased commissions for one-off luxury-homes.

Our designs are tailored architectural compositions, harmoniously combining internal space & light to elegant external elevations. Incorporating the latest renewable and sustainable techniques our homes are designed for effortless modern living. Our clients’ vision is realised through exceptional attention to detail in every aspect of the design, from bespoke joinery to lighting design & smart technologies.