We are Architects. We create beautiful buildings; bringing delight, meaning, order and purpose to the built environment, inside and out, whatever the constraints. Our vision is to leave a positive legacy to the buildings we work on and the lives of the people who will use them.
BARS & RESTAURANTS
GLM understand great hospitality. Food and drink is a sensory experience; our job is to heighten the senses through fantastic design rooted in people and their experience. Great ideas are not founded solely in design alone, but in you ; your dreams, aspirations, achievements, trials, culture and traditions.
At GLM we use our skills in innovation and design to capture your story and we use this as a powerful foundation for fantastic restaurants and bars. We are dedicated to helping your business thrive by turning original ideas and stories into innovative and meaningful outcomes.
CASTLES & COUNTRY HOUSES
With over 3 decades of experience, GLM continue to have the privilege of working on some of Scotland’s finest and most remarkable country houses and castles.
It may be for the next generation who want to make their mark on the family home or for a new owner who wants to create a lasting legacy. It maybe for someone who sees potential to invest in the adaptive re-use of a redundant, often dilapidated but glorious property. Whatever the use, GLM have a wealth of Conservation Accredited experience in this sector to advise, design and deliver.
GLM recognise the importance of creating practical, efficient and inspiring workplaces as a means of minimising cost and maximising productivity for seriously minded companies. GLM designers work together to create spaces that meet current needs and give flexibility for the future. Whether for new or well established businesses we inspire those who work within them to raise their game, attract ambitious and driven staff and become the leading specialists in their own field. Working together with our partners, we are able to provide a full Turnkey service, leaving businesses to concentrate on what they do best.
Schools are an ever evolving complex of rooms, circulation and outdoor spaces as they respond to new and different teaching practices as well as cultural shifts. Operationally they often become less and less efficient. GLM have a wealth of experience in this sector and the expertise to view the situation from a high level perspective, identify the real issues and provide appropriate and innovative design solutions. Working in conjunction with GLM surveyors and project managers we are able to develop these designs into well thought through planned strategies that minimise disruption to the important task of teaching and learning.
HOTEL & LEISURE
GLM bring an in depth commercial knowledge to hotel and leisure projects that ensures our design flair is harnessed and focussed in the right areas. Commencing with high level strategic master planning and site analysis, we are able to advise quickly on site acquisition and available funding options before large financial commitments are made. It is vitally important to us that not only does the building look and feel inviting, it can, with the correct operational approach, return a profit year after year securing a sustainable future for, your company, the building and employees long after our intervention.
GLM enjoy and respect the natural environment as much as the built environment. From personal use we have in extensive knowledge and hands on experience of how Outdoor Centres operate which we bring to each project. Whether you are looking for additional bedroom accommodation to increase revenue or simply wanting to refresh your offering in an increasingly competitive market GLM have the necessary design skills and commercial understanding to make your project a success. Our geographical reach extends to the remotest corner or furthest island within the UK, even if it’s not on the map.
PLACES OF WORSHIP
Well designed, well maintained places of worship provide shelter, facilitate, shape and enhance worship, fellowship and outreach. But often they can become a millstone round our necks – draining resources, sapping energy and inhibiting mission.
If you are dealing with changing demographics, a shivering congregation, lack of facilities for new activities, a leaking roof that needs repaired – or you need a new permanent home – GLM can bring our passion and experience to help you explore the options, realise your vision and let you get back to focussing on your true priorities.
Private residential projects are often the most demanding of design projects and rightly so. Your home says so much about who you are, your values, your interests and what you hold important. It is also often the most expensive investment you will make so it needs to be right; first time. At GLM we understand this and before we put pen to paper we insist on asking questions. It is the only way we can design a home that is perfect for the unique individual you are. Whilst our natural design tendencies are contemporary, we prefer to work with our clients, harnessing their own ideas and turning them into something quite magical.
Residential developments can come in all shapes and sizes. New build, refurbishments, sub-divisions or change of use. GLM have experience in designing and delivering for all these scenarios and working closely with GLM surveyors and project managers we prepare accurate development appraisals, introduce you to funding options and help you return the profit margin you or your investors are expecting. GLM are especially adept at helping emergent developers find suitable sites or buildings, develop their own distinctive design brand and systemise their approach into a well-oiled machine that works without them.