Jon Newey, BA (hons) BArch (hons) RIAS IMaPS, Managing Director
Chartered Architect, RIAS Accredited Sustainable Designer, RIAS Accredited in Architectural Conservation, APS Registered Principal Designer
Jon registered as an architect in 1989. He formed EKJN architects in partnership with Ed Kelly at the end of 2005 after several years as an Associate with Edinburgh-based practice NGP architects.
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Having worked previously as a project architect with the Cochrane McGregor Group in Edinburgh, HLM Architects in Glasgow, Ritchie and Rennie Architects in Sheffield and Crampin-Pring-McCartney in Nottingham, Jon has experience of designing and managing a wide variety of projects including social housing, retail complexes, railway stations, medical centres, a prison, the flagship headquarters building for Standard Life Bank, several restaurants, holiday accommodation, schools, community centres and non-traditional council house repairs, not to mention a large number of smaller domestic commissions and new-build houses.
In 2017 Jon was awarded the RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Design and is the man to talk to about passive solar design, stack-effect ventilation, heat pumps, solar panels, photovoltaics and wind turbines. He is a member of the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales and the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Also in 2017 Jon was awarded the RIAS Accreditation in Conservation Architecture, one of only a handful of Architects to achieve both RIAS accreditations. He is a member if the Society of Protection for Ancient Buildings and has experience of conservation and repair of all grades of listed buildings, scheduled monuments, statutes and sculptures as well as completing a number or projects in conservation areas across the UK.
Jon carried out Planning Supervisor services on commercial, residential and industrial projects for many years, completed the conversion to CDM-Coordinator in 2007, completed the conversion to Principal Designer in 2015 and is a long-standing member of the Association of Project Safety.
Scott Wallace, MA (hons) MArch RIAS RIBA, Design Director
Chartered Architect, RIAS Accredited in Architectural Conservation
Scott Wallace became a registered architect in 2015, having previously gained a Master of Architecture with Distinction and Master of Arts with Honours (First Class) at Edinburgh University. He was the Recipient of the George Simpson Prize for Professional Studies, the University of Edinburgh in 2011.
Scott became a Director in the practice in 2017.
Scott attained RIAS Accreditation in Architectural Conservation in 2020.
Having previously worked at Ryder Architecture in Glasgow, Scott has experience in a wide range of sectors including education, housing, retail and conservation.
As well as having a strong passion for design, Scott has experience in producing drawings for proposed stonework repairs, liaising with contractors and leading the production of NBS Specifications for the Tender packages.
Scott has experience integrating renewable technologies into alterations and newbuilds, including the incorporation of ground source heat pumps into existing buildings. He has been heavily involved in the alteration and conversion of several listed buildings and historic buildings within conservation areas, at all work stages from concept through to completion.
Alastair Nicol, BA (hons) Dip Arch, Senior Project Architect
Alastair joined EKJN in 2018. Alastair has had a long and varied career including time at NGP Architecture, Somner MacDonald Architects, Fouin and Bell, Gray Marshall and Associates and the Hugh Martin Partnership. Prior to that he spent some time working with Carlos Fogg Architects in Bogata, Colombia, with the Percy Thomas Partnership in Hong Kong and Pheroze Kudianval in Mumbai.
Alastair trained at Heriot Watt/Edinburgh College of Art where he was awarded the Edinburgh Civic Design Medal by EAA.
Alastair is experienced
in sustainable building construction. He worked as a site-based stonemason
for a time, and worked on the construction of straw bale and rammed earth
buildings in the UK and in Spain.
Marina Petropoulou, BArch MArch, Architectural Assistant
Marina joined us in 2017. Trained in Dundee, she has experience working in practices in Athens, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Marina has a particular interest in the repair of traditional buildings, and has gained Personal Traditional Construction Skills Training in the Surface Repair of Stone and Masonry Repair in Traditional Buildings. She is interested in not only the physical preservation of listed buildings but also innovative design which respects the unique heritage, fulfils modern needs and creates a plan for the future.
Since joining EKJN Marina has worked on an eclectic mix of conservation and restoration projects including the conversion of the former Clydesdale bank in Fraserburgh to create a hote, the conversion a listed building on Linlithgow's High Street into a wine bar, the renovation of dilapidated outbuildings into domestic ancillary accommodation in Falkirk, and the redevelopment of an existing stables development in West Lothian.
Marina is a registered Architect in Greeece and is currently working towards her Part 3 exams to gain full RIBA Architectural Accreditation in the UK.
Gavin Williamson , BSc, Architectural Technologist
Gavin completed his Degree at Robert Gordon University in 2017 and worked for Fouin & Bell before joining EKJN in 2019.
Gavin has experience of designing commercial shopfitting projects across the UK and is using his technical skills to good effect on EKJN's numerous domestic and commercial challenges.
Shereen Cassidy, BAcc(hons) MRes, Office Administrator
Shereen joined EKJN in 2021 and brings a wealth of business management skills to the practice including a Degree in Accounting and Finance, a Masters in Educational Research, an NC in Business Administration, a Diploma in Business Communication Skills and a Diploma in Human Resource Management.