Our Architectural Services
Three things a client needs from an architect:
Design flair, the ability to think in 3-dimensions, the ability to imagine inspired solutions, the ability to communicate those ideas through words, drawings, models and images.
Take a look through the images on our website, or give us a call to find out more. Our office is full of drawings, models and photographs and we may be able to arrange for you to visit some of our previous projects.
2. Technical Competence
You want your building to keep the weather at bay, to need little maintenance but be easy to maintain when needed, to meet the requirements of all users of all abilities, to use resources sparingly during construction and require little energy to run it when complete. You need the building to work with planning legislation and building regulations, to conform to current best practice in all respects and to stay looking good for years to come.
Our team of architects and technologists is highly trained, highly experienced and we keep our knowledge-base up to date with a programme of continual professional development, an in-house quality assurance scheme and subscriptions to a number of continually updated architectural data systems.
3. Management skills
You want the construction stage of your project carefully managed, carried out with the minimum of fuss, safely, on time and on budget so that the finished building exceeds all your aspirations.
Project management is an art as much as a science. Striking the right balance between time, cost and quality is a skill that comes with experience, and we've got plenty of that! We aim to make all the projects we manage finish on time, on budget and meet pre-agreed quality standards. We aim to save our clients more than the cost of our fee. See the comments from some of grateful clients on our Reviews page
what we can offer:
We offer 3 levels of service to our domestic clients. 'Bronze' is a stripped-down service for simple domestic projects, a cheap and cheerful way to achieve local authority approvals. 'Silver' suits projects where there's a bit more complexity involved and some of the beautiful interiors on our projects page have been achieved by clients using our silver service. 'Silver' doesn't suit everyone, though, particularly those clients who have no previous experience of managing a construction project, so the 'Gold' service is for projects where a full architectural involvement is needed including innovative design, approvals, cost-monitoring and full project-management during construction including Architect certification. You choose!
The first consultation is free so get in touch and let us know what you've got in mind.
We are RIAS Accredited Conservation Architects with many years experience of working on Scotland's historic buildings. Our current project to rehabilitate the Grade A listed Panmure House in Edinburgh is involving us in stone repairs, lime plasterwork, historic timber paneling, period detailing on windows and ironmongery, lime harling, roof slate repairs, conservation of historic timbers and much more. Other projects include the rehabilitation of Duntarvie Castle, the creation of the Edinburgh Weaving Centre in the disused Victorian reservoir on the Royal Mile, church building repairs in Alloa, Kirkliston and Bathgate, rehabilitation of a disused sawmill in Lanark, Easter Inch Steadings in Bathgate and stonework conservation work on buildings across the Highlands.
EKJN Sustainable Design:
We are RIAS Accredited Sustainable Building Designers, with experience of designing low energy buildings across Scotland. We're interested in using locally-sourced materials and passive thermal design principles. We've experience of using heat pumps, biomass boilers, photovoltaics, solar thermal panels and wind turbines. We're passionate about the environment and making a sustainable future. Contact us for more information.
We're designing offices in London, a hostel in Ayrshire and a conference centre in Edinburgh. Other recent experience includes medical centres, dental practices, vets practices, schools, workshops, industrial units, hotels, restaurants, cafes, and visitor centres. Special interests include historic buildings and modern sustainable construction.
Our team has a great deal of experience in designing housing schemes including layouts for large developers, small private developments, steadings conversions, flatted developments and social housing. Feasibility layouts, master-planning, detailed design or full project-management. There's a package of services available to suit your needs.
Our wealth of experience in many sectors ensures we can provide you with as much of the full range of architectural services as you need, from inception to completion if required. We place importance on good design, sustainable construction and efficient project management. Our staff are professional, approachable, and committed to delivering a uniquely tailored package to every client. We always welcome new and exciting projects so whatever your ideas please get in touch!
We're an experienced, efficient and well-trained team and will tackle almost anything. Call us to discuss your project.
EKJN's Service Packages
Our fully qualified chartered architects and technicians in West Lothian and Fife can provide you with the full range of architectural services to make certain your building project not only looks great, but runs smoothly on site too.
Every new client has a unique situation which requires a specially tailored package of services to suit their project, budget and levels of experience. The best way to get an idea of how your project might proceed is to call us and discuss your requirements. As a general rule, the services we provide for most projects fall into one of these categories:
inclusive Gold Service:
We will take you from conception and design, through local authority approvals and the tender process to on-site inspections and contract administration. This is ideal if you have never built anything before, or are too busy to worry about the day to day details of project management.
For those who have already found a builder and feel confident about managing them on site, we can provide all the design and local authority approval drawings. After that our involvement will drop to weekly site visits and reports. Should you need us we will be on hand for any additional advice you might need at an hourly rate.
For simple projects or very experienced clients we can provide just the Planning and Warrant drawings for you to gain the necessary local authority approvals.
contact us for more information about the services