Practice

The Hurd Rolland Partnership was established in the 1930s.

We’re steeped in a strong heritage – the founding Partners were instrumental in establishing such institutions as the Saltire Society and the Edinburgh New Town Conservation Committee. The early focus of the practice related to conservation architecture and place-making, and that remains a key element of the work we do. However, over many decades we have grown to become a practice that has a huge breadth of experience and knowledge covering every kind of architectural endeavour, which enjoys strong working relationships with our clients, and benefits from an extremely dedicated and highly qualified staff.

From our home at Rossend Castle, we’re exploring many new avenues of work, embracing the most current of technologies, and investigating innovative and exciting options in our design work.

Hurd Rolland has built up a strong catalogue of excellent buildings – both in the public and private sectors. We’ve created strategic masterplans for regeneration and development; built stunning homes and groups of housing; commercially successful offices and retail spaces; excellent hotel and eisure buildings; important civic institutions and landmarks; and carried out essential conservation work to famous buildings and monuments of national importance.

We also provide expert consultancy services from both Rossend Castle and our satellite office in London, including specialist analysis of building defects, expert witness services, assistance with adjudication and mediation, and strategic advice in connection with listed buildings and built heritage.

The most fundamental aspect of the work we do is in understanding and clarifying the needs of every client in a bespoke manner, thereby delivering the best result on every project (whether in a nationally significant commercial development, or a stunning new home).

We strive to create wonderful architecture that meets the aspirations of the user, responding meaningfully to its location and offering a genuine and long-lasting positive contribution to the built environment.