ZM Architecture


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Nicholas Alexander Blair

BSc Hons BArch
PG Dip Construction Law, RIAS
RIAS Advanced Conservation Accreditation

Nick graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 1994 winning the outstanding thesis memorial prize in his post graduate year. He has over 20 years’ experience in architectural practice and has been a director of ZM Architecture since co-founding the office in 2004.

Nick specialises in working with important historic buildings, their conservation, repair, adaptation and re-use. He has RIAS Advanced Accreditation in Conservation Arhitecture and leads on all ZM Architecture’s conservation projects.

In addition to his qualifications in architecture Nick has a specialist interest in the legal context of architectural proctice and receved a Post Graduate Diploma in constrcution law in 2005 from the University of Strathclyde.

Director, Quality Director

Peter Foster Richardson

Director, Quality Director
BA Arch
Dip Arch dist

Peter graduated from the University of Edinburgh with distinction in 1988, winning the Edinburgh Assocation Architectural Silver Medal and qualified as a registered architect in 1989. He set up in private practice in 1993 and founded ZOO Architects in 1997. He won the RIAS Innovative Architect of the Year Award 2000, and was shortlisted for the International 2001 YAYA. In 2003-4 his practice merged with McGurn Architects to create ZM Architecture Limited.

Peter sits on the Design Panel of Architecture and Design Scotland and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland. He has specialst skills in Arts building and sustainbale desing and in 2007 co-founded the “Low Carbon Forum”, Glasgow, a group aimed at promoting large scale renewable concepts for the city.