Top architect joins Halliday Fraser Munro

Malcolm FraserScottish architect Malcolm Fraser (left), whose business shut down last month after struggling to become viable, has joined Halliday Fraser Munro.

With offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast, Halliday Fraser Munro continues to enjoy strong, sustainable growth across the public and private sectors.

It has commissions for masterplanning, residential, commercial, student accommodation and hotels throughout Scotland.

The collapse of Mr Fraser’s eponymous practice, with the loss of 15 jobs, shocked many in the profession.

The Edinburgh-born architect, who has won multiple awards and recently led the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Review, will join Halliday Fraser Munro this week.

He said: “I am looking forward to taking the creativity and integrity for which we were renowned to a firm which shares my ethos and passion and is in a strong financial position with the necessary resources to deliver major projects.”

Mr Fraser is credited with some of Edinburgh’s best known modern buildings, including Dance Base in the Grassmarket – which was short-listed for the Stirling Prize and received the Doolan award in 2002 – the Scottish Poetry Library and the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile.

David Halliday, managing director, Halliday Fraser Munro, said: “Malcolm has been a leading force in Scottish architecture for many years. We are thrilled that he is joining us as we seek to strengthen our position across Scotland. He will complement our existing pool of talented architects and ensure that we continue to raise design standards in the country.

“His acknowledged authority in masterplanning, cultural renewal and regeneration work, combined with a consistent philosophical approach to the integrity of the built environment will bring an added dimension to Halliday Fraser Munro.”



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