Mary qualified as an architect in 1992, am ARB registered and a member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects of Scotland. In November 2016 she was elected on to the Royal Scottish Academy. In January 2016 she set up the practice having worked for 16 years for Dualchas Architects, working on remote and wild sites all over the highlands and islands of the west coast of Scotland. Before Dualchas Mary worked for Stanton Williams and Patel Taylor Architects in London, David Miller in Glasgow and for herself.
Mary is interested in creating quiet, humane, restrained and beautifully crafted places and spaces based on a rigorous study of site, context, landscape and brief and try to create a backdrop for people’s work, their art and lives.
As well as and often in parallel with her work Mary has managed to fit in a great deal of mountain walking, sea kayaking and biking and have a deep love and an amateur understanding of the beautiful landscapes she has worked in and takes her responsibility to preserve these landscapes seriously. Mary is delighted to travel for an interesting project in a beautiful place and relishes the challenge of a remote site and thoughtful brief whatever its size.