Malcolm Fraser and Robin Livingstone form new practice

Architects Malcolm Fraser and Robin Livingstone have reunited to form a new practice grown from Malcolm Fraser Architects which ceased trading in 2015.

Fraser/Livingstone Architects will get to work immediately with projects lined up including a restaurant overlooking the Water of Leith in Edinburgh, a distillery on the Isle of Barra, and a business hub in Kinning Park, Glasgow.

Malcolm Fraser and Robin Livingstone form new practice

Malcolm Fraser and Robin Livingstone

Led by Mr Fraser from 1993 until its closure, Malcolm Fraser Architects won eight RIBA Awards before announcing it had failed to make its “beautiful and important” work profitable.

The practice, where Mr Livingstone worked for 10 years, was celebrated for award-winning work spanning from arts, conservation and commerce to advising and empowering communities and award-winning homes and placemaking for clients ranging from individuals to housing associations, councils and volume housebuilders.

In the intervening years Livingstone worked as an associate at 7N Architects, where he built up a reputation for creating well-knit community-led social housing that promotes progressive forms of construction.

Fraser meanwhile worked with Halliday Fraser Munro.

In a statement the practice wrote: “Fraser/Livingstone Architects will build on our heritage to make new buildings and environments that are rooted in place and the progressive principle that climate, openness and gathering remain central to our wellbeing.

“We will also continue to advocate for architecture to put social responsibility at its heart, with its professionalism at the service of the health and wellbeing of society and the wider care we all must take of the environment.”

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