Practice Approach Examples

"What we do here is all about relationships. The projects shown on our new website have been delivered successfully because we communicate well and work closely with the clients, the contractors, the planners and with each other. Success for the Denholm Partnership has come because of the individual contributions made from the team who over the years have helped us to refine and define who we are."

Denholm Partnership Architects' buildings aim to explore and express sympathetic design and materials for the rural Scottish landscape whilst responding to the evolving needs of modern living.

James Denholm formed the practice in 1988, pioneering energy efficient timber frame design throughout Scotland from its base in Comrie, Perthshire. Expertise in one-off private housing within the practice has developed through the many domestic projects undertaken. Great emphasis is placed on trying to find the ideal solution for a client's needs whilst being aware of financial considerations and opportunities.

Working in areas of outstanding natural beauty... amongst mountains, lochs and rivers... has inspired designs that respond organically to their natural setting, optimising views, topography, orientation and using materials to create buildings that truly fit into their rural landscape. The practice has also developed expertise in a broad range of building projects including hotels, a large number of projects at Crieff Hydro, self-catering and shared ownership holiday accommodation, swimming pools, restaurants and bars, offices, golf clubhouses and housing association work alongside a variety of one-off projects such as the Nelson Stand for Perth Race Course and a medical centre.

A large and growing area of our work is with a number of country estates throughout Scotland working on a variety of building types – castles, shooting lodges, game larders, keepers' cottages - that assist in enhancing value, organisation and long-term efficiencies.

Although the vast majority of our work is in Scotland, we have undertaken projects in other parts of the UK and further afield. Over the last thirty years we have been involved in some 3,600 projects of various sizes. Here on our website, we show a limited number of our projects to date with more being added in the coming months......