Award winning architects + interior designers working in dundee, scotland and all across the UK.
Our practice was established in 1982 by Andrew Nicoll (who has since retired) and Ric Russell as a result of the successful completion of Dundee Repertory Theatre. The project made an enormous impact at a time when very little was being built in Scotland and immediately offered the Studios a springboard architecturally and in terms of publicity.
From those relatively modest beginnings we have grown steadily and have enjoyed creating some of Scotland’s best loved new buildings along the way. During those twenty five years we have won eight RIBA awards, two awards from the National Civic Trust, a Dynamic Place Award and in addition, a further forty awards recognising the merits of our work.
Although the practice is well known for its Civic, Theatre, Licensed Leisure and Civil Engineering projects, the Studios' depth of experience goes far beyond these sectors to include everything from Private Houses to major Private Hospitals.
Nicoll Russell Studios have obviously completed and continue to carry out many projects within the Tayside area. But the Studios are very outward looking and have also built up an international portfolio of work with projects ranging from the Western Isles, through Glasgow, Edinburgh, West Midlands and London to several projects in the Republic of Ireland, Portugal, Middle and Far East and Australia.
We are delighted by the extent of public and professional acclaim our work has brought us, but have never designed our work to actively seek the limelight. Instead we have always believed that truly fine buildings arise from the accurate resolution of a client’s brief, the needs of the many people who will utilise them, and how those buildings rejoice in their setting.
Architecture, Interior Design, Arts, Education, Commercial, Residential, Licensed, Civic, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Conservation, Sustainability