Soon after the practice was established it received a number of awards and gained media recognition for its highly crafted approach to design developed through a close dialogue with its clients.

From a starting point designing furniture such as Bed Box, the firm has expanded its expertise into various building types and now works with large scale clients including Scottish Canals, housing associations and various arts organisations, but still regards each project as an opportunity to explore new themes whatever its scale. A strong team ethic, methodical approach to design and sense of enjoyment are central to the firm’s exceptional track record.

From its base in the centre of Edinburgh’s old town, close to the university, the team has developed a network of international links with other individuals and practices with whom it collaborates.

Oliver Chapman Architects is an RIBA Chartered Practice with both RIAS Sustainable Architecture and Conservation Accredited professionals in its team.


Our Team


Scottish Design Awards 2015 Best Apartment Building nomination, 2013 | Chairman’s Award and Residential Award (with Chambers McMillan) | & Commendation Scottish Homes Awards 2012 | Category Winner and Category Highly Commended AJ Small Projects Award 2012 | Shortlisted RIBA Award | Shortlisted 2011, RIBA Award | Shortlisted, 2009, Wood Awards | Small Project Award Winner, 2009, Architects Journal | Small Projects Award, Shortlisted, 2009, RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland | Shortlisted, 2008, RIBA Award | Winner, 2008, RIBA Award | Shortlisted, 2006, Best Affordable Housing Project | Winner, SDA, 2006, Young Architect of the Year | Gillian Hanley | Winner, SDA, 2006, Royal Scottish Academy | Latimer Award 2004, Saltire Housing Award | Commendation 2003, 2008, 2009, Best Domestic Project | Commendation, SDA, 2003, Edinburgh Architectural Association | Discretionary Award, 2002, Young Architect of the Year : Oliver Chapman | Commendations, SDA, 2000, 2003, 2005 Architects Journal | Small Projects Award, shortlisted, 2004, Arts and Business award | Nomination - Mentoring, 2004, Best New Visual Arts Venue | Scotsman Newspaper ‘doggerfisher’ gallery awarded, 2001.


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