Ewan joined HTA in September 2016 and has been heavily involved with several significant projects within the practice, such as: Studio Dundee; Land North of Grant Road; Edinburgh Park and Greenford Quay Block 5.
These projects represent a wide range of experience from planning through to construction and offer a wide range of housing typology; from mixed used Build to Rent in Dundee to a 22-storey tower adjacent to Clapham Junction.
At present, Ewan’s efforts are focused on 23-35 Parkhouse Street, where stage 2 design is currently underway. His last milestone came with the planning application submission for the Edinburgh Park masterplan where he was an integral member of the design team. He carried out a leading role in the design and coordination of the affordable housing site, which accommodates 160 new homes as a mix of maisonettes and apartments.
Prior to HTA, he completed his part l at the Mackintosh School of Architecture between 2010 and 2013 before joining a small design firm in London for his placement year. During his time there he was heavily involved with the design of ‘the concrete house’ which successfully achieved paragraph 55 (now Paragraph 79) planning approval within the national policy framework. This constitutes a design, which displays outstanding architectural intent within the green belt.
He returned to the ‘MAC’ and completed his part ll in 2016, where he was awarded a distinction for his thesis project; ‘an urban forestry machine for Berlin’. The ambitious proposition aimed to raise awareness of the damaging practice of importation and provide an outlet to process locally sourced timber. Having gained valuable experience at HTA, Ewan has gone on to complete his part III in early 2020 and qualify as an ARB registered Architect.