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WORKPLACE

We try to combine the natural intuitive qualities of good designers with robust academic activity that ensures our ideas and methods are progressive.

Our philosophy places people at the heart of the design experience. Our approach involves a structured examination of your needs with exploratory and innovative thinking culminating in lasting and effective solutions.

 

SARACEN HOUSE BY JBG

GLASGOW

Working in Collaboration with Murray Russell Architects
our role as lead designer was to design and deliver the clients requirements to provide a 10,000 square feet flexible conference with offices specifically designed for the anchor tenant a social housing landlord with responsibility for managing circa 7000 properties. Security for staff and visitors alike was major priority.

PROJECT DETAIL

CLIENT           

ARCHITECT

CONTRACTOR

JOBS & BUSINESS GLASGOW

MURRAY RUSSELL ARCHITECTS

CRUDEN

 

 

 
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CAPCO

HEAD OFFICE, EDINBURGH

CAPCO approach Arka to  prepare a feasibility study and cost plan for a refurbished office space which takes advantage of current industry best practices 

 

Our aim was to create a working environment which is professional, but which allows creativity and encourages collaboration. The space was designed to reflect both the Capco corporate identity and also be sympathetic towards the World Heritage site surrounding area.

 
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NG HOMES

REIDHOUSE STREET, GLASGOW

ghomes existing headquarters have been extended and refurbished to increase staff number by 50%.

Welcoming reception and waiting areas are supported by generous private waiting rooms. New skylights allow daylight and natural ventilation into the deep plan and increase the sense of spacious. Externally the natural stone and branding reflect the ambitions of the housing association for the area they serve.

PROJECT DETAIL

CLIENT           

ARCHITECT

CONTRACTOR

NG HOMES

MURRAY RUSSELL ARCHITECTS

MORRIS AND SPOTTISWOOD

 
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NG HOMES

BARDOWIE STREET, GLASGOW

PROJECT DETAIL

 

NG HOMES

MURRAY RUSSELL ARCHITECTS

MORRIS AND SPOTTISWOOD

CLIENT           

ARCHITECT

CONTRACTOR

nghomes Possil Park offices were reorganised to increase staff number by 40% while providing an enhance experience for customer and staff alike. The entrance hall on the corner of Bardowie Street include new reception counters, generous interview booths and waiting areas. The glazed walls to the corridors and the staff café flood the interior with daylight.

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NG HOMES CONFERENCE SUITE 

GLASGOW

PROJECT DETAIL

The challenge of this remodelling project was to keep the existing four-storey residential building above in operation. The semi-circular floor plan created challenges in planning a 25-seat meeting room and training suite. The design creates a huge rectangular room within the semi-circular footprint. This involved major structural challenge to remove a column within the existing offices, which supported all four floors. The conference centre is finished in oak panelling.

CLIENT           

ARCHITECT

CONTRACTOR

NG HOMES

MURRAY RUSSELL ARCHITECTS

MORRIS AND SPOTTISWOOD

 
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PROJECT DETAIL

Pollok Credit Union is a local community based savings and loans organisation. We have worked with PCU on several projects to create secure customer friendly banks and information centres. The Post Office was incorporated into the main outlet within Silverburn Shopping centre. We worked closely with PCU and the Post office so that the two Brands could sit comfortably together.

CLIENT           

CONTRACTOR

PCU 

MORRIS AND SPOTTISWOOD

POLLOK CREDIT UNION 

GLASGOW

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