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Gordon A. 
B. Arch, Dip Arch, LLM, FRIAS, RIBA, MCIArb
Architect
 
23 Hamilton Park Avenue
Kelvinbridge
Glasgow
G12 8DS
 
t:0141 334 3044
e: info@gibbarchitects.co.uk
 
 
Education

 

2009             F.R.I.A.S.                    Royal Incorporation of Architects in                                                                    Scotland

 

2009             MCIArb                       Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

 

1997             LLM                            University of Strathclyde Law School     

 

1987             A.R.I.A.S                     Royal Incorporation of Architects in                                                                    Scotland

 

1985             R.I.B.A. Part III           Mackintosh School of Architecture

 

1983             Dip. Arch.                   Mackintosh School of Architecture

 

1980             B. Arch.                      Mackintosh School of Architecture 

 

 

Professional & Academic Activities
 

2015              Lecturer in Professional Practice, ARCEX, Belfast.

 

2015              External Examiner, University College Dublin.

 

2015              Member of Department of Communities and Local

                       Government work group on regulation of the

                       architectural profession.

 

2013              Core accredited Mediator.

 

2012              Practice Services consultant for the RIAS.

 

2012              Panel of RIAS Expert Witnesses.

 

2011              RIAS Panel of Adjudicators.

 

2010              Appointed Expert adviser for “Rogue Traders” on                  

                      “Watchdog"  for the BBC.

 

2010              Council member, Royal Incorporation of Architects in

                       Scotland.

 

2009              Elected Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in

                       Scotland.

 

2009              RIBA Professional Examiner and Member of the Board of

                       Examiners of the Architectural Association School of

                       Architecture, London.

 

2009              Elected Vice Chair, Architects Registration Board.

 

2009              RIBA Professional Examiner and Member of the Board of  

                       Examiners of Queens University, Belfast.

 

2009              Board member and Director of Actual Reality Learning and

                       Leadership Trust.

 

2009              Key author of the ARB/RIBA Part 3 Criteria and QAA

                       Benchmark for Architecture.

 

2009              Part-time lecturer in Law at the University of Strathclyde

                       Law School.

 

2008              Vice Chair, Association of Professional Studies Advisers in

                       Architecture (APSAA).

 

2008              Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

 

2008              Member of the RIBA education committee.

 

2008              RIBA Professional examiner at the Bartlett, University

                       College London.

 

2007              Part-time lecturer in Professional Practice at the University

2005 -            of Strathclyde.   

 

present          Exam Committee Member of the Architects’ Professional

2004 -            Educational Authority of Scotland (APEAS).

 

present         Director of Professional Practice, Mackintosh School of

2003 -           Architecture.

 

present          Corporate Trainer and consultancy supplier to building

2001 -            industry.           

 

2001              Narrator and presenter for ITV for the ‘Artery’ programme

                       and contributor to the ‘Restoration’ series produced by      

                       the BBC.

 

present         Participant in RIAS Contracts Committee.

1997 - 

 

present         Part-time design tutor and examiner at the Mackintosh

1994 -           School of Architecture

              

 

1992              Co writer of the RIBA Part III (final) examination paper for

                       architects in Scotland.

 

1995              Visiting lecturer and tutor at Glasgow University Business

1990 -            School.

 

present         Expert Witness for Construction Claims, defects and

1987 -           Professional Liability matters.

 

 

 

 

Architecture & Building Industry Experience

 

 

2000 - present          Gibb Architects Ltd. 

 

1997 - 2000               BDS Gibb Architecture & Design Ltd. 

 

1986 - 1997               Gibb Associates, Chartered Architects 

 

1984 - 1986               Rennie Watson & Starling Architects

 

1983 - 1984               Houston & Dunlob Architects, Kilbirnie

 

1981                           James G Cuthbertson Architects

 

1980 - 1981               Nicholson & Jacobsen Architects

 

 

Principal Projects:

  

Housing Development,  Skelmorlie                          £8,000,000

 

India Tyre Building,  Inchinnan                                 £7,500,000

 

Next Generation Health Club,  Leith                         £7,200,000

 

Next Generation Helath Club,  Newton Mearns      £7,000,000

 

Nguyen Van Thu St.,  Saigon                                     $US  5,500,000

 

Newlands Tennis Club                                               £630,000

 

Beach House Nursing Home, Skelmorlie                £550,000

 

Hutton Park Home for the Elderly, Largs                £450,000                                                                      

Roman Road, Business Centre, Bearsden               £350,000

 

 

Awards

 

2005        Scottish Design Awards

                 Award for "Best Reuse of a Historic Building"

 

2005        Scottish Design Awards,

                 Commendation for "Best Commercial Interior"

 

2003        Dynamic Place Awards,

                 Commendation for "Best Regeneration Project"

 

 

 

Media and Presentation Experience

 

Artery (2001)

Produced by STV on the topic of the restoration of India of Inchinnan building by Gibb Architects.  Interviews undertaken and pieces delivered to camera.

 

Restoration Secrets (2001)

Produced for BBC3, highlighting methods of restoring listed buildings, with reference to India of Inchinnan.  Interviews undertaken and pieces delivered to camera.

 

Rogue Traders (2010)

Produced by BBC1 as part of Watchdog programme.  Engaged as expert

architect to comment upon activities of contractor, note deficiencies and

propose solutions.  Voiceover, walkround to provide detail of physical

aspects of building and pieces to camera.

 

Other Presenting Experience

Preparation and delivery of courses in presentation skills and stagecraft for building industry professionals, building industry suppliers, contractors and students in the building profession.

Publications

 

2010             Joint ARB/RIBA Criteria for Architectural Education                             (key author).

 

2007             The Contract Game – Computer-based training                                     simulation in Building Contracts for Students in the                             Building Industry.

 

2006             ‘Lean Management in Construction’, University of                                 Strathclyde.

 

2000-2003   Articles in The Sunday Herald, The Scotsman, The                               London Times, Homes & Interiors Magazine and                                   building journals.

 

2000              Article “State of the Art Deco” – India of Inchinnan                                design, Glasgow Herald.

 

2000              Article “Flight of Fancy” – India of Inchinnan design                              in ‘Prospect’ magazine, March issue.

 

1999              Articles ‘Leith Waterfront Gets Health Kick’ - Project                            Scotland and ‘Design Fitness’ - Site magazine, on                                Next Generation design at Leith.

 

1999-2010    Architects’ Legal Handbook, chapter 24, ‘The Legal                              Constitution of an Architects’ Office’.

 

 

 

Legal Experience & Expert Witness 

Commissions & Experience

 

 

Expert Witness Experience:

 

Apr 2015      Architect’s liability in relation to inspection – report                             used as basis of settlement.

 

Feb 2015      Construction dispute between employer and                                         contractor – report used as basis of settlement

                      prior to proof.

 

Oct 2014       Architect’s professional negligence claim relating to                            engagement with local authority, specification of

                      works to historic building and inspection – report used                       for rebuttal of claim and for basis of settlement.

 

Sep 2014      Employer’s counterclaim against separate trade                                 contractor – report used as basis for rebuttal of

                      counterclaim.

 

Aug 2014      Guidance for Employer in adjudication on construction                       defects – reports used as basis of settlement and

                      evidence delivered at Adjudication hearing.

 

Feb 2014      Architect’s professional negligence claim in relation to                       design and inspection – report used as basis of

                      settlement.

 

Feb 2014      Architect’s professional negligence claim relating to                           design and inspection – report used as basis of                                   settlement.

 

Jan 2014      Architect’s professional negligence claim relating to                           inspection – reports issued, Experts’ meetings

                      convened and settlement achieved.

 

Jan 2014      Claim by Employer against design team with respect                           to failures in design and construction – reports

                      issued and presented for mediation, engagement

                      with large team of expert witnesses at mediation

                      and settlement achieved.

 

Apr 2012      Expert report on building defect and personal injury                             claim – report used as basis of settlement

                      prior to Proof.

 

2011             Employer’s claim against design team with respect to                         building failures – preparation of reports and

                      engagement in multi-party Experts’ meetings and                               Mediation.  Settlement achieved after Mediation.

 

2011             Architect’s professional negligence claim relating to                           design and inspection – report used as basis of                                   negotiated settlement prior to Proof.

 

2010             Historic professional negligence of Architect assessed                       as basis of consideration of claim for professional                               negligence by solicitor.  Preparation of expert report                           and participation in Mediation at which resolution was                       achieved.

 

2009             Architect’s Liability – provision of expert opinion                                   regarding whether a case could be brought against                             Architect for alleged negligence.

 

2009             Architect’s Liability – Court of Session – case settled by                       Mediation.

 

2009             Architect’s Liability as a part of alleged construction                           failures.  Participation in multi-party Experts’ meetings                       – Court of Session – case against architect withdrawn                         as a result of reports.

 

2008             Architect’s Liability – Adjudication – case taken to                                 mediation after submission of report.

 

2008             Architect’s Liability – Court of Session – case settled                           after submission of report.

 

2008             Dispute over Burdens – Lands Tribunal – delivery of                             expert evidence.

 

2008             Construction defects – Client’s claim against developer                       sustained due to submission of report.

 

2008             Architect’s fee dispute – Edinburgh Sheriff Court –                               case settled.

 

2007             Construction defects – Dumbarton Sheriff Court –                                 delivery of expert evidence.

 

2007             Architect’s professional negligence – Court of Session                         – case settled.

 

2005             Architect’s professional negligence – Court of Session                         – delivery of expert evidence.

 

2003             Architect’s professional negligence – case settled after                       submission of report.

 

2003             Dispute over Burdens – Lands Tribunal – delivery of                            expert evidence. 

 

1999             Architect’s professional negligence – case settled after                       submission of report.

 

1998             Interior design contract dispute – judgement on basis                         of report alone.

 

1998             Contract dispute – Kilmarnock Sheriff Court – settled                           after submission of report.

 

1996             Contractor/Sub-Contractor claim – case settled after                           negotiation.

 

1995             Contract claim and counterclaim – Hamilton Sheriff                             Court – delivery of expert evidence.

 

1990             Injury caused by building collapse in fire – Court of                               Session – case settled.

 

1987             Fire damage dispute – Court of Session – delivery of                           expert evidence.

 

 

Adjudications and Mediations

 

 

2015             Adjudication – Dispute between domestic Employer                            and Architect.  Resigned due to lack of jurisdiction. 

 

2014             Adjudication – acting as Adjudicator in building                                     contract claim in relation to variations,

                      measurement issues and extension of time.  Decision

                      issued and accepted.

 

2014             Mediation – acting as Joint Mediator – service industry                       procurement.  Settlement achieved.

 

2013             Adjudication – Dispute between domestic Employer                             and Architect.  Resigned due to lack of jurisdiction.