B. Arch, Dip Arch, LLM, FRIAS, RIBA, MCIArb
23 Hamilton Park Avenue
t:0141 334 3044
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
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
2009 Elected Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in
2009 RIBA Professional Examiner and Member of the Board of
Examiners of the Architectural Association School of
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
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
2008 Vice Chair, Association of Professional Studies Advisers in
2008 Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
2008 Member of the RIBA education committee.
2008 RIBA Professional examiner at the Bartlett, University
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
present Participant in RIAS Contracts Committee.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.