The owners of two Aberdeen architectural businesses have joined forces to set up Albyn Architects in response to ongoing business growth. The city-based practice will now use the combined design and project management expertise of Mark Dellaquaglia and Ian McGregor to provide residential and commercial clients across Scotland with a full range of architectural and support services.
The rebranded company has evolved from Albyn Architectural which was set up by Mark in 2015. Since then, the company has seen rapid growth and Ian, previously co-founder and co-director of McGregor Garrow Architects, has joined Mark as a business partner and co-director of Albyn Architects.
Ian will be the practice’s principal architect while Mark will focus his attention on running and further developing its sister company, Albyn Building Services.
“The first few years in business have been incredibly busy and there is potential for significant future growth,” said Mark. “I have worked with Ian previously and known him for some years, so I knew he would be a great partner to bring in. The opportunity to get someone of Ian’s calibre who has the same work ethic and enthusiasm as I have is a real bonus and I’m excited about where we can take the company.”
Ian specialises in residential developments ranging from extensions, refurbishment and conversions to new build. Mark will focus on project management while continuing to grow the commercial side of the business with services including space planning and interior design to full master planning for industrial, retail, office and restaurant sectors.
“Having developed an established client base over the past five years I’d now like to expand on that and to build on the growth and success of my previous company,” said Ian. “When the opportunity came to work with Mark, we discussed our vision and it was clear we have the same passion and drive to take Albyn Architects to the next level.”
Albyn Architects will expand its team on November 1 when Caroline McBain joins the company as an Associate Architect. Caroline has previously worked at McGregor Garrow Architects, Space Solutions and Pihl UK.
In addition to providing the full range of architectural services from conception to completion, Albyn Architects works with a tried and tested network of building contractors that both Mark and Ian have previously worked with to complete many successful projects.