Category Archives: Technical


Archaeological survey completed at the Glebe Field

, Subject : Technical

An archaeological survey of the Glebe Field site on Iona has just been completed; a key stage on an important project. Read more


Solid Wall Insulation Conference

, Subject : Technical

Roots attended a recent conference discussing how to insulate solid wall stone houses in Scotland. The Conference was run by Changeworks, a charity who deliver solutions that enable people to live and work more sustainably, and featured presentations by organisations including Historic Scotland and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Read more


Roots Invited to International Conference

, Subject : Recognition, Technical

Roots Director’s Chris and Micheal have been invited to present a paper to the 6th International Seminar for Vernacular Settlement (ISVS) in North Cyprus next April.  Read more


Royal Society for Architecture in Wales Conference

, Subject : Technical

This Friday Roots’ Directors Chris and Micheal will be presenting at the Royal Society for Architecture in Wales (RSAW) Conference in Cardiff.  Read more


Roots attend CAT Self-Build Course

, Subject : Technical

Roots recently attended a course for people interested in building their own timber kit houses. The course, which was held at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in rural Wales was particularly focussed on low-energy solutions which took the whole life of the building into account. This was delivered as a series of lectures and a hands-on project where participants built the structural frame for a new Biomass Teaching Lab. Read more article on Roots

, Subject : Recognition, Technical

Roots have been profiled as part of a series of articles, entitled ‘The New Wave’. The articles look at practices which have set up recently with innovative approaches to architecture. Roots were invited to discuss their work in general and, in particular, their experiences of working as Environmental Consultants.  Read more


Roots at MAKlab

, Subject : Inspiration, Technical

Roots are delighted to help promote the creation of MAKlab; an open access workshop and studio in Glasgow. Over 16/17th Septmeber there will be a open doors event at the Lighthouse in Glasgow’s city centre. Here the proposed equipment will be showcased and there will be an opportunity for people to talk about how MAKlab will work.  Read more


Roots Director becomes Chartered Architect

, Subject : Technical

Having passed his Part 3 Professional Exam earlier this year, Micheal is pleased to announce that he has been accepted to join the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Read more


Roots become professionally accredited

, Subject : Technical

Roots are pleased to announce that the practice have joined the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS). Although the practice successfully managed to operate for a year without the accreditation, both practice Directors felt that the qualification helped set a threshold of professional service which Clients should expect. Read more


Professional Architectural Qualification

, Subject : Technical

Roots Director Micheal recently passed his Part 3 in Professional Practice and Management. This represents the final qualification required before one can legally use the protected title of ‘Architect’.

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