Team News

November 18th, 2020
Team News

We welcome back Agata who has re-joined our team after completing her Part II at Edinburgh University. Agata joined our team in 2017 and went back to Uni before re-joining us in 2020. It has been an interesting time as the team have been working remotely but we found time to ask her some questions about her career so far. What do you think/do differently in architecture than you did during your part 1 placement? Throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate…

Our Response to Covid-19

October 23rd, 2020

During these challenging times, the health and safety of our team and their families is our number one priority. We continue to follow the guidance given by the World Health Organisation and local governments and continue to support our staff with flexible working solutions to continue to deliver our work in the most efficient way. We have invested in software and hardware solutions to make this possible and we will continue, as we have done so with many clients, to…

Hunter Global Leadership Centre

February 18th, 2020
Hunter Global Leadership Centre

The Hunter Foundation has announced plans to develop the Hunter Global Leadership Centre on the banks of Loch Lomond, designed by Kettle Collective. The Hunter Foundation is partnering with the University of Strathclyde to create Scotland’s first dedicated leadership training centre, designed to drive social benefit and economic growth. A planning application will be made to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park next month.

Radisson RED to Open in Reykjavik

January 22nd, 2020
Radisson RED to Open in Reykjavik

The Radisson Red Tower will become a dramatic new feature of the skyline of Reykjavik, and an exciting new destination for visitors and residents of the city. Find out more about the project here.

Seasons Greetings from Everyone at Kettle Collective

Seasons Greetings from Everyone at Kettle Collective.

TAG Pavilion wins Zero Energy Building of the Year

The Tilal Al Ghaf Sales and Experience Center has won the Zero Energy Building of the Year at the 2019 MENA Green Building Awards. The Tilal Al Ghaf Sales & Experience Center is a special landmark situated in Majid Al Futtaim’s flagship community. It was designed with sustainability at the forefront, incorporating large arrays of photovoltaic solar panels, making it a Net Positive building. The project is targeting a range of green building certifications including BREEAM Excellent, WELL Silver, in…

Dubai Design Week 2019

Join us at our Open Dubai Studio on the 12th November as part of Dubai Design Week. Find out more here.

CTBUH 2019 Conference: Towers and Their Public

Join us at the CTBUH Conference in Chicago tomorrow, where Tony Kettle will be joining Session 3H: Towers and Their Public. Find out more here.

Kettle Collective shortlisted for Boutique Firm of the Year

Kettle Collective nominated for Boutique Firm of the Year at the 2019 Middle East Architect Awards. More details on the shortlist here.

Recycling with Changeworks

We are thrilled to now be working with Changeworks, for recycling in our Edinburgh studio. As a company, we try our best to reuse and recycle where possible. We are looking forward to this new challenge to reduce our waste and to recycle more with the help of the great team at Changeworks.

Contenders unveiled for Clyde’s first opening road bridge

Three international engineering teams are competing to build the first opening road bridge over the River Clyde. The bridge design, by Kettle Collective and SWECO, celebrates the river’s shipbuilding heritage. Find out more here.

Tony Archibold at the Leaders in Architecture Summit 2019

At the recent Leaders in Architecture summit in Dubai, I discussed my experience visiting the Kogi people (an indigenous ethnic group that lives in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia), as part of my postgraduate thesis research. The talk discussed the differences between the Kogi people’s holistic way of building communities (which is localised, with design based on qualitative criteria), with conventional construction practice (which is typically globalised and the design based on narrow quantified, rather than qualified…

Glasgow Warriors Animation

Glasgow Warriors recently asked us to help them launch their new logo with an exciting animated campaign. Our in-house creative team, ink, developed the project, which brings the clubs ‘warrior’ mascot to life. The animation follows the timeline of the Glasgow Warriors from their roots, right through to the present day. The video was used by Glasgow Warriors to launch their new branding on their social media channels and STV player ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. The Kettle Collective team…

Scottish Design Awards 2019

We are thrilled that our River Clyde Crossing project has been nominated for the Scottish Design Awards Future Project Category. Find out more here.

Eid Mubarak

June 4th, 2019
Eid Mubarak

Kettle Collective would like to wish you a Happy Eid! May this special occasion bring peace and joy to you and your family.

Design Middle East: Solar Technology is the Future

Tony Kettle speaks to Design Middle East about the future of solar technology.

Employee Spotlight: Adele Melas

We spoke to Adele, to find out more about her. 1. Why did you choose to study architecture? I was born and raised in Nicosia, Cyprus – a war torn capital where the city and its people significantly suffered the aftermath of war and division. In a creative light, my art A-Level projects explored the effects this deteriorating city had on society and the well-being of its individuals. I used art as a form of depicting people’s emotions and portraying…

Ramadan Kareem

May 8th, 2019
Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan Kareem, have a blessed month.

Colin Completes the London Marathon

Congratulations to Colin who completed the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday in 4:47:41. Colin was running for his Mum who was diagnosed with Cancer last year and raised over £6,000 for Brain Tumour Research. Colin said “I wanted to take myself out of my comfort zone and went from literally no running to running the London marathon in 9 months to raise money for Brain Tumour Research”. “The training through the winter was pretty tough but it made…

Sarah Beaney Cup Success for Watsonians Ladies Rugby

Celine and her team, Watsonians Ladies Rugby Team, won the final of the Sarah Beaney Cup at BT Murrayfield as part of the Scottish Rugby Silver Saturday. Find out more about the Sarah Beany Cup Game. Celine told us: “Happiness, that’s the word that best describes last Saturday. Happy to be back at Murrayfield for the final of the Sarah Beaney Cup, happy to play rugby with friends more than teammates, happy to win and lift that cup, and happy…