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Annand & Mustoe Architects (AMA) is an award winning design-led practice, owned and managed by its partners, Duncan Annand and Michael Vanoli. Founded in 1985, the practice was an early advocate of intelligent design and energy conservation, winning a number of awards for sustainability.

Design Philosophy
AMA’s holistic and client-focused approach is noteworthy for its communication between the design team and all stakeholders and interested groups. Central to this design philosophy is the creation of a clear brief, a process assisted by the architects, but always user-led that encourages clients to think creatively about their venture, ensuring the most effective outcome.

Client-led Architecture
This open way of working, with its emphasis on communication and detailed planning, creates popular, long-term buildings that are both sympathetic to their surroundings and capable of accommodating changing patterns of use. As a result AMA has developed a number of ongoing relationships with clients and the practice is involved in a number of multi-phase developments, each one reflecting its core principle of intelligent, elegant, client-led architecture.


Annand and Mustoe provide all the services one expects from an ethusiastic, highly qualified architectural partnership; excellent design, attention to detail and the ability to follow through to completion with the minimum of problems.

What makes Annand and Mustoe special and different is the extraordinary efforts they make to understand the nature of their clients' activities and the sensitivity with which they incorporate these into their plans.

Dr Mark Collins, Director, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre,