Welcome to my new blog!

One of the highlights of last year for me was working with P7 pupils from Tynewater Primary School on a community project to build a wooden ‘hut’ which cantilevers over the banks of Allan Water at Wooplaw Wood.  More about this in a later blog.

Another event worthy of celebration was completing the funding package for the Gorebidge Community Hub. As a director of Gorebridge Community Development Trust I have been heavily involved with this project for the past five years. Securing the funding in the current economic climate has been quite a challenge but we finally have a contractor on board and ready to start on site early this year. Again I will fill you in in a later blog.

There’s no denying that these are still difficult times for architects and even some of the best Edinburgh practices are suffering.  Despite that Halvorsen Architects has managed to complete some wonderful extensions. Some should be featured quite soon – I’ll keep you posted.

I look forward to more challenging work in 2013 and we’re doing our first project in England for some years – a radical attic extension in Bristol.