Morgan McDonnell Has 3 New Architectural Assistants

Posted on October 27, 2015 by admin

Alice Hibberd, Vera Kokovay and Keith Mullan have recently joined the practice bringing to our team great knowledge and international experience in Master Planning, Architecture and Landscaping.

We look forward to working with you!

Advocate’s Close Has Been Shortlisted 3 Times for the RICS Scotland Awards 2015

Posted on March 6, 2015 by admin

Our Advocate’s Close has been shortlisted 3 times for the upcoming RICS Scotland Awards 2015. The project has been included in the Commercial, Regeneration and Tourism & Leisure categories. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh on 23rd April. As emphasized in the RICS press release,, the awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment, celebrating the achievements of professionals working in both the built and natural environment. We are delighted and honoured that our project has been recognized in this way by the RICS judges.

… and the band played on

Posted on December 10, 2014 by admin

– great time was had by all at our RIAS Doolan Award celebration party on Friday night!

Advocate’s Close Scoops 3 Herald Property Awards

Posted on October 10, 2014 by admin

We are once again delighted to share further success for our Advocate’s Close project in Edinburgh.  The mixed use redevelopment scooped 3 awards at this year’s Herald Property Awards in Glasgow, including ‘Best Non-Housing Regeneration Project’, ‘Commercial Property of the Year’ and ‘ Best Renovation/Conversion’.

These accolades are the latest in a string of awards for both this project and the practice as a whole, including a prestigious RIAS Award for best architecture in Scotland.

Advocate’s Close Up For Andrew Doolan Prize

Posted on August 6, 2014 by admin

Following the success of winning a prestigious RIAS Award earlier this summer, Advocate’s Close has now been put forward for both the RIAS Gold Medal and the Andrew Doolan prize, the UK’s most valuable architectural prize that recognises the best building in Scotland.

In their assessment of the project, the RIAS commented that Advocate’s Close is “Urban weaving at its most complex, connected into the existing patterns of Edinburgh’s upper Old Town, the project connects refurbished historic properties with new-build. A substantial mixed development, full of interest”.

To be shortlisted for both accolades marks an unprecedented success and a major milestone for Morgan McDonnell. Prior to 2014, the practice had never had a project shortlisted for an RIAS Award, but this year were one of only 3 Scottish practices to have at least 2 projects in the running (Advocate’s Close & 26-31 Charlotte Square).  The Doolan Prize judges are set to visit the project later this month, with the winner being announced at a ceremony in November.

Shortlists Announced For Scottish Design Awards 2014

Posted on April 9, 2014 by admin

Finalists for this years Scottish Design Awards have just been announced!

We’re delighted to  be shortlisted for 3 projects: Advocate’s Close (Regeneration), The Devil’s Advocate (Interior Design) and 26-31 Charlotte Square (Re-Use of a Listed Building). The winners will be announced in June.

The full list of categories and respective finalists can be found on the Scottish Design Awards website.

Charlotte Square & Advocate’s Close Shortlisted For RIAS Awards

Posted on March 25, 2014 by admin

We are delighted to share that two of our recently completed projects at Charlotte Square and Advocate’s Close have been shortlisted by the RIAS for their 2014 awards. Both projects have been recognised for their exceptional design and impact on their respective areas in the New Town and Old Town in the heart of Edinburgh.

Of Charlotte Square, the judging panel commented that “This prestigious development deftly connects a row of restored townhouses with new-build. The covered, linking, courtyard is an appropriate transition between the restored townhouses and the contemporary block behind.”

In reference to Advocate’s Close, the panel added that the redevelopment is “Urban weaving at its most complex, connected into the existing patterns of Edinburgh’s upper Old Town, the project connects refurbished historic properties with new-build. A substantial mixed development, full of interest.”

The two projects are amongst a total shortlist of 26 across Scotland. The award winners will be announced in June 2014.


Charlotte Square & Advocate’s Close Win At Scottish Property Awards

Posted on March 5, 2014 by admin

We are delighted to announce that two of our recently completed projects, Advocate’s Close and 26-31 Charlotte Square, have won top honours at the Scottish Property Awards 2014.

Charlotte Square took home the award for Architectural Excellence (Commercial Buildings), while Advocate’s Close scooped the award for Development of the Year as well as being merited for City Regeneration of the Year at the awards held in Edinburgh on February 27th.