passive house architects and sustainable design specialists based in East Lothian


EcoDesign &
Passive House

We have over 20 years experience of designing low energy and sustainable buildings. We use low impact materials and design buildings that can generate as much energy as they use. Our practice applies these skills to new build and refurbishment projects and have gained Passive House Institute accreditation.  
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Convert Extend

Working with existing buildings is as fulfilling as new build. We have design expertise to add value to your building. Architects are trained to translate your needs into design proposals that are sometimes not the obvious solution but show their worth over time. We work with both new and traditional buildings in modern and historic contexts . >find out more


Community Culture & Commercial

Our practice works with communities to unlock projects that benefits everyone. Often, this is linked to tourism and regeneration development. We can produce feasibility and prospectus proposals for a range of tourism and arts projects to enable projects to happen. Our practice has extensive experience of designing arts and cultural facilities. >find out more

our thinking


Why use an architect?

As Chartered Architects, we have extensive training and experience in design and building to produce elegant, well designed and appropriate solutions to your requirements. >find out more


The building process

The building process is complex with a range of permissions to apply before construction even begins. We are able to act on your behalf from first ideas through to completion or in stages depending on your preference. >find out more


Design elements

A construction project is a major investment in time and resources. We find that successful projects are carefully designed at every stage, using the way in which building materials and colour come together to make great buildings. >find out more

about us


The team

Our practice was established in 1996 and we undertake work in all parts of Scotland and Northern England. We have two practice directors, Julie Wilson and John Brennan.  >find out more


Our awards

We are an award winning practice with our work being recognised by The Saltire Society, The Edinburgh Architectural Association, The Scottish Design Awards and the Charterted Institute of Building. >find out more 


Scotland’s Rural Home

John Brennan’s book, Scotland’s Rural Home explores modern housing in the countryside not only through design but also through social and historic contexts. >find out more

Brennan and Wilson Architects Ltd.
The Studio
9 Bayswell Park
EH42 1AE
T: 01368 655004