Potterrow Development, University of Edinburgh

Keith Hunter

Bennetts Associates

Bennetts Associates creates sustainable and enduring architecture. As one of the UK’s leading practices, their diverse portfolio has been celebrated with more than 180 awards over 30 years and covers cultural, workplace and education projects in both the public and private sector, ranging from masterplans to small historic buildings. Bennetts Associates is an employee-owned trust of 70 people with studios in London, Edinburgh and Manchester, and has recently earned Building Design’s Higher Education Architect of the Year 2019 Award.

The practice also leads its field in sustainability - in April 2019 it became the world’s first architects to secure Science Based Target approval and commit to the UN’s Climate Neutral Now campaign. The practice is a founding member of the UK Green Building Council and the first architecture practice in the world to report company impacts using the GRI Guidelines.


3 Boroughloch Square
United Kingdom


0131 667 7351


0131 662 1867


  • Arts
  • Commercial
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Health
  • Historic
  • Industrial
  • Interior design
  • Masterplanning
  • Public
  • Refurbishment
  • Residential
  • Sustainability

Awards won

In the 30 years since its foundation, Bennetts Associates has won over 140 awards, of which over 40 have been in the last five years. The firm is particularly proud that these awards are not only for architectural excellence but also for related areas of expertise such as sustainability, construction, teamwork, regeneration, conservation and overall performance and that work in Scotland has been particularly well recognised, most notably with the Informatics Forum which was awarded the RIAS Andrew Doolan Prize for Best Building in Scotland.

In 2011 the practice received the Building Award for Architectural Practice of the Year, and to date the practice has received 20 RIBA Awards and has featured on the prestigious Stirling Prize shortlist on three occasions. In 2001, Rab Bennetts was voted Scottish Architect of the Year and received an OBE for Services to Architecture in 2003.

A full list of awards can be seen on our website: