David Soppitt is a Chartered Architect, holding both RIBA and RIAS Membership with over 25 years experience.
Educated at Edinburgh College of Art ( then part of Heriot Watt University) and on exchange at Rhode Island School of Design, David has long held an interest in the traditional vernacular architecture of Perthshire, his degree project being a study of vernacular architecture in Pitlochry.
Established in Perth in 2001, the Architectural Design Practice moved to Bankfoot on the edge of Highland Perthshire in 2010, ideally placed to serve Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Blairgowrie, as well as Crieff, Comrie and the City of Perth.
“the best architecture works within its context to enhance the landscape or urban setting, it should not compete for attention or reflect the ego of the designer” David Soppitt
The Practice has specialised in Domestic Architecture from the outset taking on a workload consisting of:
Our practice has previous experience in the following areas of architecture:
Bar and restaurant design, Hotel design and refurbishment, Retail design, Housing developments of 50+ houses, Healthcare & Car dealerships.
We work in sympathy with the landscape and the local traditional architecture.
In continuing a tradition, with room for individual expression, the practice seeks to maintain and improve this balance and retain a regional identity.
We utilise environmentally conscious design techniques and seek to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings.
We build almost exclusively in timber frame, which is energy efficient, sustainable, and economical.
A new build house on an elevated site with wonderful views, particularly to the North & West. An associated cottage is being sensitively restored as a holiday let.
A steading conversion and partial new-build for a prestigious client, creating a development of 10 unique houses in Leuchars.
A development of 2 houses retaining the better features of an existing steading and an extension to the clients existing farmhouse.
A new build house for a small developer, we maximised the potential of the site and continue to work for the client.