Baillie Baillie Architects

Baillie Baillie Architects are a small design studio specialising in bespoke residential projects. We’re based in Glasgow, but our work takes us to remote places, rural villages, small towns and cities right across Scotland.

Directors Colin and Martin Baillie are brothers, and prior to founding Baillie Baillie, have worked at some of Scotland’s leading design practices. They established the studio to develop their ethos of creating considered, carefully crafted projects which are deeply rooted in their context.


We are methodical as well as creative. Every client and every project site is different, and we approach each commission without a pre-conceived solution. Instead, our ideas emerge out of collaborative discussions, listening to the specific needs of each client’s brief and shaping our designs around them.

We consider the qualities and opportunities within every site with meticulous care, and communicate our approach through iterative physical models, sketches and carefully produced 3D images.


At the core of our work, we use natural light and shadow to create beautiful and liveable spaces. We have a particular interest in using local materials where possible, and craft our designs with a consciousness of local forms, proportions and characteristics.

These ideas are translated into well-constructed and meticulously detailed buildings, through our strong technical knowledge and expertise. A building project is a collaborative process from beginning to end, and we believe firmly in establishing good working relationships with contractors, engineers and other specialists throughout.



We enjoy the beauty of the everyday and look to add value through attention to detail, rather than the novel gesture.

Building is an investment in the future, and we understand that sustainable buildings are those which will be valued and cared for by future generations, as well as integrating the latest technologies. We actively explore materials and construction strategies which are practical and long lasting, as well as cost effective. Every project is an opportunity to create something of enduring value.

How can we help?

Our commissions all start with conversations, so if you have an idea you’d like to discuss, we’re happy to give friendly advice, identify the important questions, and explain the processes involved in taking your project forward.

Please contact us using the enquiry form below.

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