Church vs community centre and enterprise hub. Greyfriars Charteris Center by Konishi Gaffney Architects

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Project team
Kieran Gaffney, Adam Williams, Ivan Fraile-Gisbert, Dana Cherepkova, Dee Farrell.
Sculptural Collaboration.- Chalk Plaster.
Structural Engineering.- Forshaw Gauld, Entuitive.
M&E.- Irons Foulner Consulting Engineers.
Quantity Surveyor.- Thomson Gray.
Lighting Design Consultant.- Francis Milloy.
Main contractor.- SJS Property Services.
Joinery.- Old School Fabrications.
Glazing.- Gray & Dick.
Competition.- 2017.
Completed.- 2022.
138-140 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9RR, UK.
Cambridge Architectural Precast, Hall & Tawse.

Konishi Gaffney Architects

Konishi Gaffney architects is an architecture practice established by Kieran Gaffne, based in Edinburgh, UK. Kieran graduated from Strathclyde University in Glasgow with the school design prize in 1992 and went on to postgraduate study at the Bartlett, University College London. He has worked in Zimbabwe, Berlin, London, Japan and Edinburgh.

In 1998 Kieran started as the first employee and helped to develop the successful and award-winning architecture and design practice Heatherwick Studio.

In 2004 Kieran was selected to participate as the only non-Japanese teacher at a public high school in Japan. 3 years spent living and researching Japanese design followed, work which has inspired his thinking on architecture since. Kieran is married to Makiko Konishi, a Japanese designer and they have three children. They live and work in Edinburgh and are interested in all scales and types of building projects.

Specialities: Architecture, Japanese design, creative thinking.

Among his latest awards are:
2022 WINNER. RIAS Award: Lockerbie Sawmill.
2022 WINNER. Timber Award RIAS: Lockerbie Sawmill.
2021 GRAND. PRIX Scottish Design Awards: Lockerbie Sawmill.
2021 WINNER. Scottish Design Awards: Lockerbie Sawmill.
2021 WINNER. EAA Wood for Good: Lockerbie Sawmill.
2019 WINNER. EAA Small Projects Award: Blackford Road.



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