architectural design consultancy
PassivHaus & sustainable design
Have a low energy build or conversion project in mind?
We work with commercial developers & private clients as well as community & statutory organisations, especially in the residential, hotel & leisure sectors.
Self Build Eco Home in Moffat
Barn Conversion near Lockerbie
Low Energy Homes in Gretna
White Hill Design Studio LLP is an award-winning Scottish-based architectural design consultancy.
As certified PassivHaus designers and Permaculture practitioners, we specialise in sustainable, affordable and ecological buildings. We can help you build affordable homes, fit for the future.
We work most frequently in the leisure and residential sectors, and on ‘green’ building projects, including autonomous Earthship dwellings and alternative construction methods such as straw bale. We have wide experience of Listed Building refurbishments, especially for the hotel and leisure sectors.
We’ve delivered projects across many different market sectors in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK. Our clients include commercial developers and private clients as well as community groups and statutory organisations.
We also offer community facilitation and engagement processes.
For us, design is about more than just the built form – it involves how a building connects to its surroundings and the people who use it and experience it. In our designs, we seek to capture and express a ‘sense of place’. In this we are inspired by the Scottish landscape – especially the beautiful Annan Water valley in Dumfries and Galloway where our practice is based – and the work of design practitioners like Christopher Alexander.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you realise your project.
“There is one timeless way of building. It is a thousand years old, and the same today as it has ever been. The great traditional buildings of the past, the villages and tents and temples in which man feels at home, have always been made by people who were very close to the centre of this way.
“It is not possible to make great buildings, or great towns, beautiful places, places where you feel yourself, places where you feel alive, except by following this way. And, as you will see, this way will lead anyone who looks for it to buildings which are themselves as ancient in their form, as the trees and hills, and as our faces are.”
— Christopher Alexander, The Timeless Way of Building