Robert Johnston Chartered Architect

Robert Johnston has been in architectural private practice since qualifying in 1977.  Since becoming self-employed in 1986 Robert has developed considerable experience in the design of houses and in the conversion and rehabilitation of historic buildings.  Five years employment in the multi-disciplinary practice Gillespies provided experience of the design of buildings and development in historic and sensitive landscapes and an enduring belief that good architecture develops analysis of the landscape and environment in which it is set.

The practice has developed experience in the conversion of traditional and agricultural buildings, often for residential purposes and sometimes including studios for painters or adapting double-height volumes for the display of paintings and sculpture.

With over twenty years’ construction experience, particularly in the residential sector, Robert has latterly applied his experience in the field of dispute resolution.  Since 1999 Robert has been an adjudicator on the R.I.A.S. list.  In 2001 he qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  In 2009 he was appointed to the ‘Enquirers’ Panel’ of the Architects Registration Board (to investigate complaints against architects) and in 2012 he was accredited as an Expert Witness after examination by the R.I.A.S.


Graduated Bachelor of Architecture with Honours from Heriot-Watt University/Edinburgh College of Art School of Architecture


Registered Architect


Elected Associate of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (R.I.A.S.)


Elected Fellow of the R.I.A.S.


Admitted to the President’s list of Adjudicators, R.I.A.S.


Appointed ‘Inquirer’ to the Investigations Committee of the Architects Registration Board


Appointed to the R.I.A.S. Accredited Expert
Witness Panel