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Guy Maxwell

My name is Guy Maxwell, a practicing architect who lives and works in Glasgow. Qualifying as a registered architect 1981, I worked in private practice until 1986. With three university friends I then founded an architectural practice which now employs 48 staff and has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The practice has worked on projects of many types throughout the UK and abroad.

Familiar with the activites of the architectural instututions and governing bodies, I am now keen to use my regional brogue, architectural perspective and experience for the benefit of the profession as a whole. More, I can bring my previous experience of membership of boards in the public and private sector to the ARB table.

I started my architectural career equipped with two pencils, three rotring pens, a rubber, a razor and a roll of tracing paper. We now need computer servers, laptops, software, laser printers plus a pencil and paper. The tools and practices of architecture have changed massively over the years and they will always continue to evolve, as the profession intensifies in complexity and context. What has not changed is my commitment to the profession and strong belief in the valuable role of architects in British society. By being on the board of ARB I hope to support our professions’ contribution to society, representing and advancing the interests of architects and architecture.

My other interests are soldiering (Reserve Forces), sailing, skiing and golf.

Aye yours




embership of Formal Groups
Chartered Member of Royal Institute of British Architects
Fellow of Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

Business, Professional or Social Relationships
Director and shareholder of Hypostyle Architects (until 30 June 2017);
Consultant to Hypostyle Architects
Serving Army officer in the Reserve Forces

Companies or Associations which you or members of your family are officers or employees or in which you or they have beneficial interests
V2 Drilling, Aberdeen
Health Facility Planners Ltd, Glasgow
Glasgow Caledonian University
Scottish Enterprise

Involvement in Partnerships, Joint Ventures or Consortia

Professional Relationships with individuals, organisations or businesses that might have relationships with ARB
University of Strathclyde


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