Peter Ranson studied architecture at the University of Newcastle and Hull College of Higher Education, registering as an architect in 1982. His early work included the rehabilitation of tenement buildings in Glasgow before moving to London to become project architect for the refurbishment of the Jubilee Hall, Covent Garden and a new build disabled housing scheme which was awarded joint winner of a national housing award.
He returned to Scotland as project architect for the refurbishment and conversion of Abbot House, Dunfermline into a heritage centre. This project won the Supreme Award in the Scottish Enterprise/RIAS Regeneration Design Awards 1996.
Peter joined Historic Scotland in 1997 as District Architect within the Conservation Division responsible for maintenance and capital projects relating to monuments within the Scottish Minister’s care, and reporting on grant cases. Projects he has overseen include the completion of the restoration of the fountain at Linlithgow Palace, the installation of solar power at Crichton Castle and the soft capping of Smailholm Tower.
Peter served on ARCUK’s Council, Admissions Committee and Advisory Panel on Evaluation of Overseas Architectural Qualifications before its demise in 1997. He has since served on ARB’s Assessment Panel and Competency Standards Panel.