Malcolm Fraser’s work with his former practice, Malcolm Fraser Architects, was celebrated for its ability to understand and promote the culture and vigour of a place. Buildings for art and culture, from DanceBase and the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh, and Scottish Ballet and the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow, to projects just complete for Councils in Stromness and Stornoway; innovative, community-focussed social and commercial housing; and the joyful renewal of historic buildings, have all brought renewed life to communities.
The practice’s buildings were multiple award-winning, including various Scottish Buildings of the Year Awards and a Stirling Prize finalist, while the work demonstrates a consistent philosophical approach to the integrity of the built environment. Fraser has held and holds various public and professorial posts and writes on, and advocates on behalf of, politics and culture in Scotland in general. He was recently Chair of the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Review. He is now a Director with Halliday Fraser Munro Architects.