John McAslan + Partners

Paul heads our Edinburgh office. During his career he has designed, developed and completed a wide range of projects across all sectors, including cultural, education, retail, residential, commercial and health ranging from £20K to £150 million. He has particular experise in the heritage,cultural and musuem sectors.

He has the ability to take a project through all work stages from Client inception and feasibility to production information and site delivery, ensuring that any project maintains the intended design integrity through to completion and occupation.

Paul is currently Project Lead for the Burrell Renaissance project in Glasgow which includes alterations to the plan form, elevations and fabric of a Category A listed building widely regarded as of international significance. With his team Paul is also designing the £72m School of GeoSciences for the University of Edinburgh and most recently have won the new Collection Facility for The Nation Galleries of Scotland also in Edinburgh.

Paul has lectured at both the University of Edinburgh and Galsgow School of Arts


2015 RIBA East Midlands - Winner - Richard III Visitor Centre

2015 Outstanding New Tourism Project 2014: Winner - British Guild of Travel Writers

2014 RICS East - Winner - Ferry Meadow Watersports Centre

2012 Leicester Civic Award - Winner, Makers Yard, Grade II Listed building conversion

2010 Procon Leicestershire Small Building of the Year:    Winner: Charnwood Primary School

2010 RICS Regional Awards Project of the Year: Winner: The Roundhouse, Derby

2008 Nottingham Creative Business Awards - Architecture, Urban & Interior Design: Winner

2007 Nottingham Evening Post Commercial Property Awards: Winner: BioCity Laurus Building

2015 - Present - Edinburgh Architectural Association committee member

2010 - 2012 - RIBA EAst Midlands Tresurer


Judging panel

Danny Bickerton

Head of Design

Paul East

John McAslan + Partners

Denise Bennetts

Founding Director
Bennetts Associates

Nick Cadbury

Founding Partner & Creative Director

Sean Murray

Head of Marketing
Scottish Event Campus

Peter Wilson

Managing Director
Timber Designs

Macolm Fraser

Halliday Fraser Munro

Maggie Croft

Managing Director

Penny Lewis

Lecturer, Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Dundee

Garry Calderwood

Senior Designer