Ross Smith & Jameson Architecture, Chartered Architect Practice

Architects Edinburgh, Ross Smith and Jameson conservation project Alan Stevenson House, Isle of Tiree

Conservation Architecture

Conserving buildings to reflect their history and capture their story.

Ross Smith & Jameson specialise in architectural conservation.  Ian Jameson is a conservation architect with more than thirty years expertise and knowledge in conserving buildings and their history and value. In order to preserve and develop your historic building we source the appropriate materials to complement its history and environment. Our designs reflect its history, purpose, heritage and the statutory requirements of planning and listed buildings.

Our aim is to conserve and restore the cultural heritage of your building and add value to it.

The importance and benefits of preserving your property

  • Preserving the heritage of your property adds significant value to it and the surrounding buildings
  • Heritage preservation is a draw to tourism and helps businesses attract customers. Retaining the historic integrity of an area attracts people just for the ambiance alone and that attracts business
  • Restoration keeps money within the local community, as materials are sourced locally and require more labour-intensive work by local trades.
  • Restoration reduces construction and demolition waste and uses less than half the energy of new construction.

Heritage preservation is an investment in our community that rewards us today and leaves an invaluable resource for future generations.

Let us conserve and restore your property

We see and take care of the bigger picture

Because of our years of experience, expertise and knowledge in building conservation, we not only understand what is required and the materials needed, but the implications and requirements involved. We blend heritage with beauty, function and purpose.

We take care of the paperwork

We don’t just design and create beautiful buildings, we ensure they fulfil building regulations and meet specific structural demands. This is critical in a conservation heritage project. We take care of the red tape and satisfy the planning and building officers.


Having designed and planned your building, we can introduce you to the tradesmen and builders required to deliver a quality build which is faithful to our plans.

Let us administer the job

Having designed and planned your project, we can administer the contract and ensure that the plans are followed. We ensure that the quality of the build and the final result meets your expectations.

Our services

  • Are your property plans viable? Viability studies
  • Design and sketching of plans
  • Management and completion of building regulations
  • Advise on structural solutions
  • Advise and introduce you to our network of craftsmen and builders
  • Building project management

Tell us about your project and plans
Get in touch and tell us about your project and plans. We’d be happy to give you any advice and help you require.