Rio Architects
Shirley Hamill, Associate Director, Architect and Scotland Lead for Rio Architects, Edinburgh


Associate Director | Architect | Scotland Lead
BSc, BArch (Hons), RIBA, RIAS, MFBE

Shirley is an Associate Director and Scotland Lead. She joined Rio in 2005, and her role within the team has consistently aligned with residential developments, with a particular focus on tall buildings.

Her experience in residential projects spans from affordable social housing to student accommodation, high-end private for sale properties and, more recently, Build-to-Rent (BTR) and co-living spaces. Her design ethos for any residential scheme stems from a profound aspiration to create extraordinary environments.

She has a very particular talent for working closely with clients to accomplish intricate and sometimes contentious planning permission, all while upholding a high degree of design integrity. Shirley demonstrates a meticulous approach and careful consideration of spatial planning and invests in getting the very best out of site development and working on early-stage feasibility studies.

Shirley also actively fosters networking and learning opportunities in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow as a part of her responsibilities on the fbe Edinburgh committee.

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