Our Approach

Gray Macpherson Architects is a practice that aims to combine excellent modern architecture with traditional skills. We try to produce interesting solutions that inspire through the use of light, space and the quality of construction.


It is important to us that our buildings sit comfortably in their surroundings and that they are practical solutions to our client's requirements. We believe in the use of sustainable design, the conservation of energy and renewable technologies.  


We have successful experience with both historic buildings and new build projects, throughout the whole of Scotland.

We are a small company where each project is being led by at least one of the partners. This creates a dynamic and direct relation with our clients for whom we strive to achieve excellence in all of our projects.





Michael Gray (Partner)
BA Hons DipArch

Michael graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1987 with a Bachelor in Architecture Honours degree and a Diploma in Architecture. Over the years he worked with Irvine Development Corporation, Andrew Merrylees Associates and Roland Wedgwood Associates and The Michael Laird Partnership.

In 1993 Michael set up his own practice, Michael Gray Architects. Annie Macpherson joined the practice in 2006. The practice became Gray Macpherson Architects in 2013.

Michael has successfully completed a range of projects. Most recently he and Annie worked together on The Borders Distillery in Hawick which won awards in the Borders Design awards, AJ Architecture Awards and the 2019 Civic Trust Awards. Michael also designed the House of Menzies in Aberfeldy, a small visitors centre, shop, café and gallery which received an APRS award.

Michael is a Conservation Accredited Architect and has experience in the fabric repair of traditional buildings.  Work completed includes restoration of a grade A listed Church funded by Historic Scotland and the National Lottery and several restoration projects to private residential houses.



Annie Macpherson (Partner)
MA Hons DipArch

Annie graduated from Edinburgh University in 1990 with an MA honours and a Diploma in Architecture. She is an ARB registered architect and a member of both the RIBA and RIAS. She has worked in London, Italy, Singapore and Hong Kong settling back in Scotland in 2004. Experiences range from surveying and documenting a Tuscan village for restoration to designing, implementing and administering as team leader, multi million pound office and residential developments in both Hong Kong and Singapore.

Annie and Mich formed Gray Macpherson Architects LLP in 2013 after working together at Michael Gray Architects since 2006. Annie and Mich have recently completed the award winning Borders Distillery in Hawick. Annie was also lead architect for the Hopetoun Estate Offices in West Lothian, a conversion of an important Grade A listed building. She has also completed many other projects throughout Scotland.



Patrick Sim (Part 2 Assistant)

Patrick graduated from Robert Gordon University in 2018 with a MArch in Architecture and is currently working as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant with Gray Macpherson Architects. Previously he worked for Morris and Steedman Associates as a Part 1 assistant where he gained valuable experience in conservation projects, such as Baxter’s HQ at 11 & 12 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.



Izzi Taylor (Part 1 Assistant)

Izzi is in the middle of her Part 1 studies at Edinburgh University. She is taking out six months from her third year to work as a Part 1 Assistant at Gray Macpherson Architects alongside her undergraduate degree.