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The Morrison Partnership © Chartered Architects & Principal Designers 2016

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“The aim of our research involvement is to improve and develop our understanding and thinking about energy related issues in our innovative approach to architectural design”


The Morrison Partnership is actively involved in practice based architectural research work. Not only have numerous project specific research commissions been undertaken for individual and commercial clients over the years, but the practice has been successful in obtaining recent energy related research grants with Edinburgh Napier University.  This funding has been made available by CIC Start Online from the Scottish Government’s SEEKIT programme and the European Regional Development Fund.


This research work includes an energy study of a large traditional stone built property in Angus, entitled Synergy of Fabric and Energy in Historic Properties.  The outcome and benefit of this study has fed directly into numerous applications and recommendations to a variety of our clients seeking advice on energy improvements to older properties, both domestic and commercial.


We are also currently working on an ambitious piece of research work to identify ‘The Gap Between Design and Build’.  This project is concerned with energy compliance towards 2020.


The aim of our research involvement is to improve and develop our understanding and thinking about energy related issues in our innovative approach to architectural design. As such, we maintain contacts and links to a number of funding sources that can be canvassed to unlock seemingly ‘difficult to heat’ and ‘hard to treat’ housing and commercial building stock.  In the main, this allows our clients to understand the behavior of their buildings in better detail and thereby enable sensible and appropriate investment in micro-renewables and upgrades to fabric energy performance.




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