Company News

David Murray Associates joins forces with Space Solutions

Long-established architect practice David Murray Associates (DMA) is joining forces with Space Solutions, further strengthening its architectural division.

The merger will ensure continuity for DMA clients and ongoing projects, while bringing the added benefit of access to a broad range of services from within Space Solutions. A key part of the merger is that DMA Senior Architect & Associate, Neil Strachan will join as an Associate Director, alongside Steven Berry joining as an Architectural Technician. David Murray will continue as a consultant on existing DMA projects leading on legacy work and continuing to offer his expertise to the extended architectural team.

David Murray of DMA comments: “This is an exciting opportunity for everyone and offers us the opportunity to work with a wider team while maintaining high levels of service for our clients. Neil will bring his well-developed design flair and a wealth of experience as Project Architect on a wide range of projects. Steven will bring a particular technical expertise in coordinated construction information and detailing. They’ve had an effective working relationship for many years. I am also excited to work on a consultancy arrangement with the wider team and look forward to broadening the opportunities for our existing clients in particular.

“Joining forces with Space Solutions will allow me to contribute my expertise in construction contracts, specification, buildability, and the integration of building services, structure and building fabric. It will also afford me additional time to spend on other interests including the development of sustainable, affordable housing and care facilities and working on my non-exec roles in a community energy company, a community trust, and a care sector charity.”

In welcoming the DMA team, Steve Judge, Founder & Chair of Space Solutions said:

David and DMA are highly respected local architects, and we are thrilled to be welcoming them. The new arrangement is a superb alignment of expertise, experience, and resources which will hugely benefit our combined portfolio of clients.

DMA brings over 35 years of experience ranging from medical research laboratories to hotels, student accommodation, master planning, retail, industrial, health, community and commercial projects. The business is known for delivering high-quality, efficient, sustainable design tailored to clients’ individual needs and expectations.

Space Solutions has been creating award-winning workspaces for 27 years. Working with major public and private organisations across the UK, projects range from commercial workspaces to industrial buildings, hotels, health, and master planning. The business has locations in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Livingston and employs 180 members of staff.


More about us

Learn more about Space Solutions and our brands