About

We're not your average architectural firm. At Tinto Architecture, Interiors and You, it’s the ‘You’ part that makes us different.

At the core of every project we undertake a human-centred design approach. Whether it’s a commercial building, a retail store, or a house extension, the space will be used by people and that’s why we put them at the heart of the process.

Since we began in 2004 our desire has always been to create places and spaces for people that inspire. From our offices in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, the team delivers a range of architectural services for the retail, residential and commercial markets to local, national and international clients.

We believe passionately that our job as architects is to add value to the lives of the people who use the buildings we design. After all, your property is one of the largest investments you will ever make.

We’re proud of our team here at Tinto. They're a collection of wonderful, creative, passionate professionals. So whoever you deal with day to day, you can be sure you’ll receive a Tinto Design.

Team

One that we can all be proud of, designed with you at the heart of it.
Richard Tinto

Richard Tinto

Managing Director

Biography

Richard is the founder and leader of Team Tinto. A true creative and design thinker he was architecturally trained at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
 
Leading from the front he provides the creative flair associated with Tinto and his idealistic approach strives for the best at every level. His passion is people and the relationships with customers marks the success of the practice and a constant drive for innovation in the industry keeps his team at the forefront of it.

Away from work, Richard loves spending time with his wife Lynsey, who regularly beats him on the golf course. He’s also a long-suffering Dons fan and longs for the day when they once again rule the roost in Scotland.

Aileen Dunnett

Aileen Dunnett

Business Manager

Biography

Aileen joined Tinto Architecture in March 2016 as Business Manager.  Until then, architecture was one of the few industries Aileen had not worked in, having previously been involved in the public sector, oil & gas (both for operator and service providers), manufacturing, hospitality and retail.

At Tinto, Aileen is responsible for supporting the Leadership Team with all aspects of the business. She also oversees the finance team and is the first point of contact for customers, old and new. Her inspiration comes from being a small clog in a big wheel, and leaves the office at the end of each week knowing she has played her part in the success of the business.

Outside of work her two ‘little’ girls keep her busy although they are definitely now ‘young adults in training’.  She enjoys socialising with family and friends, in particular meeting for a bite to eat, going to the cinema or theatre and is lucky enough to live in a beautiful area of Aberdeen, where she enjoys walking along the riverside with its ever changing landscape.

Susan Morrison

Susan Morrison

Sales & Marketing Administrator

Biography

Susan has recently joined the team at Tinto as the Sales and Marketing Administrator, having come from the oil and gas industry where she worked in QHSE and Marketing.

Susan was born and bred in Aberdeen and has a BA (Hons) Degree in Music, specialising in drumming. She is a part time drum tutor and enjoys performing in various musical shows at different venues throughout the year.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her Dalmatian, Macy, where they are often found at her favourite place, Aberdeen Beach.

Alasdair McGill

Alasdair McGill

Non-Executive Director

Biography

After qualifying as an accountant with EY, Alasdair has spent 25 years starting, growing and running businesses in a variety of industries. Since 2009, he has worked as a Designer and is recognised as one of the leading Customer Experience experts in the UK. He is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Dundee, where he also lectures in Design. In 2016, Alasdair was named as one of Scotland's top ten digital disruptors.

Away from work, Alasdair is a keen runner and cyclist!

Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson

Architect MArch BSc (Hons) ARB RIAS

Biography

Ross has a Masters in architecture from the Scott Sutherland school of architecture, Aberdeen and has been an ARB registered architect for 8 years.

He has a passion for good architecture and design with a desire to see quality maintained through a project from its inception to completion.

Ross has considerable experience in the commercial sector, working on a variety of projects from student accommodation, office developments to a new distillery.

Ross spends his time away from the office with his two children and wife, playing with Lego and 'making things', which really puts his architectural training to the test!

Mark Hadfield

Mark Hadfield

Architect MArch BSc (Hons) ARB RIAS RIBA

Biography

Mark graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the Scott Sutherland School, Robert Gordon University, in 2010, and joined Tinto Architecture in 2015.
 
A member of the ARB, RIBA, and RIAS, and with experience working on a wide variety of projects, Mark works on both commercial & residential projects and brings a design-driven enthusiasm backed up with an eye for detailing and a compulsion to ensure things are done ‘just right’.
 
Mark is an admirer of the clean lines, simple forms and clean palette associated with the Modernist architectural movement, and is a firm believer that the simplest solutions can often prove to be the most appropriate.
 
Away from work, Mark is a keen swimmer and cyclist. He also has a keen interest in wildlife and enjoys to travel - he has visited the Galapagos Islands and Svalbard in the last couple of years, as well as central Asia, Mongolia and China previously, taking in the both the landscapes, the wildlife and of course, the architecture.

Nina Cradock

Nina Cradock

Interior Architect BDes (Hons) Interior Architecture

Biography

Nina was born and brought up in the North East, but chose to head to the capital, Edinburgh, to study for a Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture.

After completing an internship at Tinto between her third and fourth year of university, Nina returned to the City to complete her final year project based on fashion and Architecture, with Grandholm Mill as the focus of her design.

With an especially strong skillset in Retail and residential design, having spent time as a visual merchandiser, Nina See’s the who picture in everything she does.

Her return to Tinto was a strategic add to the team and her expertise allows us to carry our brand to the next level.

Enjoying the cinema in her spare time is offset with some Gym Time when not in the office

Ruth Thomson

Ruth Thomson

Architect MArch BArch (Hons) ARB RIAS

Biography

Ruth graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the University of Dundee school of architecture where her Masters project was based on energy efficient design and off-grid living, becoming a fully qualified Architect in 2015.

Growing up in rural north east of Scotland has given Ruth a passion for using traditional materials within modern design. With 6 years of experience in residential projects she aims to provide clients with designs that make a difference to their lives and how they use their building.

Outside of work, Ruth loves to design and make tweed accessories as gifts and for the home. When not crafting, she enjoys travelling and taking inspiration from different cultures.

Steven Kemp

Steven Kemp

Chartered Architectural Technologist BSc MCIAT

Biography

With over 15 years experience in architecture and construction, Steven holds a degree in Architectural Technology from Edinburgh Napier University and is a Chartered member of CIAT.

Working across all RIBA work stages, his passion is seeing concepts and designs being brought to life, and he enjoys working to solve design problems with both clients and contractors alike. Steven also has extensive experience in the application of BIM and Revit, having been introduced back in 2006, and leads development and adoption of BIM across the practice.

Away from the office, Steven loves to travel, whether it’s a road trip across the Western Cape, an uncomfortable overnight train through Malaysia or a week in the more remote reaches of the Western Isles. He is also a keen runner and a road cyclist, although he will admit he is just in it for the cakes!

Jenna Cook

Jenna Cook

Interior and Environmental Designer, BDes (Hons) Interior and Environmental Design

Biography

Jenna is a native Aberdonian, recently graduated from Duncan of Jordanston College of Art and Design, Dundee, a UNESCO City of Design.

For her final year thesis Jenna redesigned The Circle in Dundee, a social enterprise committed to creating a workplace and community hub for the local area. Through her work she loves to collaborate and innovate, believing the best design ideas flow from users and designers working effectively together.

Jenna also has experience in using service design and co-design strategies to ensure end users needs are understood and met. Her interests in service design led her to be one of the organisers of the 2017 Dundee Service Jam – the largest service jam in the world!

Out with work Jenna keeps herself busy with trampolining, dancing and can usually be found in the gym. With her passion for exploring new places and cultures Jenna has already visited half the countries in Europe.

Martyna Kulesza

Martyna Kulesza

Architectural Technologist BSc (Hons)

Biography

Martyna has a first-class honours degree in Architectural Technology from Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and has been working in practice since her early university years.

She enjoys creating functional and simplistic solutions designed to meet the client’s needs whilst maintaining a contemporary feel. She’s a problem solver with an artistic flare and an eye for detail.

Martyna’s time away from the office is spent painting or sketching. She also enjoys sailing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.

Phil Weekes

Phil Weekes

Architectural Technologist BSc (Hons)

Biography

Originally from Essex, Phil headed to Aberdeen where he studied Architectural Technology at RGU. Phil has a keen eye for detail, enjoys problem solving and wants to create spaces and environments which will enhance people’s lives. Phil is inspired by contemporary and traditional architectural design.

Outside of work, Phil enjoys socialising with friends, is an avid golfer and enjoys heading to the gym.

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