GREENOCK architecture practice Nicholson McShane is celebrating team member Lucy Gray’s recent registration as an architect.
Lucy joins the firm’s four existing architects, directors Douglas Nicholson and Paul McShane, associate Nicola Falconer-Bell and Linzi Suttie, following success in her RIBA [Royal Institute of British Architects] part three exam.
Director Douglas Nicholson said: “We’re so pleased that Lucy is now an architect after such a long period of committed training. Studying for seven years teaches design and creativity but also the importance of trust and integrity.
“Lucy’s registration is a demonstration of her personal commitment to these principles which also underpin our practice. We’re thankful to the many clients whose continued trust in our business and our way of working has made us the largest architects’ practice in Inverclyde.
“One of our practice’s aims is the development of local talent and the retention of this talent in Inverclyde; Lucy’s success is a prime example of this strategy bearing fruit.”
Fellow director Paul McShane added: “We are all from Inverclyde and all studied at university in Glasgow. We’re proud of our local roots and have a commitment to the local area and a desire to see it thrive.
“We have some exciting initiatives at early stages of development that will benefit Inverclyde and we look forward to revealing them in the coming months.
“And our door is always open for anyone who needs a professional, creative and independent service for anything from house alterations and extensions to major commercial and industrial work.”
With clients including local businesses, developers, voluntary organisations and public sector bodies the Custom House-based firm also has many valued private and householder clients.
Currently midway through the multi-million pound upgrading of industrial premises in central Greenock, the firm also recently completed its first project for the NHS whilst continuing to serve its grassroots base of householders looking to carry out extensions and alterations.