New Associate Appointed at Dundee Architects’ Practice

A new Associate has been appointed at Andrew Black Design.

Hans Grabowski is an Architect with over 22 years’ experience in all stages of complex design projects, particularly commercial and education projects, laboratories and food processing buildings.

Hans Grabowski

Hans Grabowski


Joining the growing team of seven staff in their recently opened Tay Street Lane premises, Hans will work with Andrew Black Design to support practice marketing and business development. He will be a direct point of contact for clients, take an active role in the design and coordination of the design team, administer contracts during construction and ensure that design intent is maintained.

For the past 12 years, Hans has worked as an Associate at Wellwood Leslie Architects, on residential, commercial and education projects for private and public sector clients, and built a reputation for meeting and exceeding clients’ expectations. Hans’ particular expertise in the design of zero-carbon, ultra-low energy buildings and off-site manufacturing helps to reduce whole life costs, allowing him to respond to clients’ priorities and design innovative buildings which can be constructed on time and on budget.

Hans enjoys working with diverse project teams and ensures that potential problems are identified early and dealt with efficiently, for example in projects involving listed buildings and projects carried out in occupied buildings. Previous clients include Perth & Kinross, Angus and Stirling Councils, the German Government and the Highland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association. He has taught architecture at Robert Gordon University and the University of Dundee, and currently pursues several applied research projects.

Hans, who will complement Andrew Black’s award-winning extensive experience in high quality residential projects and interior design commented, “I am really looking forward to working with Andrew Black, whose outstanding practice has produced many award-winning projects, and continue to build the practice’s reputation for client focus, design quality and sustainability.’

Andrew Black added, “I am delighted to welcome an architect of Hans’ calibre to the team. His knowledge and expertise will bolster our client offer, and our reputation for providing a first-class, bespoke service to clients, irrespective of their project.”

Established in 2002, Andrew Black Design is a design-led practice providing innovative and contemporary built solutions over a diverse portfolio of projects, including bespoke designs for new build and existing dwellings and commercial work such as office buildings, workshops, nightclubs and bar design. The practice recently won the Supreme Award from the Dundee Institute of Architects for its stunning design of Ladies Lake, St Andrews.

The practice provides a personalised and focused design service, working closely with clients to develop individual briefs and producing imaginative solutions, often with limited budgets and timescales. Specialising in incorporating exterior and interior architecture within a holistic design package, the practice provides a comprehensive service, from feasibility through to completion.

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