Deeside architect finds the blueprint for success

The winning design
The winning design

A Deeside architecture business has found everything going to plan after one work has been ‘Highly Commended’ at a national awards ceremony.

Aboyne-based Michael Rasmussen Associates won a High Commendation in the Alterations, Renovations and Extensions category in the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards ceremony in Glasgow.

Rasmussen’s Little Enochie Mill project, located outside of Finzean, was winning the judging panel’s heart, with the ‘tread softly’ approach commended.

The Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Guest chair Lesley Riddoch announced the 76th Saltire Society Housing Design Awards with Margaret Burgess, minister for housing and welfare, presenting the Awards at a ceremony in Glasgow.

The awards reward innovation and excellence in Scottish house building and place-making.

A spokesperson for the firm said: “The architects design philosophy for Little Ennochie Mill was to “tread softly” on this gem of an early 19th century meal mill. We wanted to respect the original building both inside and out by changing as little as possible, as a result no structural alterations have been made to the mill with the exception of one internal door.”

Celebrating both schemes, Lesley Riddoch said:”The imagination, care and expertise that has gone into the work of the winning and commended awards is apparent.”