Stuart Hannah, Architect
MSc Urban Design, Dip Arch
Principal at add+
'After more than a decade gaining design and management experience with commercial practices in Edinburgh and Fife, I realised a long held ambition with the launch of add+ in late 2009. I am passionate about design, I am passionate about helping my clients realise the full potential of their projects, and I am passionate about about delivering the best possible value for their investment, maximising the return on any given budget.
From my experience as an architect I am familiar with the many practical and bureaucratic challenges a building project can produce. My earlier experiences as a design tutor in the architectural school of Edinburgh College of Art helped to sharpen my eye for spotting design opportunities and solutions, and also sharpen my communication skills. More recently my experiences as a developer in the Social Enterprise field have given me a rounded understanding of the commercial pressures and frustrations which are common to many clients.
My key professional interests are in sustainability, affordability and accessibility - particularly in relation to housing and community projects. I have also taken key roles in the past within the design teams of several major commercial developments.
I enjoy the challenge of architecture, design and development work and I enjoy the opportunity to add+ value to each project I undertake.'
"I can highly recommend Stuart Hannah (add+) for his architecture/design work after having him do work on my home extension. The whole process was really smooth and Stuart's dedication and pride in his work is obvious in the care and detail he put into the drawings. He also has has many years of experience in the industry and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and technical insight"
Tim Thomson, Private Client, Dunfermline
“we found him (Stuart Hannah, add+) a sympathetic and attentive listener, concerned to understand what it was we were seeking to achieve and imaginative in the suggestions he made to meet the desired goals. Always a pleasure to work with, he readily took on board our comments and suggestions wherever feasible. He could always be relied on to produce the work as agreed on time."
Rev. Chris Park, Inverkeithing Parish Church
“we have received excellent support and guidance from Stuart Hannah (add+) whose enthusiasm has inspired us ....... as we seek to fulfill our vision”
Rev. Dr. Jean Gallacher, Dunipace Parish Church
"if you just want an architect, look elsewhere, but if you want a valuable service, someone who will listen to you and give you out-the-box-thinking with original ideas, then Stuart Hannah (add+) is your architect"
Colin Leask, Director, EcoEthic Developments Ltd.