Building The Dream

January 26, 2017

‘Glasshouse’ in Dalgety Bay, Fife, will feature on More 4’s ‘Building the Dream’ at 9pm on Tuesday 31 January 2017.

The programme follows Alan and Lucy Brown’s journey which began in August 2012 when they took the plunge and bought the plot on Lumsdaine Drive, overlooking the Forth bridges, after viewing around 50 potential homes for sale. The couple, and their 11 year old twin daughters, moved into their new home just before Christmas 2016.

‘Glasshouse’ is a two-storey dwelling with three en-suite bedrooms, a master bedroom en-suite and attached dressing room, utility room and plant room on the ground floor, with an open plan kitchen/living/ dining/ lounge area and further WC on the first floor. The dining and lounge area have access to a large balcony with views south over the Firth of Forth.

Built by local firm Dalgety Joiners, the exterior is largely white render with a dark grey stone cladding to minimise the impact on neighbouring housing. Extensive use of glass maximises the stunning views and natural sunlight, as does the glass balustrade within the balcony area. Internally, the property is bright and contemporary, with light grey wooden floors and light grey marble tiles.  There is also a large glass floor in the living area and a timber and glass floating staircase.

We are delighted and proud that one of our designs will be shown on television and look forward to seeing the programme which we’re sure will show off the house well.

For more information, see link to press release below





December 22, 2016



from all at

Andrew Black Design

Our office will be closed from Thursday 22nd December until Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Best wishes to you and yours for the festive period.

DIA Awards 2016

November 15, 2016

Some more photos from the recent DIA Awards Dinner




New City Centre Design Hub

November 15, 2016

Andrew Black Design are breathing new life into an historic city centre building, creating a design hub in the heart of the Cultural Quarter.

We have submitted a planning application to transform Tay Street Lane Mews, a 19th century building into a contemporary business hub accommodating some of the best of Dundee’s creative talent.

Relocating from our current Perth Road base, the project will see us regenerate the building, which dates back to around 1830 and is built against part of the historic old town wall. The buildings are C listed and the exterior was renovated in 2011 by Dundee City Council.

Currently a shell, this has allowed us to create a striking, modern interior, while keeping the exterior more traditional but with a contemporary cue. The completed property will comprise three studios, with Andrew Black Design occupying one, and the remaining units leased to like-minded design companies.

The move is part of a planned development for our growing practice as we are looking to increase our current team of six.

Please get in contact for more information regarding the studio properties.


Success at DIA Awards evening

November 15, 2016

We are extremely proud to have won the Dundee Institute of Architects award for Best New House for our project at Ladies Lake, St. Andrews at last months DIA 2016 Awards dinner. We also picked up the award for Best Use of Stone and the prestigious DIA Supreme award! A fantastic event and looking forward to working on more projects like this in the future.




Kengo Kuma Lecture

November 11, 2016

We attended a great lecture last week at Conversation with Kengo Kuma. Great to hear his views on Architecture, Dundee and the V&A!



Merry Christmas

December 22, 2015

Silver Tree

Merry Christmas from all at Andrew Black Design

Our office will be closed from Wednesday 23rd December 2015 until Monday 4th January 2016.

Best wishes to you and yours during the festive period.


Barns of Claverhouse, Dundee

November 19, 2015

We were delighted to gain planning permission this week for this 35 house development in Dundee.  Working in conjunction with Neil Gray at Rapleys LLP, this involved in-depth discussions with various parties, including Dundee City Council Planning.  The inclusive living street design proposal, allowed us to maximise the site considering the various local plan restrictions.

ABD in the Community

December 10, 2014

Recently Mike from our office visited Ardler Primary School in Dundee to talk to the P7 class about his working life as an Architect. He challenged the kids to make bridges in their groups and also to design their very own house.


Build It Magazine Article

January 9, 2014

Lovely feature in current issue of BUILD IT Magazine (February 2014) of one of our projects in the Scottish Borders.  Always nice to see completed projects in print.Build It Spread