Although born and raised in Yorkshire Stuart has spent over 35 years living and working in the Outer Hebrides.
Stuart studied Architecture at Leicester and then went on to work on the Warrington New Town Development. Afterwards Stuart moved to the Western Isles to become a Senior Architect at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council). There he developed his skills on a number of public projects and grew his knowledge of the Western Isles.
In 1982 Stuart branched out as a sole practioner. By 2008 as the practice grew Stuart Bagshaw and Associates became a limited company and was re-branded as sba architects ltd. The practice was primarily concerned with projects in the Western Isles, however in recent years has developed and now works with clients across the UK.
In the course of his career Stuart has been a member of a number of organisations. He has also been nominated to the board of RIAS for many years and is very active in promoting the issues of small practices in Scotland.
- Fellow of Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)
- Member of Royal Incorporation of British of Architects (RIBA)
- Member of Scottish Society of Architect Artists (SSAA)
- Member of Western Isles Architect Group (WIAG) (Founder)
- Member of Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts
In recent times Stuart has become re-acquainted with his love of painting watercolours. By using it as a tool to relax on holiday it also deepens his appreciation of culture and architecture further afield. It is this skill of being able to read and translate our rural and urban landscapes that feeds into, and cements, his designs. To view Stuart's Drawings please Click Here.