Everyone has a valued role within haa design and we work collaboratively and creatively on all our projects.
Colin is an interior designer of some 30 years study. Having trained at the Glasgow School of Art he then worked for the international consultancy DEGW before moving to Space Solutions and then onto private practice working for the Crieff Hydro Group of companies. He joined haa design in October 2016 completing a working relationship he has with Hugh Anderson on first graduating. Colin has extensive experience as an interior designer and workplace consultant, having worked over the years for an impressive array of clients ranging from British Airways to Pfizer to Maersc Oil.
Joanna joined haa design in the summer of 2016 after graduating from the Glasgow School of Art, where she chose to re-train in Design having initially studied International Relations & Politics. Previously she lived and worked in London for reputation management consultancy, ReputationInc, where she worked with clients across a range of sectors including retail, hospitality and security. Joanna is interested in the wider role that organisations play in society at large, specifically how they can use workplace design to harness the opportunities present in today’s dynamic knowledge-based economy.
Since completing his architectural training at the University of Strathclyde in 2001 Nick has successfully designed, managed and delivered projects in both the public and private sectors. As ‘Principal Architect’ with Morgan Sindall Professional Services Nick spent 7 years leading projects from under £1m to over £100m in value, during which he gained a holistic knowledge of design, project management and construction. Design integration, coordination and collaboration underpin his desire to create innovative, exciting and buildable solutions.
David trained as an architect at the University of Edinburgh and was elected an associate member of the RIAS in 1991. Before joining haa design in 2003 he was an associate director with GCA Architects where he was responsible for a variety of major residential, health, sport and commercial projects. He has considerable experience of designing and managing a wide variety of projects, and has particular experience and interest in the design of affordable sustainable office space.
Petra was awarded a Master’s Degree in Architectural Arts from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME). She participated in the international design workshop in Sozosha College in Japan, and after a few years with Hungarian companies, has been working with various Scottish design practices since 2007. She enjoys helping young interior designers as part of the Interior Design Mentor Programme at the City Of Glasgow College, which she joined in 2016. Petra’s Arts background and experience on a wide range of hospitality projects gives her a unique approach to workspace design. Petra joined haa design in March 2015.
Hugh trained as an architect and has more than 40 years’ experience in both the theory and design of buildings. His particular interest during this time has been the interaction between organisations and the spaces they inhabit. Hugh was educated at Oxford and London Universities and worked with an international design and consultancy practice where he was first a partner then director before establishing his own practice, Hugh Anderson Associates in 1994. The firm incorporated in 2003 becoming haa design limited.
Elizabeth has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art. On graduating she joined the purchasing and stock team at Artstore Ltd rising through the ranks to become their General Manager in 2013. Before joining our team she was working within the charity sector and successfully oversaw the opening of Edinburgh’s award-winning ‘upcycling’ hub, The Edinburgh Remakery. Throughout her career she has developed a wide-ranging knowledge of office systems and processes including financial and project management. Elizabeth joined haa design in the summer of 2016 and has quickly become an indispensable member of the team, not only in her role as Office Manager but also providing assistance to our Managing Director, Hugh Anderson.
Lindsey is a Senior Interior Designer. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with BA (Hons) in Interior Design and a PG Diploma-Advanced in 2D & 3D Motion Graphics and Virtual Prototyping. Lindsey has extensive knowledge of educational design gained during her time at the University of Strathclyde where she worked for 8 years as a project co-ordinator. Her skills and experience gained working on a wide range of campus projects for the university, as well as general office design have supported her role as lead designer on projects across the Public and Private sectors since joining haa design in April 2014.
Chris spent over 10 years in academia and scientific research in Scotland and New Mexico, USA following his PhD in Physics, gaining extensive experience in delivering presentations and working within multi-disciplinary teams. Additional higher education experience was gained working in student administration at both the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. For several years he led the Visitor Services team at Greece’s most historic vineyard, initiating a successful business improvement programme. Since joining haa design in January 2015, Chris divides his time between educational and workplace consultancy projects (leading on the client engagement and analytical research activities), marketing and business development.
Gertie used to be a regular in the office, enjoying rummaging in our bins and trying to get to the supply of Schmackos in the drawer. Then someone said they had allergies and now Gertie is only brought in on high-days and holidays to entertain the troops. She is by far and away the most visited part of the haa design website in case you were wondering!