Managing Director



BSc (Hons) in Architecture

Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies

Corporate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)

Past Chapter President, RIAS

Passivehaus Certified


Colin Armstrong has run his own practice since 1991.  The company operates throughout the north of Scotland and currently is involved in projects as far apart as Orkney, Aberdeenshire, Fort William and the Western Isles.  Colin attended the Finnish Housing Fair in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and along with annual visits to relatives in Stockholm maintains a close interest in the Scandinavian building standards and innovative building techniques.  Since his arrival in Inverness, Colin has been engaged in projects of all sizes across virtually all market sectors throughout the Highlands and Islands.  Working for key repeat clients has allowed him to build long term relationships with the individual clients themselves, helping him to understand and respond to their aspirations and detailed requirements.  Colin has maintained a particular personal interest in sustainable construction and has been fortunate enough to have been responsible for some of the largest and most innovative sustainable projects in the Highlands to date (eg. Horizon Scotland, Aviemore North, Home Farm, Portree and currently the Westercraig’s housing project in Inverness).  Colin was involved in the development of the infrastructure and individual buildings on many of Inverness’ office parks. In principle the practice was involved with Beechwood House including all but one of the buildings there and Inverness Business & Retail Park. The latter involved the construction of Highland & Islands Enterprises headquarters at Cowan House and NHS Highland office facilities at the John Dewar building.


This year Colin Armstrong Architects will celebrate the significant milestone of being in practice since 1991 (26th Anniversary)