arpl architects
ARPL Architects


ARPL are delighted that two more churches have had Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland grant funding approval for conservation repairs.

Stage 1 approval will allow us to develop the detailed information for the stunning A listed village church in Dunscore near Dumfries designed by James Thomson and built in 1823. The church requires extensive high level repair of stonework and roofs and will then carry out some internal alterations to accommodate a permanent exhibition of the life of Jane Hainey, a young woman from the village who dedicated her life to caring for children in a Hungarian orphanage and died with them in a Nazi concentration camp.

Stage 2 approval was also given for one of the largest grants in recent years, to B listed Kirkcudbright Parish Church, designed by Willaim Burns in the heart of the town.  The £260k contract is expected to get started on site in the late summer.

July 2015

welcome to arpl architects

The ARPL philosophy is to produce buildings to the highest design standards in close consultation with our clients.

Our design is both innovative and sympathetic to the immediate and the broader environment in which they are constructed with an emphasis on sustainability. Each project embraces the unique nature of the client’s needs and the site.

From our base in Ayr the practice carries out projects over a wide geographical area from the Orkneys and the Western Isles to Ireland. Our project experience covers the fields of housing, churches, schools, commercial projects, private houses, community and arts buildings. We have developed particular expertise in contemporary sustainable design, specialist conservation works and design for historically sensitive environments.

Our work has received wide recognition through numerous design and environmental awards presented over the years for our new build and conservation works. Regular success in design competitions adds to the practice portfolio.

While you are here, please visit our project gallery where you can see many of the projects we have worked on and some case studies.

We can be contacted through the contact form,
or phone us on 01292 289777.