Ric Russell RSA (Elect) is the founding partner of Dundee’s well-known architecture practice Nicoll Russell. Nicoll Russell Studios was established in 1982 as a result of the successful completion of Dundee Repertory Theatre. The project made an enormous impact at a time when very little was being built in Scotland and immediately offered the studios a springboard architecturally and in terms of publicity.


Although the practice is well known for its civic, theatre, licensed leisure and civil engineering projects, the studios’ depth of experience goes far beyond these sectors to include everything from private houses to major private hospitals. It was awarded an OBE for services to architecture in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.