The practice Fergus Purdie Architects was established in 1993 by Fergus Purdie RSA and has been acknowledged for its high standard of imaginative design work, receiving many awards for its projects. Central to the practice and teaching are the ideas and values of the Scottish polymath Sir Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) the generalist thinker and educationalist. The practice ethos belongs firmly to the Scottish tradition established by Geddes in terms of principles, approaches and working methods. In doing so the work seeks to interpret the interface between practice, research and teaching. Whilst a relatively small practice, we engage with other practices in collaborative project work, large, small, public and private. This generalist approach encourages a broad spectrum of work from single dwelling houses, arts projects to urban studies developed along Geddesian lines of enquiry.