Arnold-Forster often travels to interesting locations for her projects, finding an exciting challenge working on a remote site. Her goal is to create a backdrop for people’s work, their art and lives, or as one of her clients described ‘a restrained yet poetic play between place and dwelling’.


Mary Arnold-Forster RSA qualified as an architect in 1992, and worked for 16 years for Dualchas Architects on remote and wild sites all over the highlands and islands of the west coast of Scotland.


In 2016 she set up here own practice, Mary Arnold-Forster Architects and many of her designs have won awards. Now living back on the mainland, she is interested in creating quiet, humane, restrained and beautifully-crafted places and spaces based on a rigorous study of site, context, landscape and brief.