Andrew Merrylees
FRSA, RSA, RIBA, FRIAS

BIOGRAPHY

Vitruvius tells us Architecture is “Commoditie, Firmenes and Delight”.

I focus on these elements of Function Construction and Aesthetics exploring all the possible algebraic combinations overlaid with a range of priorities uniquely relevant to each project.
Architect / Artist / Designer / Town Planner.
I believe that all these disciplines have a common denominator and that my efforts in various mediums are inextricably linked.
I am interested in all forms of visual art – ROSC – the poetry of vision.
Drawing and painting particularly have been a life long pursuit running in parallel with, and informing my architecture.
I am fascinated by the imprint of nature and human nature on buildings – weathering, ageing, usage, etc. etc.
Fully retired in 2009 I now have the freedom to pursue my  lifetime hobby of painting.  I enjoy experimenting with different approaches and mediums.

EMPLOYMENT
Retired

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP ON BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
Royal Institute of British Architects.
Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.
Chartered Society of Designers.
Royal Society of Arts.
Architecture + Design Scotland, Enabling Panel.
The Edinburgh Festival Society.
Cockburn Association.
Scottish Society of Architect Artists [founder member].
Scottish Arts Club [Hon Architect].

KEY EXHIBITIONS, COMMISSIONS AND BUILDINGS
Include University buildings at Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Dublin, Liverpool, Newcastle and Aston in Birmingham, Scottish HQ for the Automobile Association, Sorting Office for the Post Office, the National Library of Scotland, the British Golf Museum at St Andrews, Motherwell Heritage Centre and Dundee Science Centre.
Exhibits regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy, at the Scottish Arts Club and with the Scottish Society of Architect Artists and has contributed to other shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, at other locations across Scotland, Frejus, Paris, London and Warsaw.

AWARDS
Student Senior Design Prize.
Student Life Drawing Prize.
RIBA Bronze Medal.
Saltire Award.
Civic Trust Award.
Art in Architecture Award.
Royal Scottish Academy Gold Medal.
Concrete Society Award.
National and University Libraries Award.
RSA Gillies Award.
Hon Professor of Architecture – Dundee.
Edinburgh University Library A-listed by Historic Scotland.
RIAS Lifetime Achievement Award.
Edinburgh University Library A-listed by Historic Scotland.
National Library listed by Scotstyle in top 100 Buildings, 1916-2015.