Creativity is not an occupation, it is a preoccupation.

As architects, we are obsessed by ‘ideas’.

As founders of the practice, we are supposed to create a ‘vision’ for HAUS; a ‘vision’ that is defined as a clear, distinctive, and specific view of the future that is usually connected with strategic decisions for the collective.

We don’t exactly share this view, not because we don’t believe in providing direction but because, if we are trying to create something that is truly new and unique, we don’t have all the answers. We don’t fully know what direction we’re going in and we’re not even sure how to get there.

Instead, we are driven by a cause, a purpose, a belief.

HAUS was established through the pursuit of ‘idea’, a desire to design and create, to learn and educate, influence and enjoy. A studio of innovation!

For innovation to become central to our approach, we must create the space and environment where people feel free to unleash and discover their talents and passions, engaging and interacting in the hard work of innovative problem solving.

We aspire to create a studio with the sensibility of a ‘community’, breaking down hierarchy to allow anyone, regardless of experience or role, to offer comment and idea enriching our design process. We encourage the minority voices and the disruptors to speak up and be heard through co-creation.

Our goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what we have, nor hire people who just need a job. Our goal is to invest in people who believe what we believe.

Through this pursuit of idea and innovation, we believe our architecture can make a contribution to the world that addresses social, cultural and economic issues enhancing human experience.



Jim Webster


Jim has over 25 years’ experience practicing architecture across the public and private sectors. He studied Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Strathclyde, before spending a decade between London and Berlin, where he led a German-speaking studio.

On return to the UK, Jim established studios in both Manchester and Shanghai working across several developing markets and cultures, evolving concept design to completion.

Employing this wealth of experience, Jim co-founded HAUS in 2013.

Murray Henderson


Murray graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2004, and following an extended period of practice for one of the UK’s leading architectural studios, Murray co-founded HAUS in 2013.

Drawing on experience from working on projects all over the world, central to Murray’s approach is the hard work of innovative problem solving. Promoting cultural exchange as a source of wealth in design, Murray challenges project brief by adopting scientific and artistic processes, informing architecture that responds to contemporary society and lifestyle.

Shirley MacLean


Shirley has been supporting businesses in the construction industry for over 30 years. Prior to joining HAUS in early 2017, she has provided invaluable administration support to architectural practice across Glasgow, developing knowledge and experience in the management of an architectural studio.

Beyond her wider studio role, Shirley provides essential support to both Jim and Murray presented through a personality that typifies the HAUS approach.

Deborah McKay


Deborah joined HAUS as Associate in 2016 contributing over 12 years’ experience from working in a large practice environment. Her creative ambition and innovative approach to design is instrumental in the delivery of numerous noteworthy projects across a varied range of sectors.

With focus on delivering complex, mixed-use briefs, including commercial, residential, education and hotel buildings, Deborah energizes projects through a collaborative approach. Whilst overseeing several projects, Deborah also provides passion, support and mentoring across the wider studio.

Chris Howat


With over 10 years’ experience in architecture, Chris has been responsible for a diverse mix of national projects and competitions, committed to excellence in design, both in appropriate aesthetic and in programmatic, functional treatment of space and structure.

Chris is an advocate of sustainable and ecologically sound design solutions, including the regeneration and conversion of existing buildings. Chris also advises across many projects and stage from design detail, construction, contract and procurement.

Ewan Proctor-Mason


Ewan graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, attaining the Joe Park Award. For a decade, preceding Ewan joining HAUS in 2014, he focused on gaining valuable experience, working across a range of projects and sectors, most notably the delivery of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and Emirates Arena.

Ewan has built a strong reputation through his rigorous approach to architecture. His attention to detail provides the studio with an asset in the management of our BS EN ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.

Kevin Fitzpatrick


Since graduating from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Kevin has developed a strong portfolio of projects, designed and delivered through the implementation of BIM.  Most notably, Kevin has significant experience in social housing projects across Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland.

The experience of this combined portfolio has positively developed Kevin’s attitude towards architecture, considering varying social and cultural difference, working between the UK, Europe and Asia.

Since joining HAUS in early 2017, Kevin has been instrumental in the development of the practice BIM strategy.

Eva Voulgaridou


Following her graduation from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, Eva successfully achieved qualification as Architect in 2017.

Eva joined HAUS in 2016, quickly becoming a pivotal member of the studio team influencing the direction of design across projects informed by her interest in human geography and urban studies. Eva is a sensitive and considered designer, confident in challenging project brief through design, debate and discourse, and can boast two first place architectural competition victories to her name.

Graeme Stark

Senior Technician

Graeme performs a lead role driving forward the technical agenda at HAUS. Since joining the practice in 2015, he has transferred invaluable knowledge acquired across 25 years in the industry, delivering projects of ranging scale and complexity.

Fundamental to Graeme’s approach is developing relationships with contractors and supply chain, ensuring project delivery is managed in context of programme and budget cost. He has developed a strong reputation for thoroughness, detailed design and imaginative problem solving.

Harriet Ridout

Architectural Assistant

Harriet graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2014, joining HAUS in 2016, and is currently in the process of completing her Part 3 qualification.

Her enthusiasm and ambition for architecture generates a positive diversity and creative engagement across all project work, both internal to the studio and externally among colleagues and collaborators.  Harriet is also the driving force behind the HAUS social media strategy, communicating the practice pursuit of ‘idea’ and innovation.

Paschalis Kyrtsopoulos

Architectural Assistant

Paschalis joined HAUS in 2014 whilst completing his education at the University of Strathclyde. In 2017, he graduated with distinction with an M.Arch in Architectural Design and received the Commendation in the European Architecture Medals from the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architect’s Council of Europe (ACE).

Subsequently he was awarded both the RIAS Silver Medal for the best 5th year student in Scotland and the Eimear Kelt Medal from Glasgow City Council. Paschalis is now working towards his Part 3 qualification.

Nicola Wilson

Architectural Assistant

Nicola completed her Part I year out at HAUS, and is now working part-time as she finishes her education at the University of Strathclyde.

She received the GIA First Year Commendation 2014 and the RIAS A+DS Award for Best Third Year Student Commendation 2016. With her distinctive desire to design and create, Nicola presents a refreshing approach to architecture, influenced by her youthful exuberance for experience and success.