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


Following an extended period of practice for one of the UK’s leading architectural studios working nationally and internationally, 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

PA to the Directors/Financial Controller

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.

Graeme Stark

Design Manager

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.

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.

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.

Ewan Proctor-Mason


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 and his delivery of major projects. His attention to detail and wide-reaching experience provides the studio with a critical asset in the management of our BS EN ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.

Claire McGinley


With a motivated passion for design, Claire has quickly established herself at HAUS as a considered and meticulous Architect.

Successfully completing her Part III qualification in 2019, following a period working in San Francisco, Claire’s enthusiasm for architecture and her desire for broadened experience has enabled strong client relationships to be founded across a diverse range of project scale and type.

Kevin Fitzpatrick


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 influenced 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.


Nicola Wilson


With her distinctive desire to design and create, Nicola presents a refreshing approach to architecture, influenced by her youthful exuberance for experience and success.

Receiving the GIA First Year Commendation in 2014 and the RIAS A+DS Award for Best Third Year Student Commendation 2016, Nicola graduated in 2019 with a MArch in Advanced Architectural Design with Distinction.


Maria Bialek


Following a successful Part I year out with HAUS, Maria continues to work part-time as she completes her education at the University of Strathclyde.

An aspiring and enthusiastic designer, with particular interest and passion for sustainable design, Maria continues to positively provoke studio discussion challenging the qualitative and environmental focus of projects.

Will Prescott


Will is completing his Part 1 year out with HAUS following three years study at the Mackintosh School of Architecture.

Will’s considered approach to architecture is revealed through his strong support of people and culture, and his sensitive understanding of how architecture can positively create inclusive and socially aware communities.