Carrick McCormack McIntyre (CMM) Architects was formed in 1999 by Robert Carrick, Paul McCormack (retired) and Campbell McIntyre.
Over the past 18 years we have developed a broad based practice working in many sectors and developing specialist skills in highly engineered and complex structures, masterplanning and housing. We have also acquired extensive knowledge in working in housing in both the public and private sectors. In particular, we have worked on many multi-agency projects for special needs housing. The bulk of our work has been in the Central Belt and Argyll and Bute, however, we have also built in Sheffield, Jersey, London, Manchester, Lancaster, Morecambe and Bolton. We have also been appointed Urban development advisors to Tallinn Property Group in Estonia.
CMM have wide experience in developing large urban areas, masterplanning and feasibility studies. We also have extensive experience in long-term strategic property portfolio planning for companies including the Airlink Group and Global Property.
CMM believe in design being appropriate to its context respecting local traditions and using local materials. The wide range of our work shows our commitment to maximising value for our clients both in design and execution. This applies to small projects and to our largest completed project at £21M. We have a wide range of experience in contract administration including Design and Build and traditional contracts of varying scales.
We have always sought to develop close relationships with contractors and suppliers having great interest in specialist and product design. In the past we have designed glass bridges and stairs, as well as whole façade systems as at NATS in Preswick. Working directly for contractor and supplier we have developed new systems as at Sheffield Winter Garden with “Vitral” glazing. This has enabled us to build a strong technical team in the office that gives us confidence in both construction technique and value- engineering.
As Architects we have always strived to achieve an integrated project team. Our traditional role has been to facilitate team development and achieve the collective resolution of problems. In non-traditional types of procurement routes, our role has become increasingly more project partnering based, in particular with our direct involvement with the Contractor, either as part of a Design and Build team or as an integrated member of their own design team.
Having an extensive knowledge of best practice, currently and historic, Robert Carrick and Campbell McIntyre have established credibility as highly competent architects. Our combined experience accrued over 38 years from apprentice to fully qualified architects continually updated with regular professional development research.
Construction methods and best practices are at the core of any successful architect. As a practice we are able to provide guidance on building failures and solutions to these failures. Very often situations arise unexpectedly and technical errors are difficult to trace when building are complete. We are able to provide expert services to help resolve such situations.