Colin L Potter BSc DipArch ARIAS RIBA

The founder of Architeco, Colin is passionate about the environment.

He is an ARB registered Architect, and a Chartered Architect with membership of the RIAS & RIBA.

One of the first Architects in the UK to become a Certified Passive House Designer, Colin has gained RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Architecture, and is a member of the Scottish Ecological Design Association and the Passivhaus Trust.

Formerly an Associate at Robert Potter & Partners Architects, Colin has over 20 years experience working in architecture with extensive experience of Housing, Healthcare, Leisure and Conservation projects, including New Build, Conversions and Extensions.

He has been Project Leader for a Community Trust Sustainable Village initiative, given several presentations on low energy design and Passivhaus, and is the designer of Europe’s smallest inhabited Passive House.

Chris Johnstone
BSc DipArch

Chris graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2010 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Architectural Design, after gaining practical experience at practices in both Glasgow and Abu Dhabi. He started working at Architeco in 2015 as an Architectural Assistant and is currently gaining experience towards his Professional qualification, working on a number of bespoke low energy residential projects. With a keen interest in energy efficiency, Chris is our building energy analyst, ensuring the optimum energy performance of our designs.

Chris is a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor, allowing us to provide as built SAP calculations and generate Energy Performance Certificates.

Duncan Henderson BSc MArch

Duncan obtained his Master of Architecture qualification from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen in 2015. Attracted by the company’s ethos and unique approach to sustainability, he joined Architeco in 2016 as an Architectural Assistant. With interest in developing low impact solutions working towards self sustaining environments, Duncan recently obtained a Certificate in Permaculture Design and is now working towards gaining his RIBA Part III qualification.

We use Archicad for all our project work and Duncan is our Building Information Modelling (BIM) manager.

Elisabetta Fragala  Dip/MArch, ARB

Elisabetta gained her master’s in architecture and Urbanism at “La Sapienza” University of Rome in Italy, developing her thesis in collaboration with the University Paris Val de Seine in France.

She is a Certified Passive House Designer with over 5 years hands-on experience of Residential projects and Renovation of existing buildings, in UK, Italy and Paris.

She is interested in sustainable design with a low impact approach that respects the local environment.

Guro Vold DipArch

Guro graduated with a Diploma in Architecture from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2020. Her research into the sustainable reuse and building material is being continued through her work with Architeco; including assessmnet of embodied carbon in our design projects. Guro joined Architeco as a Part II Architectural Assistant and has a passion for reducing our carbon footprint and for the sustainable design of buildings.

Marcelo Badilla MSc

Marcelo graduated from Valparaiso University, Chile and the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He has a Master’s Degree in Urban Renewal and Rehabilitation from Santiago de Compostela University and studied Building Inspection, Repair and Maintenance Specialist at A Coruña University.

Marcelo is a member of the Galician Association of Architects and has worked in residential, renewal and public space projects in Chile and Spain prior to relocating to the UK. He has a passion for projects that involve sustainable living & those that respect the local culture and surrounding landscape.

Toby Farwell Bsc

Toby graduated from the University of the West of England in 2020, with a first class honours degree in Architecture.
He has a strong belief in sustainable design and its ability to be a catalyst for positive change within architecture.
Carrying out his placement year at Architeco, Toby anticipates studying for his Master Degree on completion of his “year out”.