Robin established Fraser/Livingstone Architects in January 2019, reuniting with Malcolm following a decade working together previously at Malcolm Fraser Architects. 

Robin has over 15 years of practice-based experience, designing and delivering a diverse range of award-winning projects of varying scales and typologies, from new build housing to the reuse and restoration of buildings for the public and arts sectors.

He leads the practice alongside Malcolm, overseeing and collaborating on all aspects of the work of the studio. Robin is an ARB registered architect and a member of RIAS and RIBA.

Line drawing in pen of Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow. Showing older building to the right, and new building to the left
Render of Pleasance from east side, showing new Simon Court apartments between tenements and other older buildings.
Simon Court, Edinburgh. Fraser/Livingstone Architects, 2019.


In the 5 years immediately preceding the formation of Fraser/Livingstone Architects, Robin was an Associate at 7N, where he built up a reputation for creating well-knit community-led social housing that promoted progressive forms of construction. He led the regeneration of Fraser Avenue in Inverkeithing, a project recently chosen as a social housing exemplar by the Scottish Government for their forthcoming ‘Housing to 2040’ consultation in collaboration with Architecture & Design Scotland.

Prior to this, Robin worked with Malcolm Fraser Architects for 10 years, collaborating, leading and delivering on the award-winning work of the practice, which included new homes, masterplanning, arts, conservation and low-carbon buildings. 

Notable projects include West Pilton Crescent in Edinburgh, a double award-winning social housing development in the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2015; Speirs Locks Studios in Glasgow for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which won an RIBA Award in 2011; and Scottish Ballet at Tramway in Glasgow, which won Best Public Building and the Architecture Grand Prix in the Scottish Design Awards in 2010.

Trapezoidal, golden roof at Scottish Ballet, Glasgow. Malcolm Fraser Architects
Scottish Ballet. Malcolm Fraser Architects, 2009.
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Kinning Park showing new building alongside original sandstone building
Kinning Park Complex. Fraser Livingstone Architects, 2019.

Academic & Teaching

Robin studied at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2003 with honours and masters degrees. He has since combined work in practice with teaching architecture, covering a number of academic roles, including those of design tutor and guest critic at various Schools of Architecture.

He currently teaches at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the University of Edinburgh, and at the Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture, the University of Central Lancashire.