Affect Studio

A young architectural practice undertaking all stages of architectural work including surveys, concept design, planning applications, listed building consents, building warrants and construction information.


  1. Architecture
  2. CAD/Drawings

About Affect Studio

affect studio are a young architecture and design practice with bases in Edinburgh and Bute. We work across a range of disciplines.

We undertake work through concept design, planning applications, listed building consents, building warrants and fully detailed construction packages. We also provide services in contract administration and Construction Design Management (Health & Safety).

As a small team, we rely upon close collaboration with our clients and individuals across the industry to drive our designs. Unique and differing perspectives generate distinctive and comprehensive solutions.

We believe collaboration should generate an iterative design process. We institute open and frequent communication between the client, design team and contractors to refine ideas and ensure the outcome lives up to the vision.

People matter. Many elements go into arriving at the ideal design solution, beginning with getting to know the client and the project ambitions. We listen carefully and set intentions together

We get to know the site. Taking the time to research the context and understand the constraints is central to producing a design that responds positively to the setting and meets the needs of the client.

We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty. From metalworking and woodwork to plastering and painting we’ve tried it all. We both actively pursue our own hands-on projects and believe that a first-hand understanding of the qualities and characteristics of materials leads to better spaces for our clients.

For your peace of mind, we carry Professional Indemnity Insurance (see below) as required of all registered architects.


Both architects at Affect Studio Ltd. are registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB)


Public Liability Insurance

Limit of indemnity: £1,000,000.00
Valid until: 9th Mar 2024

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Limit of indemnity: £1,000,000.00
Valid until: 9th Mar 2024

Latest reviews

  • Building warrant application

    I employed Affect Studio for a planning application and a separate building warrant application for other works. Both were approved with no issues - Affect Studio are clearly experienced in dealing with the planning authority and building standards team. I found Murdo and Jamie to be nice to work with, very responsive and flexible. I was given a clear timeframe for completion of the work, with the deliverables provided on time and to the standard expected. Happy to recommend.

  • Design plan / Isometric layout for building permit

    Murdo was helpful and reliable throughout the project. We had no issues and his communication was smooth from start to finish. I would highly recommend.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Design and drawings for residential internal alterations, plus coordination of structural engineer and building warrant application.

    It was great working with Affect Studio and feeling so confident in their work, advice and knowledge. I found the service very approachable, friendly and reliable and was able to ask for explanations and options at every stage without any problem. The team offer a fantastic service and I wouldn't hesitate to suggest their work; in fact I would highly recommend it!

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