“As a designer, growing up in and around boats helped me to recognize a perfect marriage of form and function. In the maritime world, beauty isn’t found in extraneous details – it’s inherent in the design.”
Much like the boats he grew up sailing with his family, principal Angus MacGregor’s design process is devoted to streamlined efficiency. Throughout his nearly 20 years of experience as an architect, the last decade of which have been at Olson Kundig, Angus has held fast to the belief that the best designs are the simplest ones. Across his diverse body of work, which ranges from private residences to public works, from civic and cultural to large-scale commercial projects, Angus helps clients and colleagues alike discover how the greatest economy of means can yield beautiful design. “As a designer, growing up in and around boats helped me to recognize a perfect marriage of form and function,” Angus explains. “In the maritime world, beauty isn’t found in extraneous details – it’s inherent in the design.”
A registered architect in the UK, Angus is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a graduate of Kingston University London and the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, and he completed his professional studies at the Architecture Association in London.
At Olson Kundig, Angus is heavily involved in the firm’s process improvement initiatives and its adoption of technology. He strongly subscribes to the belief that change is constant and that continual learning is essential as new tools emerge and the industry evolves. However, his belief in the benefit of technology exists alongside a deep appreciation of craft and materiality. Ultimately, Angus strives to create projects that are aspirational in their designs, intimate and tactile in their sensibility, and efficient in their means.
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