Iain Angus Campbell
Iain Angus CampbellPrincipal
Over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Architect involved in design and delivery of many sensitive community and residential projects throughout Argyll since 1993 and has led his own practice in Oban for over 10 years.
Iain Hurst
Iain HurstAssociate
HNC (ArchTech)
Over 35 years’ experience in a wide variety of construction projects with emphasis on condition surveys and technical appraisals of conservation buildings.
Brian Reffin
Brian ReffinArchitectural Technologist
HNC (ArchTech)
Over 26 years’ experience in a wide variety of construction with specific emphasis on design and eco solutions for domestic projects utilising CAD and 3D modelling. This extends to his own home which has been constructed to passive house standards.
Brian is a keen cyclist and committee member of both North Argyll Cycle Club and The Annual Oban Sportive.
Cameron Sutherland
Cameron SutherlandArchitectural Technologist
Newest member of the team, graduated with a 1st class honors degree in Architectural Technology from Edinburgh Napier University. Been with us since June last year, Cameron is focusing on sustainable development and 3d modelling techniques. Outside of work Cameron is a keen shinty player and golfer and is currently Goalkeeper for Oban Camanachd.
Dee Hay
Dee HayOffice Manager
With 30 year experience with offices throughout the UK, Dee is the first point of contact for CP architects.
With responsibility for running all the office systems and accounts.


Being a relatively small office, the management structure is simple and the staff members act as a close knit team, supporting each other as necessary on particular projects.

Iain Campbell oversees all commissions personally and remains directly responsible to each client to ensure delivery.

Staff continuity is carried through all projects from inception to completion to ensure that an identifiable and known point of contact is always available.


Individually and/or collectively, the practice has membership of:

  • Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)

  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

  • Association of Project Safety (APS)

  • Architects Registration Board (ARB)

  • Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA)

  • British Research Establishment (BRE)

  • Timber Development UK

  • Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA)


Computer aided design is carried out on AutoCad using PC’s. All computers are networked with data being backed-up on a daily basis.

The practice also holds NBS and RIBA technical indices and a number of other software applications and has the in-house capability of producing high quality computer 3D images and animations.

The practice has a policy of upgrading its information technology systems on a regular basis and is managed at Principal level. All staff have email and internet access, allowing the exchange of written and graphic information by e-communication on a daily basis.

In addition, CP Architects operate an in-house intranet where staff can access shared information, technical indices, British Standards, office policies etc.

We have an electronic document management system allowing us to carefully manage, file and retrieve documents.

I.T support is provided by Matrix Computer Services who are tasked with providing software and hardware back-up on an annual consultancy basis.


CP Architects work to assist our communities to be sustainable and aim to set the standard for the future in terms of best practice for energy usage, carbon emissions, increased insulation and affordable heating.

We share the objectives set out by many of our clients to provide healthy and naturally light buildings that minimise energy usage through design, construction and occupation phases of a project.

This policy is reflected in our working methods with an ongoing office sustainability policy that specifies green and fair-trade products utilising local supplier chain, recycle printer cartridges and all waste paper. We car share to rural sites where possible and promote cycle to work scheme.

Our approach to waste and environmental management has also been developed to accord with RIAS policy in response to local Agenda 21.