Meet Our Architects Open Day

22nd June 2024

We are delighted to announce we are hosting a 'Meet Our Architects' Open Day!

We'd love to invite you along to meet our Architectural Design Team at Rural Design.

Come and find out more about our architects, how we work, and ask any questions related to your current or future builds. If you have land and don't know what to do with it or you are looking to build your dream home, this is the perfect opportunity, so come and join us!

When: Thursday 22nd of February, 5 - 7.30 pm.

Location: Rural Design, Mill Studio, Struan Road, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EG

To book your space or find out more, contact us.

R.HOUSE is the innovative product of the collaborative partnership between award-winning Skye architects, Rural Design and specialist builders, James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd, also based on the Isle of Skye.

Rural Design was founded back in 2003 with two architects working from a home studio looking across to the Outer Hebrides, it has now grown to become the Highlands' largest practice, bringing together a team with a broad range of experience and a diverse skill set enabling them to take on challenging and complex projects.


We see our work as modern and progressive, but tempered by a love of place, traditions and materials – we aim for timelessness in our buildings. We try hard to attain simplicity yet richness, clarity yet depth, elegance yet robustness. Our work fuses many influences, ranging from a raw West Highland agricultural vernacular through to Scandinavian Modernism – but ultimately we like to think our work has unique imprint that is entirely our own.

As a team from Skye, we have experience of both the best and the worst of the environment. The raw beauty of the landscape is matched by the fierceness of the winters. We design for both extremes, with durability and sustainability at the forefront of our minds.

The Invisible house - Rural Design

The Invisible House Project - Rural Design Architects.

Image credit: Nigel Rigden

Torridon Rural Design

Brybeg House Project - Rural Design Architects.

Image Credit: David Barbour

Find out more about Rural Design.