Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway (CLWG) Architects was established in 1984 as a direct result of the dissolution of Ian G. Lindsay and Partners. Of the founding partners, David Willis remains following the retirement from the business of both Mr. Lang and Mr Galloway in 1988.

The practice relocated into its present owner-occupied offices in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge in 1990.

Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway have carried on the tradition, established in Scotland by Ian Lindsay, of architects with particular interest and skill in the care and conservation of existing buildings, and a bias towards the sensitive reuse and refurbishment of existing and historically important buildings.

We are committed to providing a high quality professional service to all clients, ensuring that their needs are taken fully into consideration during the design process, and that our client’s requirements remain of paramount importance during all stages of the works.


RICS/The Times Conservation Award (1981)

Europa Nostra Medal of Honour (1981)

Europa Nostra Diploma of Merit (1987)

Royal Town Planning Institue Award for Planning (1991)

Europa Nostra Medal of Honour (1992)

Historic Scotland Award for Restoration of Mill 1, New Lanark (1996)

Historic Scotland Award for Restoration of Mill 1, New Lanark (1998)

Historic Scotland Award for Restoration of Thirlestane Castle (1998)

Civic Trust Award (1999)

Historic Scotland Award for Restoration of St. Mary’s Cathedral (1999)

Royal Town Planning Institute Special Award for Mill 1, New Lanark (2002)