Rated 9/10 by The Telegraph (Review)

"Designed and furnished with an accomplished eye for detail, remarkable imagination and impeccable taste."

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Kristin Hannesdottir

Kristin has practised architecture with her husband Nicholas Groves-Raines since 1972. The growth and reputation of the firm has been based upon the demands for excellence in design, and an on-going dedication to the conservation of our heritage. Together, they have restored some fourteen listed properties themselves, amongst them three A Listed 16/17 century fortified houses. Architectural awards include the Europa Nostra Silver Medal, European Architectural Heritage Award, Civic Trust Award, Regeneration of Scotland Award, Saltire Society Award, Royal Institute of British Architects Regional Award, the Edinburgh Architectural Association and many other commendations. During 6 years at Edinburgh College of Art and from July 1999 Kristin divided her time between painting and architecture, becoming a director of GRA in 1996. During studying and since graduating Kristin has taken part in various exhibitions in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Crieff, London and Manchester. Her paintings are in private collections in Iceland, the Faeroes, France, Austria, Eire, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.