We are a successful, dynamic and highly experienced practice based in Aberfeldy. We provide a full architectural service with commissions mainly in the Highland Perthshire Area but also spread throughout Scotland, from Edinburgh to Thurso with the occasional project in the Borders and North England.
The practice was formed in 2010 and we work in our own remodelled and purpose designed offices within the business park. We enjoy working and developing a close relationship with our clients throughout the project ensuring we fully understand their needs and aim to deliver within budget, on time and sustainably to their bespoke requirements.
Rob Macpherson formed Fearn Macpherson with Bob Fearn in November 2010. Rob had worked with Bob from 1991 to 1997 while completing his Part 3 at Duncan of Jordantsone College of Art, University of Dundee and qualified in 1992. Bob Fearn had been in practice in Aberfeldy with his own practice since 1986 and stepped back from active involvement in 2015 but retains a strong interest in the practice as practice consultant.
Rob has over 25 years’ experience and is the Principal at Fearn Macpherson. He heads up every project. Prior to forming the practice Rob worked in Sydney Australia and in London, most recently for 13 years as an associate with Barnsley Hewett & Mallinson specialising in school projects and large residential houses. This included the wholescale refurbishment and building of new boarding, performance and dining accommodation for the Grade 1 listed ‘The Royal Ballet School’, White Lodge in Richmond Park over a period of five years.
Rob and his daughter live in Aberfeldy and have strong community involvement through the Canoe Club and interests in exercise, music and Art that takes him to Glasgow and London regularly visiting venues and galleries.
John Dewar worked with Bob Fearn from 2002 until the formation of Fearn Macpherson in November 2010 when he joined the practice. He is an Architectural technician continuing his studies to become a Technologist. John provides technical advice, specification and design for all projects in the practice and holds particular skill in 3D presentation in Revit for visualisations. He is the office computer manager and BIM manager for those projects as we work towards BIM level 2.
John lives in Aberfeldy with his wife, twin 6 year old daughters and two dogs. His life outside the practice is somewhat hectic.
Stuart joined Fearn Macpherson in 2016 initially as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant following graduation from the University of Dundee with a M.Arch in Architecture and is now looking forward to the challenge of the Part 3 Professional Exams to complete his training to become a fully qualified architect. He has honed and developed his skills while working in the office, Stuart has been intrinsically involved in the Duntuim Development from the beginnings of Phase 1 which is nearing occupation and completion, through Phase 2 that is in construction until April 2019 and Phase 3 that received planning permission in October 2018, with the building warrant application and instruction to proceed due in 2019. Phases 5,6 & 7 are in concept stage.
Rachel started with Fearn Macpherson as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant in August 2017 following her undergraduate studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. During her time with us she has been heavily involved in a variety of projects including a New House at Kinloch Rannoch, complex extension at Pitcairn and in Fearnan. Rachel has decided to extend her “year” at the practice to take an additional year off from her academic studies and in February 2019 will leave us to spend 6 months gaining valuable experience travelling around Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
Meghan joined Fearn Macpherson is August 2018 from University of Strathclyde. She is our third Part 1 from Strathclyde and is developing her knowledge of practice to include projects of all sizes and at all stages of construction. She is particularly involved with Duntuim Phase 3 assisting Stuart and with the Aberfeldy Town Hall. Meghan will stay for a years practical experience before returning to Uni for her Honours year and Part 2.
Fiona joined the practice as office manager in 2017. Fiona’s background is in Banking, having joined the Bank from school, she enjoyed a 36 year career working in the Highland Perthshire area latterly as Branch Manager. In 2015 she decided to take a sabbatical to follow her desire to travel and enjoyed time in Asia and Africa.
Since joining the Fearn Macpherson team in 2017 she has developed her role within the company to include all aspects of finance, administration and personnel. Fiona has lived in Aberfeldy all her life and has two grown up children. She enjoys walking, travel, food and fitness classes.