About Us

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
Rob Macpherson
BA(Hons) D.Arch RIBA RIAS – Principal

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 each team for each 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 lives in Aberfeldy and has family in Glasgow and at University in Edinburgh. He and his partner are currently re-wilding his garden which is found to be the perfect home for hoglets, with the help of their dogs. He has interests in music and contemporary art that takes him to Glasgow and London regularly visiting venues and galleries.

John Dewar
John Dewar
ACIAT – Architectural Technician

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 8 year old daughters and dog. His life outside the practice is somewhat hectic.

Oliver Hardiman
Oliver Hardiman
BSc(Hons), Dip. Arch, AA Dip. Conservation

Oliver joined Fearn Macpherson in January 2022, having previously lived and worked in Sheffield and London. His previous experience has included private and social housing, schools, offices and industrial buildings. Oliver is passionate about the conservation of historic buildings, and has a diploma in the subject from the Architectural Association in London.

He likes drawing and walking and is looking forward to exploring the local area as well as further afield in Scotland, with his family.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
BSc Hons, March, ARB

Sam joined Fearn Macpherson in October of 2021. He qualified as an architect in 2019 and continues to broaden his experience within the profession. He has previously worked with an Architecture practice in Edinburgh for 5 years and Glasgow before that, gaining valuable experience in private and social housing, hospitality and masterplanning exercises.
Sam enjoys going for long walks with his partner in the Perthshire countryside and looks forward to relocating to the area and pursuing more outdoor activities.

Rachel Paton
Rachel Paton
BSc (Hons) MArch

Rachel first joined Fearn Macpherson for her Part 1 year out in 2017, returning to her studies in 2019. After completing a Master of Architecture at Strathclyde University, Rachel rejoined the practice in September 2021 as an architectural assistant.
Living in the west of Scotland, Rachel spends most of her time in the Glasgow office while working in Aberfeldy one week a month. She is particularly interested in working with existing buildings and looks forward to working on a range of projects across Scotland.
Rachel enjoys travelling, walking her dog, and exploring Scotland with her boyfriend.

Andy McDonagh
Andy McDonagh
BSc March

After relocating to the area from Aberdeenshire, Andy joined Fearn Macpherson in October 2020. Qualified with a Master of Architecture from Robert Gordon University and equipped with over five years of experience in architectural practice, Andy settled well into the office. He works with projects of all stages, including the renovation and reuse of some characterful existing buildings and various concept-stage designs.

Ahead of his upcoming Part III Architect Exam in November 2021, Andy can be found either with his head in a book or out in the fresh air running, hiking or cycling.

Ava
Ava

Ava is the youngest member of the team, coming up for 1 year in November she keeps us and any clients calm and happy, and is always the first to any biscuits that fall on the floor..