McWilliam Lippe Architects is a practise comprising of Chartered Architects, Architectural Technicians, and Planning Consultants and are dedicated to providing a high quality, professional, efficient and friendly service.

Founded by Ross McWilliam who has over 20 years post qualification experience, McWilliam Lippe Architects was created when Ross’s original company RJM Architectural Design took over the long-established practice of Lippe Architects & Planners in 2022.  The company has offices in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, and offers all aspects of architectural services as well having a dedicated planning consultant undertaking work throughout Scotland and the UK.

At McWilliam Lippe Architects we pride ourselves at providing that personal care and attention to detail, treating every project as if it’s our own. With us you can be assured of a high-quality service from start to end.

Why Use McWilliam Lippe Architects?

Value for Money

Not only can McWLA provide value for money, but professional attention to detail will achieve value through the most efficient use of space, and the careful selection of materials and finishes. Environmental sensitivity, energy efficiency, low running and maintenance costs can all bring extra value to your project.


Whether you are looking for tradition or innovation, boldness or understatement, we can transform your project out of the ordinary. Anyone can build a shelter; it takes a professional designer to make a masterpiece.

We use our Technical Knowledge and most recent computer aided design software to ensure designs for buildings are both usable and practical.

Stress Free

They say moving house is one of the most stressful tasks in life… imagine building a house! We will guide you through the complex procedures of planning permission, building regulations and will monitor works being carried out. They will allow you to be involved as little or as much as you would like.

A Client Centred Service

Producing a set of drawings is the common misconception that people think architectural designers do – in fact this is just a small snippet of the work carried out. We are present through every stage of the design and build process, from helping you develop your brief and decide what YOU really want, all the way through to final nail. We will monitor the construction of the building and overcome any problems encountered.

The Brief

At the beginning of the project, its purpose and intentions, together with its schedule of accommodation, site and budget are formed into what is known as the brief. If you do not have a pre-formed brief we can develop this with you. It should be as thorough as possible to help avoid problems later.

Client relationship

The most successful projects are those which proceed in an atmosphere of understanding and mutual trust. The whole team at McWLA, led by Ross, pride ourselves on our client relationships, reflected in the fact that 90% of our new enquiries come from word of mouth recommendations.