David Narro Associates are delighted to have won the Employee Owned Company of the Year Award at this year’s WeDO Scotland Awards ceremony, held at Edinburgh’s Kimpton Hotel.
The annual EAA Awards were announced last Thursday, 28th October, and we’re absolutely delighted to have provided engineering consultancy and design services to three of the overall category winners!
Few credible scientists now seriously question the reality of man-made climate change and the devastating impact it’s having on our world. According to the recent UN report ‘United in Science 2021’ we’ve already reached a tipping point in the fight to protect the planet for future generations. The COVID 19 pandemic caused a slight slowdown as the world ground to a halt for several months, but that slowdown has been rapidly caught up, with greenhouse gases, including CO2, containing to increase. There’s little indication of a greener recovery.
We’re very pleased to announce that several members of the DNA team have recently completed qualifications - a fantastic achievement at any time, but particularly impressive given the disruption over the past 18 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We’re delighted to add our name to the Engineers Declare petition. Our planet is facing an environmental crisis, and we’re committed to taking positive action and doing our part to help tackle the issue.
As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability and reducing environmental impact through our engineering work, DNA has recently joined the Passivhaus Trust. The Trust, an independent non-profit organisation in the UK, aims to promote the adoption of the Passivhaus standard and methodology in construction, engineering, and design.
We’re very proud to have a diverse team of engineers here at DNA across our five offices and today we’re delighted to join in the celebrations for International Women in Engineering Day 2021, helping raise awareness of the incredible opportunities available to women across all STEM disciplines.
The nominees for this year’s Scottish Design Awards have recently been announced and we’re thrilled that several projects we’ve been involved with providing engineering support have been included.
We had hoped, like everyone else, that last year would be the only birthday we would have to spend in lockdown. Unfortunately it hasn’t quite worked out that way and like so many others, we have found ourselves spending another one under restrictions. Even though we can’t celebrate the way we would have liked, it’s been 35 years since David Narro set up the Practice and we certainly couldn’t just let the occasion pass by!
We have a number of roles available across our offices.
Structural and Civil Engineering consultancy continues expansion with moves to larger premises in Glasgow and Inverness.
Having established the company more than 30 years ago, David Narro made the decision earlier this year to step down as Chairman of David Narro Associates. He will however continue to work with us as a consultant. David’s knowledge and expertise are invaluable, and we are glad to still have him on board as part of the team.
We are very excited to be sponsoring the Ambassador Award at this year's EAA Award, and we are delighted to announce we are on the shortlist for no less than 4 projects!
Our Developments brochure introduces some of the developments we are currently involved with.
In our newly developed residential brochure we showcase some of the wonderful residences we have had the opportunity to work on.
Once again we are delighted that a significant number of our projects have been acknowledged at the 2019 design awards. We are privileged to work with teams that share the vision of producing exemplary buildings.
The Engine Shed, opened on 3rd July 2017, provides Historic Environment Scotland with a centre to promote learning and engagement with the built heritage. Built as part of the Forthside army base at the turn of the 19th century, the shed was left redundant when the army base closed in the 1990’s. Finally rescued by HES, The Engine Shed, a RIAS Award Winner 2018, is an excellent example of conservation and the adaptation of an historic building for contemporary use.
The Mackintosh at the Willow has has received a fair amount of press coverage recently with the latest accolade given to the founder and entrepreneur, Kate Cranston, who now features on the new RBS £20 note. We were delighted to be involved in the restoration of the structural integrity of these tea rooms.
We have been almost overwhelmed with the number of wonderful projects that we have been involved in, which have been shortlisted for, commended and won awards in the 2018 awards season. We are thankful that we continue to be given the opportunity to work with exemplary teams.
On the 1st July 2017, Ben Adam became the first employee to succeed David in the role of Managing Director. After 31 sucessful years as Managing Director of the firm that he established, David will retain his role as Chairman, of a now fully fledged employee owned organisation.
With increasing opportunities in the North of Scotland we are delighted to announce the opening of our new Highland office based in Forres. The office is headed by Mark Hepburn, an Associate and established member of our team.
Multi award winning Scottish structural and civil engineering firm, David Narro Associates, becomes employee owned.
The Royal and Ancient first established a museum in 1989 on a site immediately to the rear of their famous Clubhouse. The original building was single storey with a roof mostly covered by an extension of, 'The Scores', an area of open grass between the town and the sea shore. Completed in June 2015 the new, striking, exposed rigid frame steel structure with double cantilevers now provides great views of the west sands and the 1st tee of the Old Course.
Two of our projects won awards at the RIAS Awards 2013. This private house in Lenzie with Cameron Webster Architects was one of the winners. This reworking of a modern 1970s house creates a new relationship with the building's site and required extensive structural remodelling and alteration, with crisp detailing to achieve the architectural aesthetic.