Our mission: to design buildings that have a positive influence on the way our clients live, work, and play.

We believe architecture and interior design should start with you and what you want to do with your space. We can help you rethink your everyday experiences at home or at work, look at ways to enhance them, and provide for the extraordinary too.

We have a reputation for providing the highest standard of care over the design of our buildings, and an exemplary level of service to our clients.

We continue to participate in architectural debate and research through teaching, writing, exhibition, and presentation.

ZONE Architects is run by partners David Jamieson and Suzanne Ewing.

David Jamieson


David trained at Edinburgh College of Art and then Kingston University in South London. He qualified as an architect in 1993. Since then he has worked in Bombay, London, and, for the last 15 years, in Edinburgh.

David has extensive experience of many building types and construction technologies. He was Project Architect and Senior Designer for the award-winning Edinburgh Dental Institute whilst working for Lewis and Hickey Architects.

Between 1999 and 2001 he was Senior Designer with Hackland + Dore Architects, and in 2002 he set up ZONE Architects with Suzanne Ewing.

David was a design tutor at the University of Newcastle between 1998 and 2002, and has since been a visiting design critic at the University of Edinburgh.

David is highly knowledgeable about energy use in houses and is registered to self certify Section 6 of the Scottish Building Standards which deals with the energy use of domestic buildings.  He is also an accredited conservation architect under scheme operated by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

David is Convener of the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards.

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Suzanne Ewing

MA DipArch ARB reg

Suzanne studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and qualified in 1995. Since then she has worked in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Suzanne has a wide range of experience including refurbishment, new build and public realm projects. In 2002 she set up ZONE Architects with David Jamieson.

Since 1998 Suzanne has combined her design work with teaching and research. Until 2002 she was a lecturer in architecture for the University of Newcastle, and currently Suzanne is Head of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) and a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Theory.

Suzanne is on the steering group of the AHRA (Architectural Humanities Research Association) and actively contributes to debates on architecture, education and research.

She has been an invited guest critic, design workshop leader and external examiner at various European schools of architecture.

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