Groves-Raines Architects

Kristin Hannesdottir

Kristin has practised architecture with her husband Nicholas Groves-Raines since 1972. The growth and reputation of the firm has been based upon the demands for excellence in design, and an on-going dedication to the conservation of our heritage. Together, they have restored some fourteen listed properties themselves, amongst them three A Listed 16/17 century fortified houses. Architectural awards include the Europa Nostra Silver Medal, European Architectural Heritage Award, Civic Trust Award, Regeneration of Scotland Award, Saltire Society Award, Royal Institute of British Architects Regional Award, the Edinburgh Architectural Association and many other commendations. During 6 years at Edinburgh College of Art and from July 1999 Kristin divided her time between painting and architecture, becoming a director of GRA in 1996.

During studying and since graduating Kristin has taken part in various exhibitions in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Crieff, London and Manchester. Her paintings are in private collections in Iceland, the Faeroes, France, Austria, Eire, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.

Nicholas Groves-Raines
Dr. J Stewart Stirling
Tim Taylor
Zoe Alston
Gavin McNab
Stephen Copp
Sarah Gurry
Nikki Jowett
Natasha Huq
Marie Murphy
Edward Eastham
Niall McAleenan
John Robson
Catriona Wright
Agnė Jagėlaitė