Practice Principal

Ruairidh hails from Tolsta on the Isle of Lewis. In 2007 he moved to Glasgow due to his interest in the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Later he spent time studying in Barcelona, due to his fascination of the works of Enric Miralles, undertaking an Erasmus exchange at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès. He graduated from the University of Strathclyde School of Architecture with a Masters degree in Advanced Architectural Design (with distinction). Ruairidh has worked in private practice in the Hebrides, Glasgow and Barcelona during his training and beyond before establishing BARD. This was set up following competition success with the Scottish Scenic Routes initiative for the Scottish Government. Sloc nan Sìtheanach is now built and operational following winning the first pilot project for Loch Lubnaig. Further competition success was delivered with a High Commendation for Na Crìochan scheme for Corgarff. BARD also undertakes modest projects for a range of private clients. Woking in private practice both in the Isle of Lewis, Glasgow and Barcelona I have been exposed to a wide variety of project typologies from bespoke houses, international competitions in China as well as conservation and restoration projects. Since 2014, he has tutored a unit in the 2nd year studio at the Strathclyde School of Architecture, and a 4th year unit since 2017. Tutoring, academic work and concern for key works of interest provide a strong compliment for Ruairidh’s work, and enhances the output of BARD.

Ruairidh C. Moir

 Photography by Alexander James @vlexjames