paper igloo architecture and design

about us

We are a small flexible team who believe that fantastic architecture should permeate every aspect of your daily life.


Paper Igloo has two directors: Mhairi Grant and Martin McCrae. From 2004 Martin and Mhairi collaborated on private residential developments before co-founding Paper Igloo in 2006.

Mhairi Grant 

B. Arch, Dip. Arch, M. Arch, Architect, CEPH Designer

Educated at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, and with an exchange year at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the USA, Mhairi has previously worked in London for Clarke Kidwell Architects, Benson & Forsyth Architects, and Knott Architects on various projects from private residential commissions to international competitions.

Martin McCrae 

B. Arch (Hons), Dip. Arch, M. Arch                   

Also educated at the Mac in Glasgow, Martin also worked in several practices in Stirling and latterly in Hypostyle Architects in Glasgow, prior to co-founding Paper Igloo. His experience ranges from large new-build residential schemes to individual domestic projects, and includes extensive time spent on site.


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