New Practice

Duncan Bain

Duncan Bain


Duncan Bain

Duncan is an Associate - his specialism is Design.

Duncan joined the team in 2013, initially part-time whilst undertaking an MPhil in Architecture, and working part time at Architecture & Design Scotland. Duncan is a First Class graduate of Architecture at the Edinburgh School of Art, and gained Part I experience working at Richard Murphy Architects.

At New Practice Duncan leads on a wide range of projects. These range from digital engagement programmes, through to built design projects, and public facilitation. Duncan is skilled at working with fabricators and contractors, devising intelligent solutions to design challenges, and placing an understanding of craft of creating new spaces at the heart of our practice.

Duncan has a particular interest in ways in which new technology can be used as a tool to better engage people in the built environment. 

Within his MPhil thesis, he studied approaches of open source technology, and how these are being applied within the field of architecture - with an interest in the potential for these ideas to democratise the development of places. 

“Outside of New Practice, I work with Missing Maps, a global citizen science project, allowing volunteers to help map vulnerable places around the world, and feed in to the on-the-ground work of humanitarian organisation.”