Douglas Nicholson

Chartered Architect / Director

B.Arch (Hons) M.Arch RIBA RIAS ARB

Dougie registered as an architect in 1994 having obtained Honours and Masters degrees at the University of Glasgow’s prestigious Mackintosh School of Architecture. He is a former director of Canata and Seggie Chartered Architects having previously been design director of a Glasgow shopfitting company.

Dougie has wide experience in residential and domestic fields including flatted development and public housing. In addition, he is experienced in commercial and public development including retail, leisure, industrial and healthcare works. He is committed to the promotion of ethics in practice.

Dougie is a keen cyclist and is a former national cycling champion and record holder. In addition, he enjoys hillwalking and traveling with wife Carolynne, landscape photography and painting.


Paul McShane

Chartered Architect / Director


Paul has been a registered architect for 16 years and holds an Honours degree and a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Strathclyde. Prior to a directorship with Canata and Seggie Chartered Architects, Paul worked for a number of large Glasgow firms and ran his own successful practice for 4 years.

Paul is passionate about building good working relationships and promoting good quality design to clients in all sectors. His areas of expertise include residential and domestic work, residential care homes and offices. His specialisms include detailing and 3-d modelling.

Paul enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and young family. He is a keen musician, playing guitar in a number of local bands. He also enjoys art, movies, hillwalking, travel and good food.


Nicola Falconer-Bell

Chartered Architect / Associate

B.Sc (Hons) M.Arch RIBA RIAS ARB

Nicola studied at the University of Strathclyde where she obtained an Honours degree and a postgraduate Masters degree with Merit. Nicola registered as an architect in 2018 and became an Associate in the practice in 2022.

Nicola has experience in a wide variety of project types including domestic, leisure and industrial. Nicola’s particular interests are in conservation architecture and contemporary
design. Nicola is organised and motivated, and brings high levels of design flair to every one of her projects.

In her free time, Nicola enjoys a number of outdoor activities including running and hillwalking (with over 100 Munros completed and counting).


Linzi Suttie


B.Sc (Hons) P.G.DIP ARB

Linzi has been registered as an architect since 2003 and holds an Honours degree and Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Strathclyde. Linzi has worked for a number of Glasgow architects practices including undertaking secondment posts in London and Birmingham. In addition, Linzi has experience working in Local Government where she gained experience in a number of sectors including Commercial, Healthcare, Transport & Infrastructure and Education.

Linzi enjoys spending time with her husband James and her young sons and enjoys swimming and Crossfit in her leisure time.


Lucy Gray


B.Sc (Hons) P.G.DIP ARB

Lucy studied at the University of Glasgow’s Mackintosh School of Architecture where she obtained a Bachelor of Architecture degree. She continued her studies at the University of Strathclyde and gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Advance Architectural Design in 2014. Lucy worked as an assistant architect in Inverclyde for 7 years before sitting the RIBA Part 3 examination and registered as an architect in 2022.

Lucy is highly experienced in domestic work and in addition has particular interests in listed buildings and urban design.

Lucy enjoys spending time with her partner Chris, travelling, attending music events and going on walks with her dog Tobi.