Director: Peter Farmer


Practice History

3DReid is the merger of REID architecture with 3D Architects in the summer of 2007. The resultant combination of both successful organisations is a practice which can provide a high level of expertise and service to its clients across a wide range of sectors.

3D Architects was an Architects Journal Top 100 practice established in 1989. It had over 180 architects and staff in its Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and London offices. The practice operated in a range of private and public sectors including office, retail, residential, hospitality, industrial, distribution, health and education at all levels from complex urban regeneration to stand-alone developments. Projects included a major retail and office development on Edinburgh’s famous Princes Street within the World Heritage Site, a large scale mixed use neighbourhood centre in the Forth Quarter, Edinburgh and the Clackmannanshire and Borders Schools PPP programmes.

REID architecture was established in 1979. It operates from its Birmingham, Glasgow, and London offices designing a wide range of projects in the airport, office, retail, residential, leisure, industrial and distribution, and urban design sectors. It is a highly research focussed practice and employs its unique ‘Knowledge Design‘ approach to architectural design. It has recently won a string of awards culminating in an RIBA Award for its Farnborough Air terminal building.

3DReid is ranked 7th biggest architectural practice in the UK*.

Practice details

3DReid is one of the UK’s largest and most successful practices providing a high level of expertise and service to its clients across a wide range of sectors:

Airports, Retail, Office, Industrial, Distribution, Residential, Hospitality, Health, Education, Urban Design, Sports & Culture

In addition to architecture and design, we have skills in interior design, conservation, masterplanning, sustainability and partnerships.

3DReid has a combined workforce in excess of 200 people, with offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Manchester. This has created a strong organisation in its geographical spread, design talent, depth of resources and range of knowledge and expertise. The scale, capability and sophistication of the new practice enables us to design and deliver innovative and value adding solutions on a wide range of projects up to the largest size and greatest complexity throughout the UK and internationally.

*Architects Journal – AJ100 Ranking 2011


Architecture is our passion. A passion which carries great responsibility; responsibility for the legacy of our past and for our future – across economies, societies and our shared environment. 3DReid have the vision, knowledge and resources to create exceptional buildings with integrity, inspiration and personality. We set out with a sense of purpose to create a body of work that reflects and responds to the needs of society.

We employ some of the best and most creative thinkers in the industry. Our business will always reflect their clear, dynamic thinking. We invest in the accumulation of knowledge, research and expertise across all sectors. We explore and use new material technologies and environmental strategies in support of the design process; consistently testing the boundaries of convention, responding to society in an ethical and sustainable manner.

We believe that sharing and retaining knowledge, expertise and experience is fundamental to our inclusive approach. We trust and learn from each other, working in partnership with our clients, communities and fellow consultants. We are driven by the belief that by working together we can achieve even better solutions.

Strength of delivery and careful commercial management have been and shall remain key to our success. We do not just create beautiful concepts, we deliver beautiful buildings. Through strong project management and the completion of award winning projects spanning more than two decades we have testament to our surety. Our awards and repeat commissions speak for themselves.