More about us
At giraffe we work closely with you to fully understand the aspirations for your project, and provide a solution individual to your requirements. We have the design skills to help you see the opportunities to make fantastic improvements to your home, even on the lowest budget. At giraffe we offer a fixed fee service so you know from the outset what the costs will be.
While architecture has been our focus, we are passionate about all aspects of design, and provide a variety of design services, including bespoke furniture, graphic design and wedding stationary.
RAYMOND FARQUHAR PGDip Arch
Before founding giraffe Raymond worked in a variety of architectural positions ranging from small architects studios to large national practices. During this time he gained experience working across a broad range of sectors - including high-end hotels, residential, commercial, retail and Industrial, with projects ranging from one off bespoke developments to multi million pound schemes. In recent years he had adopted a more hands on approach to design, undertaking full home refurbishments, with bespoke handmade and upcycled furniture projects.
Post Graduate Diploma (PgDip) Architecture, University of Strathclyde (awarded the N-Morcos-Asaad Prize for excellence in design)
NALA (no formal education)
Nala's main roles include sleeping, eating and general moping about. She is an effective provider of stress relief (mostly) and forces Raymond to get away from his desk and get some fresh air and excercise.
Can perform a number of impressive tricks, but lacks enthusiasm.
At giraffe we pride ourselves on our personal approach and client satisfaction. Here are just a few comments:
"We were really impressed by the professional approach that Raymond had from our initial meeting. He was very honest about the whole process, highlighting areas of concern and providing solutions that not only satifised our needs, but actually improved on what we hoped to achieve. We would definitely use Giraffe Architecture for any work we do in the future". - Fiona Angus (Stirling)
"Raymond is an extremely professional person, who has delivered an outstanding project on more than one occassion. I would recommend his work every time. Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value."
- Liam Ward (Derry NI)
"Giraffe Architecture provides an excellent professional service. Always helpful with understandable explanations given as required, combined with accurate drawings and a value for money service means that I will certainly use the service again and recommend it to colleagues and friends." - Lin Collis (Inverkeithing)
"Thank you for all your good work and services to date which I can only describe as being thoroughly professional and of very high quality".
- Fraser Allan (Clackmannanshire)
"We have used Giraffe Architecture for a couple of projects and have always been extremely impressed by the quality of service, provided within the timescales given, or better. Raymond takes real pride in his work which is evident in everything he has done for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services to others."
- Rebecca Duncan (Aberdeenshire)