Having established the company more than 30 years ago, David Narro made the decision earlier this year to step down as Chairman of Narro. He will however continue to work with us as a consultant. David’s knowledge and expertise are invaluable, and we are glad to still have him on board as part of the team.
Favourite projects of David’s are just too many to mention, but he has selected three:
The National Museum, Edinburgh – The Category A – listed Royal Museum building on Chambers Street in Edinburgh is one of the finest examples of a purpose-built Victorian museum building in Britain. David was heavily involved in design proposals from masterplan through to completion. He advised on what could be done at the museum and made sure it happened, including complicated engineering solutions – that some thought were impossible.
Duncan House private house new build, single-storey villa built in an existing walled garden, designed by David with a structure that seemed impossible to achieve. Beautifully detailed, carefully considered house with a slender floating roof over glass to the south and west walls of the living area, a timber drum forming a study to the north east and an adjoining bedroom block to the east.
Logie Schoolhouse – Category ‘A’ Listed as a rare example of vernacular earth construction; the partially collapsed building was carefully restored in an 18-month project.
Received the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage at the Europa Nostra Award in 2009, regarded as one of the highest accolades in building conservation in Europe and also won the RICS Building Conservation Award.