About Us

Find out more about the team at Crawfords.
John Crawford

John D Crawford

John is the founder of the Company which he started 1983 and has since grown the practice into what it is today. His passion and relationship with clients contributes greatly to the success of the practice.

Away from the business John has been associated with Montrose FC since he was a boy and became Chairman of the club in 2017, in which was a very proud achievement for the family.

Kevin Crawford

Kevin Crawford

Kevin has worked full time in the family business for 12 years having graduated from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

Passion, Drive and Ambition are all factors that Kevin brings to the business, becoming a Director of the company in 2014.

Away from the office, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family – his two wee boys always keeping him entertained along with his passion for Montrose FC and following the National Team.

David Paton
Part 2 Architectural Assistant / Senior Technician

David R Paton

David has worked at Crawfords since his year out placement from RGU where he studied Architecture.  Following his Masters degree he returned to work full time for us and has been with us now for 10 years.

David is chairman of Montrose Music Festival and also founded the Montrose Playhouse Project which aims to bring a cinema and arts centre to the town  in 2014, David was voted Citizen of the year for his work on these two projects.

Although David does not have a huge amount of spare time on his hands he enjoys going to the cinema, theatre and cooking.

Architectural Technician

Iain Anderson

Iain has worked at John D Crawford’s for over 2 and half years, he has over 15 years experience in the Architecture & Construction Industry. Iain studied at the Kingsway Technical College and at Abertay University in Dundee.

Iain has worked on a number of large scale projects throughout his career, working to a client base that has varied from UK wide chain Superstores to Golf & Racecourse Leisure facilities. He has extensive experience working in the Industrial and Pharmaceutical sectors but equally enjoys working with domestic clients and helping them achieve their Project goals.

Out with work Iain enjoys watching and playing football, he is a passionate music fan enjoying gigs and concerts when he can. Iain also enjoys art and has created & sold his own abstract artwork.

Ross Greig
Architectural Technician

Ross Greig

Ross has worked at Crawford’s for the last seven months, having previously worked full time for over two years at various sized practices across Scotland. Ross gained a BSc Hons in Architectural Technology from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

Ross has gained a wide range of experience throughout the practices he has worked at from multi-million pound schools, office developments and residential development to smaller domestic size projects.

During Ross’s spare time he enjoys attending football matches and keeping fit in the gym.

Gill Cameron

Gill Cameron

Gill has worked at John D Crawford’s for over 20 years and in this time has witnessed many changes within the firm including the progression from drawing boards to computers, moving to larger premises in 2006 and an increase in the number of staff members. Gill now works for us part time and shares the office administration duties with Lynne Whyte.

During her spare time Gill enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, music, gardening, reading and going for walks.


Lynne Whyte

Lynne has worked at John D Crawford’s for nearly 1.5 years, having previous worked in the oil and gas sector as a crewing co-ordinator and within a college environment as a government funded programme administrator role.

During her spare time Lynne enjoys having quality time with her family, socialising and going to the gym.


John Crawford launched his Architectural Services Practice in 1987 in his home town of Montrose because he wanted the responsibility and satisfaction of running his own business. It was the natural progression in a lifetime’s involvement in the building industry which started with holiday work in his father’s joinery and contracting firm. With an eye for visualising the completed job it gave him the opportunity to develop his own ideas about design.


Supported by a team of four practice technicians and two admin staff, John maintains a very hands-on supervision of everything that happens at the drawing board.


Much of our work comes from Tayside and Aberdeenshire and the Practice has considerable experience in all types of architecture from residential, commercial & industrial projects.


Our team at Crawford have an instinctive sympathy with existing buildings and their treatment in respect for their qualities, particularly of older buildings, which might be seen as traditionalist and conservative but we are always seeking modern solutions and sustainable new materials to provide cost effective results for clients.


Each job is treated on its own merits. The challenge is often, to work around existing walls, or anticipate how existing supports can assume new functions – and visualise how it will look and perform on completion.
Success of this kind depends upon teamwork and John is quick to commend his own team, but he stresses the importance of working in harmony with clients and their other professional consultants, and with their contractors.