Set up by Colin Begley in 2012; HUS is an architectural design practice based in Orkney, offering a range of integrated architectural design services to Residential and Retail/Commercial clients.

With a firm belief that good design plays an essential part in successful communities and companies, HUS specialises in design-led projects for like minded clients.

Drawing on extensive experience in Architectural, Interior and Architectural Lighting Design practice both within the UK and internationally, including Australia, and Australasia, HUS can assist with the following:


  • Design Development, Drawings and Documentation
  • Planning, Building Warrant and Listed Building Consent Applications
  • Residential New-Builds, Renovations, Conversions and Extensions
  • Retail, Commercial and Hospitality projects
  • Architectural Design, Interior Design and Lighting Design Services


Born in Orkney, I am passionate that we can all do more to encourage good design practice and in so doing, do our part to contribute to a vibrant and healthy environment and community.

I believe strongly that design should be accessible to every project, regardless of scale, and can add value to projects of any budget.  I encourage clients with a small budget to engage in the design process as a means of maximising the end results.

I believe that Architecture should be rooted in local culture, tradition and materials, but should also be combined with new ideas to encourage a forward-looking and ‘living’ architectural tradition.

Good Architectural design strengthens our sense of identity and culture, visually improves our landscapes and towns, promotes tourism, business and a healthy community, enlivens lives and places.

HUS (hoose!), is so named in recognition of local culture and a Nordic architectural heritage and aims to provide a clear and appropriate Architecture for Orkney, Shetland and the North of Scotland.


To discuss your project requirements, email me or call me on 07900 386 945……