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Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival would not be possible without the support of our event sponsors. Glasgow Building Preservation trust is proud to work with such fantastic organisatons. 

The Arlington baths Club

Founded in 1870, the Arlington Baths Club is a welcoming and peaceful sanctuary for citizens of Glasgow, offering a relaxing getaway in the heart of the city.  Owned and run by members for members, this community organisation is the oldest surviving club of its kind in the world.  Run on a not for profit basis and recognised by HM Treasury as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC), the Category A listed historic Victorian bathing complex houses a 21m skylit swimming pool, a unique domed Turkish Suite, saunas, steam rooms, original free standing slipper baths and hot tubs, a stylish members lounge, and a bright state of the art gymnasium.

Our archive including membership rolls and memorabilia dating back 150 years is freely available to view in the Mitchell Library.  Membership is open to all.  The club regularly participates in the Annual Doors Open Days Festival, the Westend Festival and Bookweek Scotland.  In addition to welcoming visitors to our own artists exhibitions, we also recently hosted Lost Glasgow and Glasgow Coat of Arms exhibitions. We also welcome visitors at any time for free guided tours.

ARPL Architects

ARPL Architects is a well established practice based in Ayr. We specialise in conservation and have carried out work on some of the most sensitive Listed buildings and scheduled monuments in Scotland. We have directors with RIAS Advance Accreditation in conservation and Accreditation in Sustainable design. The award winning practice has been successful in a number of national and international competitions with designs for rejuvenation projects and new build design and recent recognition by the Glasgow Institute of Architects Portfolio Award for small practices and shortlisting for Civic Trust awards.

Assured 24

Assured 24 is a Glasgow based Facility Services company that provides competitively priced services. We supply Security, Cleaning, Building Maintenance & Pest Control services throughout Glasgow and Central Scotland. Since 2009 we have been providing the highest level of service for commercial/domestic clients and our reputation has always been supported very well by great customer testimonials. While our prices are reasonable, our quality of service is second to none; all our clients have immediate access to a decision maker 24hrs a day 7days a week.

David Narro Associates

David Narro Associates is an employee-owned Consulting Structural & Civil Engineering practice with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Stirling and Aberdeen. With over 35 years’ experience, motivation and a desire to extend the experience of the practice has led to expertise in all sectors including conservation, residential, commercial, industrial, hotel & leisure, community projects, education, health facilities and the public sector.

Projects include new builds, alterations and refurbishments, conservation of historic buildings and monuments, as well as landscape and townscape improvement works. We provide a professional and friendly service supported by experience, expertise, and the latest technology.

As a Practice, our engineers and technicians always take sustainability and energy efficiency into consideration. We aim to specify materials in our designs which can be locally sourced, are durable, and/or have minimal environmental impact in either their production or disposal.

Gardiner & Theobald

Gardiner & Theobald (G&T) is an independent construction and property consultancy delivering Cost Management, Project Management and Specialist Consultancy for the built environment. They are passionate about three things: delivering a truly world class service for clients, investing in the best people to deliver that service and remaining financially strong and independent. These are the pillars of the firm’s success and what sets them apart from others.

The firm is a market leader in the Arts, Heritage & Culture sector, having worked on a number of prestigious projects that are being showcased in the Glasgow Doors Open Festival. G&T cares about the impact it has on the world and the legacy it leaves behind – from championing the next generation of built environment professionals, to its commitment to working to the highest ethical standards – they are proud to set the benchmark for quality in this field.

Hypostyle Architects

Hypostyle is a UK practice that works across architectural disciplines. Formed in 1985, the firm has 36 staff working from offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Our experience encompasses the following sectors: residential, masterplanning, health, education, public, commercial, conservation, listed buildings, renovation, interiors, and industrial. Working in both the private and public sectors, we have long experience of delivering high value projects on time and to budget.

JM Architects

jmarchitects is an award-winning design practice, portraying a broad range of expertise in a variety of sectors with a network of studios in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and London. We champion design excellence and innovation; always striving to deliver creative, functional, sustainable and considered design solutions which satisfy, delight and inspire. Our talented staff are our strength, collaborating and evolving design approaches that respect the context and create economic and social value for our clients and the wider community.

jmarchitects provides design services in architecture, masterplanning, urban planning, interior design, 3D visualisation and sustainability to both private and public sector clients.

John Gilbert Architects

Our conservation and retrofit service offers new life for old buildings whatever their age, use or type. We work with you, the building and residents to provide buildings that have a new or improved function, look nicer, cost less to run and are fit for the 21st century.

We have a particular interest and expertise in low- energy refurbishments designed to minimise fuel bills. As we as incorporating renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions and fuel poverty, we’re retrofitting existing buildings to Passivhaus standard.

MAST Architects

We are an award winning architectural practice based in Glasgow. We offer a Director led approach, developing a partnering ethos throughout each and every project, recognising the importance of developing a strong relationship with all parties to ensure quality.
We adopt an innovative and pragmatic approach to design working closely with clients to achieve their aims and objectives, underpinned by our belief that people, place and community are at the heart of what we do.

We believe that all projects are unique and work to develop sustainable environments with a focus on creating a sense of place.
We aim to make a difference.


We are architects, researchers and collaborators celebrating 40 years in practice. Over the years we have earned a reputation for excellence in design and delivery, providing responsive solutions rooted in the needs and experience of local users and communities. We have an unwavering practice ethos: of being a creative community, united by a common purpose to design creatively, with integrity, and to make a difference.

We have a diverse portfolio of projects in new and established settings, and we thrive from working in existing historic settings to deliver creative adaptation.