Andrew McNair wins the BCO NextGen Rising Star Scotland Award

Congratulations to Andrew McNair who won the NextGen Rising Star Scotland award at the 2022 BCO NextGen awards ceremony last night. This award celebrates the outstanding contribution of someone under 35 to the office sector in the region.

Andrew has worked with Atelier Ten for the past seven years, starting as a senior electrical engineer he has worked his way up to Associate Director, an incredible achievement which is testament to his work ethic, stakeholder engagement skills, innovative and future thinking engineering design.

Andrew is a thought leader and has worked on many of Scotland’s iconic buildings including 177 Bothwell Street, previous BCO Regional winner KPMG Glasgow and Edinburgh fit outs as well as BCO National winner Registers of Scotland. Implementing several ‘firsts’ in design he achieved the first WiredScore Platinum accreditation in Scotland for 177 Bothwell Street, the first WELL registered Gold Certification for 33 Cadogan Street, the first Seasonal Affective Disorder Lighting for Registers of Scotland, the first BREEAM Excellent for fit out for KPMG Glasgow and the first SmartScore registered building for 150 St Vincent Street. Andrew is always looking to make buildings work better and smarter.

As well as innovative engineering Andrew has developed project management skills, juggling an incredibly busy workload whilst ensuring that a high level of quality is retained. He is currently project managing and delivering over a million square feet of office space and to further develop his organisational skills leads the resourcing for Atelier Ten’s Glasgow and Edinburgh offices. An integral part to the Atelier Ten team, Andrew is a role model to our graduates and offers mentorship, having weekly meetings with our current graduates to develop their skills and give insight to how a project is managed and delivered, how challenges are assessed and overcome and client and design team management. He is also runs end of project presentations to the wider Atelier Ten team to knowledge share with our various disciplines.

We are delighted for Andrew and congratulate all the other nominees and winners.