About us

We are a team of friendly, experienced and talented creative designers who love what we do. We bring our enthusiasm and commitment to each project to deliver outcomes which exceed our clients’ expectations.

Studioarc was founded in 1994 to provide a specialised interpretive design service for the tourism and heritage sector. We have specialist skills in interpretation planning, research, copywriting and content development, and our dedicated team of designers provide an expert service in exhibition and interior design, graphic design, design of digital and interactive exhibits and project management.

Studioarc is proud to have Investors in People accreditation.

Our work wins awards

We are very proud of the awards our projects have won, and are privileged to work with inspiring clients and talented teams on a range of remarkable projects throughout Scotland and the UK. Ranging from Art Fund Museum of the Year to winning the Experiential Scottish Design Award or Best UK Heritage Attraction, we are thrilled to have played our part in these prestigious accolades.

Discover some of our awards below.

Scottish Design Awards 2024
Rangers Museum
Finalist

Museums + Heritage Awards
Permanent Exhibition of the Year 2024
Kilmartin Museum
Highly Commended

Scottish Thistle Awards
Best Visitor Attraction in West of Scotland 2022

The Devil’s Porridge Museum
Winner

Scottish Design Awards 2022
Provost Skene’s House
Finalist

RIAS Awards
Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland 2021

Aberdeen Art Gallery
Winner

RIBA Awards 2021
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Winner National Award

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Winner

Museums + Heritage Awards 2020
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Special Commendation

Scottish Design Awards 2020
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Special Commendation

Scottish Design Awards 2020
The National Wallace Monument
Finalist

Scottish Design Awards 2019
Mackintosh at the Willow
Finalist

RIBA Awards 2019
Mackintosh at the Willow
Winner National Award

RIAS Awards
Project of the Year 2019

Mackintosh at the Willow
Winner

RICS Awards 2019
Building Conservation

Mackintosh at the Willow
Winner

RIBA Regional Awards
Scottish Client of the Year 2019

Mackintosh at the Willow
Winner

Lux Magazine Awards
Best Local Heritage Experience 2019

Mackintosh at the Willow
Winner

RICS Awards
UK’s Best Building 2019

Mackintosh at the Willow
Special Commendation

Scottish Design Awards 2019
Rip it Up, National Museums Scotland
Finalist

Kids in Museums
UK’s Most Family Friendly Museum 2019

The Devil’s Porridge Museum
Finalist

DIA Awards
Interior Design Award Category 2018

Cambo Stables
Special Commendation

Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2018
Cambo Stables
Special Commendation

Scottish Thistle Awards
Best Heritage Tourism Experience in the West of Scotland 2018

The Devil’s Porridge Museum
Winner

Scottish Design Awards 2017
Inspiring Impressionism
Finalist

Scottish Design Awards 2016
Blitzed Brits, Imperial War Museum North
Winner

Scottish Thistle Awards
Best Visitor Attraction 2016
Rosslyn Chapel Visitor Centre
Winner

Scottish and Outdoor Leisure Awards
Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction 2016
Stirling Castle
Winner

RIAS Awards 2015
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Winner

Scottish Design Awards 2015
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Winner

British Travel Awards
Best UK Heritage Attraction 2015

Stirling Castle
Finalist

CIE UK Awards of Excellence 2014
Urquhart Castle
Winner

Scottish Design Awards 2014
Mary Queen of Scots, National Museums Scotland
Highly Commended

RICS Scotland Awards
Scotland Project of the Year 2013

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Winner

National Civic Trust Awards 2013
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Winner

Scottish Design Awards 2013
Rosslyn Chapel
Highly Commended

RIAS Awards 2013
Rosslyn Chapel
Highly Commended

SCALA Awards 2013
John Gray Centre, Haddington
Highly Commended

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2012
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Finalist

RIBA Awards 2012
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Winner

Scottish Design Awards 2012
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Winner

Scottish Thistle Awards
Best Visitor Attraction 2012

Stirling Castle Palace Project
Winner

Which? UK’s Best Tourism Attraction 2012
Stirling Castle
Winner

Tourism Innovation Awards 2012
Rosslyn Chapel Visitor Centre
Winner

Civic Trust Awards 2012
Fair Maid’s House, Perth
Special Commendation

Scottish Design Awards 2012
Rosslyn Chapel Visitor Centre
Special Commendation