Alexander McInnes Gardner established the practice in 1910 with commissions for headquarter buildings for Banks + Insurance.
1934-68 the practice established a worldwide reputation for fitting-out of ships, the worlds best known ocean liners; Queen Mary, Mauritania, Queen Elizabeth, Canberra, and the Royal Yacht Britannia.
1970-90 expertise shifted to Leisure and Commercial sectors (many Public Houses and Hotels) and the emerging North Sea Oil industry, including Shell's headquarters in Aberdeen (phases 1 to 5).
1990 to date - the Practice continues with a young and motivated team and maintains the firms long-standing reputation for professionalism and excellence in Design. Principal activities remain in the Commercial + Industrial sectors, however recent TV exposure on Grand Designs has seen increased commissions for one-off luxury-homes.