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Expert Profile

Euan Geddes

Euan Geddes

Technical Expert

BSc (Hons)
Asia Pacific
United Kingdom


  • Chartered Architect
  • Over 30 years’ experience
  • Accredited by both RIBA and RIAs as an expert witness
  • Experienced at all stages of the architectural process
  • Cross examined in the TCC


Euan has over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Architect specialising in commercial, retail, residential and industrial work. He is accredited by both the RIBA and RIAS as an expert witness and has experience in the preparation of expert reports for use in various forums, including adjudication, mediation and litigation. Euan has testified in the High Court (TCC) and has actively participated in mediations.

Euan was the director of a commercial architectural practice for over 17 years and has extensive experience as a job-running architect, responsible for the design and delivery of commissions throughout the UK. His experience covers all the RIBA Plan-of-Work stages, including architectural appointments, feasibility studies, scheme designs, statutory approvals, production information, detailed specification and report writing. Euan has acted as lead consultant and contract administrator throughout his career and is well acquainted with a variety of procurement routes.

Additionally, Euan is experienced in developing work packages for specialist architectural elements including envelope works such as stonework, metal cladding, rainscreen cladding, timber cladding, render, standing seam roofing, single ply roofing, brise soleil, windows, rooflights and curtain walling. He has experience of developing technical details and NBS specifications as a job-running architect.

Euan has completed an LLM course in Construction Law and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He sits on the Contracts Committee of the RIAS where he also provides practice support to members through RIAS Practice Services. He is the immediate Past Chair of the Scottish Building Contracts Committee (SBCC), a Director of the Architects’ Professional Examination Authority in Scotland (APEAS) and an Inquirer for the Architects Registration Board (ARB). He is also a past Director of the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT). Euan has also lectured on Building Regulations at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Dundee.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • The Technology and Construction Court
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation

“I was impressed by Euan’s independence, firm views based on clear understanding of his subject matter and ability to defend his position under stringent questioning, all in good spirits.”

“[The client] is very happy with the result and we certainly couldn’t have got there without your dedication to this case! [The client] is very appreciative of everything you have done.”