Reiach and Hall
Lyle Chrystie BSc BArch (Hons) RIBA FRIAS studied architecture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee under Professor Jimmy Paul, graduating in 1992. He joined Reiach and Hall Architects as a newly qualified architect in 1995 and was appointed as a director in 2003.
Key projects where Lyle has been design leader include the City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus (Stirling Prize Shortlist 2016, BCIA Award 2016), The Bridge for Scottish Water (BCIA Sustainability Award 2014, RIBA National Award) and Dundee House for Dundee City Council (BCIA Award 2012, RIBA National Award).
Working across a diverse range of sectors including Health, Sport, Offices, Civic, Masterplanning, Refurbishment, Education, Arts and Residential and ranging in scale from a Maggies centre to major urban interventions, Reiach and Hall has forged a reputation as one of The UK’s leading architects practices. Placing an emphasis on a people centred approach to design, the practice puts the building users at the heart of their design thinking. Their work is imbued with an attitude to civic presence and place making that grounds each of their buildings to its own very specific place.
Lyle is a visiting tutor at the University of Strathclyde where he co-leads a unit in the honours year together with Brian McGinlay of McGinlayBell Architects. This year the unit is focusing on the civic responsibilities of public buildings in the post-industrial city.
He has been a visiting examiner, critic and guest lecturer at several schools of architecture and a judge for the British Council for Offices awards.
Lyle is a member of the RIBA and in 2014 was elected a fellow of the RIAS.