About Us

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

13 Architect believe that good design is for everyone.

We have a passion for creating high quality bespoke architecture with a focus on robust detailing and experiential quality.

Sustainable design is not a choice but a necessity. We believe that true sustainability comes from design and detailing that stand the test of time. Standards are in place as a base level. As designers we must strive to go beyond these  in order to achieve a built environment that will allow us all to thrive.


13 Architect was founded by Mohsen Najafian in 2019.

Mohsen studied architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art graduating with a Bachelors of Architecture in 2010. Going onto attain a Masters of Architecture from the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in 2013.

This education has helped in attaining a wealth of practical experience. In 2010 Mohsen spent a short time at McLean Architects in Glasgow before moving to Copenhagen to work with Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter in 2011. Working on several high profile competitions has afforded him a unique and progressive design ethos.

Mohsen joined ZM Architecture in 2014 where he spent five years in practice. This time at ZM offered a range of projects from complex residential - including conversions of listed structures and working to the Scottish Government's Silver Active Sustainability Level. As well as leisure, office, education, commercial and exhibition; including the state of the art Tennent’s Story Visitor Centre in the world famous Wellpark Brewery on Duke Street.

13 Architect are currently working on a series of projects including two luxury residences. The first an extensive refurbishment of a 'B' listed house. The other a cross laminated timber new build house set within a mature woodland. Both projects are due to commence on site this Spring. Progress pictures will be uploaded in due course.