Gareth was born in 1967 in Edinburgh and attended George Watson’s College. He trained as an architect at the Glasgow School of Art under Andy MacMillan and Isi Metzstein, where his final two years brought him an opportunity of six months exchange in Florence – a place he forever felt at home in.
Before setting up his own practice, Gareth spent six years in London as an associate with Penoyre and Prasad, working on a number of health, community and arts projects. His work with the firm included the Visitors' Centre at H.M. Prison Belmarsh, for the Tudor Trust.
Gareth returned to Scotland in 1998 and established Gareth Hoskins Architects. Through a series of major competition wins he built one of the leading design practices in the UK, producing innovative, award-winning buildings and environments.
As a leading figure in the UK architectural industry, Gareth was in much demand as a speaker at architectural conferences, and as a contributor to a number of publications and architectural policy documents. He was an advisor to the Royal Institute of British Architects, a design panel member of the Scottish Government’s Architecture and Design Scotland design watchdog; and between 2006 and 2010 held the post of the Scottish Government’s National Healthcare Design Champion.
Gareth won UK Young Architect of the Year in 2000, UK Architect of the Year in 2006, and in 2008 was named in the number one spot in Architecture Scotland’s Power 100, listing the most in influential people in the industry. In the same year Gareth was awarded the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award in the Arts Category – the first time an Architect has received this award, and was made a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. In 2009 Gareth was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy. In January 2010, Gareth was awarded an OBE for Services to Architecture in the New Year’s Honour List.
In January of 2016, Gareth died suddenly, bringing to an abrupt end a developing career that promised to deliver so much more.
Thomas studied Architecture at Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany and worked in a number of German architectural practices before moving to Glasgow in 2000 to study for a Master’s degree at the University of Strathclyde. He was awarded the City of Glasgow Silver Medal for Architecture and the Glasgow Institute of Architects Student Award before joining Hoskins Architects in 2001.
Thomas has worked in the Glasgow office for 10 years on many of the practice’s high profile jobs on very sensitive sites. He has extensive skills in computer modelling and has been instrumental in developing new and innovative systems on both the design and administration side of the practice, and this lateral yet creative approach is evident in his design work.
Returning to his native Germany in 2010 with partner Gabriele, the pair set up the practice’s Berlin office and both were promoted to company directors in 2013.
Gabriele was born and raised in Germany, and studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, gaining her Masters in Architecture in 2003. The same year she joined Hoskins Architects and worked on a variety of projects including many of the firm’s important award winning schemes such as Mareel Cinema and Music Venue, Lerwick, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre and the Bridge Arts Centre, Glasgow.
In 2010 Gabriele returned to Germany to set up the Berlin branch of the practice with her partner Thomas, and joining the board of Hoskins Architects as a director in 2013.
As director of the Berlin office Gabriele is responsible for all aspects of managing the business, which has quickly grown within the first year to a team of 7 architects. In addition to this Gabriele continues to use her creative talents in leading projects such as the redevelopment of the Berlin State Library and working on the redevelopment of the World Museum in Vienna, Austria.