Neil Gillespie joined Reiach and Hall in 1978, becoming a director in 1987. He has been design director and chairman of Reiach & Hall Architects since 1999 and in that time has led a number of high profile projects. Neil has been a design critic at many architecture schools across the UK and lectures extensively, both on architectural theory and practice in the UK and internationally. In addition to his practice and teaching commitments Neil is an Academician of the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), he has been a member of the RIBA Honours Committee. Neil currently sits on the National RIBA Awards Committee and has been a member of the Scottish Arts Council Capital Lottery Funding Committee; a Trustee of the Scottish Sculpture Trust; a board member of the Edinburgh Film Theatre and the Lighthouse, Glasgow; a participant in the City of Edinburgh Design Review Committee, as well as being architectural advisor to the University of Edinburgh. Neil co-founded ‘Sleeper’ with Prof. Alan Johnston in 2000, a gallery space that exhibited national and international artists and has worked closely with a number of artists throughout his career. Neil was awarded OBE for Services to Architecture in the Queen’s Honours List, in 2011.