architecture from the back of a van

icecream architecture was established in 2009 by Desmond Bernie and Sarah Frood after many years of collaborative work. It has been recognised as an innovative and forward thinking organisation within Scottish architecture and community design.

The practice has evolved from its grounding in design and it’s obsession with successful community consultation into a highly interactive think-tank for the promotion of ideas and their subsequent realisation. 

Successful projects include the public engagement for Glasgow City Council’s 50 year vision; development of the ‘Made in Stirling’ pop-up retail community for Stirling 

Creative Industries Forum and the delivery of the Olympics Legacy Initiative somewhereto_ across Scotland.

We have extensive experience in small, medium and large scale projects ranging from small scale events organisation to larger scale public design and project management.

I found Sarah and Des great to work with and they brought with them new and different ideas and approaches which defi nitely added value to the project. They fitted well into the project team and worked well with the lead consultants, producing a clear output as required by the brief. I would have no hesitation in employing them again and would be happy to recommend them to other organisations.
— Jane Harrison Department of Regeneration and Services Glasgow
Icecream architecture has done much to democratise the elitist world of architecture since first hitting the road in 2009. A unique blend of community activism and design; it is expanding debate of architectural pursuits to a wider audience than ever before

— Willie Miller RIAS Urban Realm Magazine
œI love the icecream architecture roadshow
— Angela Brady Royal Institute of British Architects President