The Team

Lindsay Johnston

Lindsay Johnston

Lindsay Johnston is one of the founding directors of Pattern, who established the Pattern Edinburgh studio.


BSc (Hons) PgDip Arch ARB RIBA RIAS
Lindsay Johnston

Lindsay Johnston joined Dipesh Patel to found Pattern in 2009, after a decade working together at Arup Associates. In addition to overseeing the development of the company as Chair of the Pattern Council, Lindsay leads the practice’s new business and bid work. She established Pattern’s second studio in Edinburgh in 2016. Lindsay also lends her considerable sports expertise to projects, and helps to carry out design audits for ongoing work.


Whilst at Arup, Lindsay developed her expertise in designing for the sports sector and delivering projects with complex geometry. She was project architect for the multi-award winning Kensington Oval cricket ground in Barbados, redeveloped to host the 2007 Cricket World Cup Final.She was also a key member of the team for the multi-award winning City of Manchester (Etihad) Stadium, built to host the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, then transformed to become home to Manchester City FC. She was responsible for developing the geometry of this Stadium and realising the design during construction. She was also project architect on One Plantation Place, Fenchurch St, London – which had over 1million sqft of office space and at that time was the largest trading floor in Europe.
Lindsay started her career in Asia, where she worked on Hong Kong metro stations and grade A retail buildings in Singapore for Aedas and Terry Farrell. She also worked for RMJM where she was a project architect on Napier University – New Campus at Sighthill, Edinburgh, and on Galway National University of Ireland, New Engineering Faculty Building.