Wendy Maltman
Graphic Designer

Rosie Anderson
3D Visualiser

Rachel Hunter

Lesley Walker

Griff Boyle MBA BA (Hons) FCSD

Griff established GBDM on 6 September 1999 after working for five years for the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh, leading the development of the first of their large scale permanent gallery projects. Several years on he continues to focus on ensuring that creative design responds to organisational business function.






1984 - 1987


Professional Qualifications






07: 1999 - present










National Museums Scotland

08: 1994 - 07: 1999 (Contact)





Dundee Art Galleries and Museums

06: 1992 - 08: 1994


Ian Burke Associates Architects

01: 1989 - 06: 1992


Nicoll Russell Architects

06: 1987 - 01: 1989



09: 2003 - 09: 2006



01: 2000 - 2001







Married with two daughters


MBA (with distinction) Napier University Edinburgh (Open learning)

• Change Management

• Business and Economic Forecasting

• Small Business Management

• Public Sector Management


BA (Hons) (1st) in Interior Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee


Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers

Planning Supervisor, (RICS Heriot Watt University 1996)


Founder and Director of GBDM Ltd


Key Projects


Ballinderry River School

Borders Textile Towerhouse

Shetland Museum and Archives

Bennachie Visitor Centre Aberdeenshire

St Andrews Museum

Museum of Scottish Country Life

Trail of the Mummies RMO Leiden Holland


Author of Design Project Management for Clients published by Ashgate, Burbank USA June 2003. Second Edition commissioned Aug 2008. Translated into simplified Chinese and published in China by Tsinghua University Press in 2007.


Expert Advisor and Monitor to the Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland and

Northern Ireland since 1999.


Expert Advisor to the UK National Commission for UNESCO since 2012


Design Manager

Key Projects

Museum of Scotland

Ivy Wu Gallery

Art and Industry Gallery


Museum Design Officer (Head of Museums Design)




Project Designer/ Architect







External Examiner: BA (Hons) Interior Design Course

Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art

University of Dundee


External Examiner: BA (Hons) design and Marketing Course

Abertay University Business School


Shetland Museum and Archives, Gulbenkian Art Fund Prize Shortlist 2008.


Institute of Management Prize 1998 awarded by Napier University on completion of MBA


Designer of Scottish Museum of the Year 1996; awarded to “Head for the Hills” GalleryBarrack Street Museum, Dundee


Winner of Student Travel Bursary in Royal Society of Arts Annual Interior Design Competition


Winner of Design Council National “Student Sponsorship” scheme for Interior Design


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