Lateral North was co-founded in 2013 by directors Graham Hogg and Tom Smith. The practice emerged from their joint architectural masters project on ‘Uncertain Futures’ which explored Scotland, its geo-politically and environmentally strategic position, and its relationship with the NORTH Lateral North formed around this idea, asking people to rethink Scotland, to consider ‘New Northern Frontiers’. We ask how countries, communities and people can proactively engage with, learn from and connect to a changing NORTH.

We offer a variety of design-led services that creatively tell stories, map data and offer unique multi-disciplinary skills; from graphic and website design to photography and photogrammetry; from filmmaking and drone shots to community engagement and education toolkits. Lateral North has delivered unique projects that have been highly regarded by people, communities, organisations, institutions, politicians and governments throughout the NORTH.