Lesley McMillan

Lesley McMillan

Edinburgh, United Kingdom


I am an Interior Designer, based on Edinburgh, Scotland. I work in Local Authority predominantly designing learning spaces in nurseries and schools. I am and Chair the SBID (Society of British and International Design) Education Design Advisory Council.

About me

I am an interior Designer at the City of Edinburgh Council and Chair of the Education Design Advisory Council for the Society of British and International Design.

Particularly passionate about designing inclusive and holistic educational spaces seeking to put effective design at the core of the learning process and show how evidence-based design decisions can transform the learning experience for everyone.  

I am on the advisory board of the Superpower Agency a charity aiming to create a learning space which builds self-esteem and encourages aspiration by improving literacy.

Forest Kindergarten
Brunstane Nursery School
Davidson remains School
The kindness wave
Oxgangs YPC
Tynecastle Nursery School
Liberton Learning Lounge
Parkside agile learning space
Parkside break out space
Team Teaching Classroom - Parkside
Learning Orchard Codesign
James & The Giant Peach Tree
Buckstone Learning Orchard
Buckstone Secret Garden Nurture Room
Edinburgh Central Childrens Library
Edinburgh Central Childrens Library
Case Study - Through care & After care, Camira Fabrics
Education Council | Society of British & International Interior Design
Nursery Schools Case Study, Camira Fabrics
Education - Altro case studies
Case Study St Margarets RC Primary School
Social Spaces in the Learning Environment
Education Building Scotland - Winner of Pupil Experience category
Welcome to the Festival of Education Spaces
Design Award
Nature & Nurture
Nature & Nurture
Nature & Nurture
Schooled in Design
Schooled in Design
Wellness in Learning Spaces
Discussing Design with Lesley McMillan, Edinburgh Council | SBID