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RIAS/RIBA Awards 2019

Shortlisted Announced

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced a 19 strong shortlist for its 2019 awards (from 82 entries). The winners will be announced at a dinner at The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on 30th May. Click here for further details and booking.

The shortlist for Scotland comprises the following buildings (listed alphabetically):

Bayes Centre, Edinburgh (contract value not for publication)
Bennetts Associates for University of Edinburgh

The Black House, Isle of Skye (contract value not for publication)
Dualchas Architects Ltd for a Private Client

Briongos MacKinnon House, Strathaven (contract value not for publication)
Richard Murphy Architects Limited for Colin MacKinnon

Brodie Castle – Playful Garden Visitor Centre, Forres (£1.2 m)
Hoskins Architects for The National Trust for Scotland

Broomlands Primary School, Kelso (£8 m)
Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design Ltd for Scottish Borders Council

Cairngorms National Park Authority Headquarters, Grantown-on-Spey (£1 m)
Moxon Architects Ltd for Seafield Estate

Collective on Calton Hill, Edinburgh (£4 m)
Collective Architecture for City of Edinburgh Council and Collective

Hendrick’s Gin Palace, Girvan (£13 m)
Michael Laird Architects for William Grant & Son

The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Craigellachie (£140 m)
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for Edrington

Mackintosh at the Willow, Glasgow (contract value not for publication)
Simpson & Brown for Willow Tea Rooms Trust

Orchard Brae School, Aberdeen (£17.5 m)
jmarchitects for Hub North Scotland/Aberdeen City Council

Perth Theatre (£11.38 m)
Richard Murphy Architects Limited for Horsecross Arts Ltd

The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness (contract value not for publication)
Trail Architects for Ark Estates

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service – The Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh (£30 m)
Reiach and Hall Architects for Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

St. John’s Church - Alteration and Extension, Edinburgh (£2.35 m)
LDN Architects for Cornerstone Developments (Edinburgh) Ltd

Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow (£2.92 m)
Elder and Cannon Architects for Tollcross Housing Association

Tragerhaus, Glasgow (contract value not for publication)
HAUS Collective Ltd for Linda and James Laws

V&A Dundee (£80.1 m)
Kengo Kuma & Associates with PiM.studio Architects and James F Stephen Architects for Dundee City Council

West Calder High School (£32 m)
NORR Consultants Limited for West Lothian Council

Judging will take place at the end of April with the RIAS Awards Winners being announced at the dinner on 30th May. **The RIBA National Awards will be announced in June.

President of the RIAS, Robin Webster OBE, commented:
“This year’s judges were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions and found shortlisting very difficult indeed. This is an impressive list of buildings that all show the ambitious level of excellence that architects and their clients can achieve, and I hope that communities, government and local authorities, along with everyone else who needs to procure buildings will look at these examples and ensure that their ambitions match them. Our awards celebrate the very best that is being built in Scotland.”

The judging panel for this year is Prof. John Cole CBE Hon FRIAS (Chair), Joanna van Heyningen OBE RIBA, van Heyningen and Haward Architects (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects), Catriona Hill from CH Architecture and Peter McCaughey, WAVEparticle.

Stuart McKill, Saint-Gobain (Emerging Architect Award judge) and Jon Stevenson (Timber Award judge) will join the judges on tour to judge their specific awards only.

Steven Robb, Deputy Head of Casework, Heritage Directorate at Historic Environment Scotland (Conservation and Climate Change Award representative) was also involved in the shortlisting discussions and the Scottish Government are, once again, supporting the Scotland’s Client of the Year Award.