The Kelpies - Nicoll Russell Studios / Andy Scott Public Art

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Design Competitions

RIAS Consultancy has a long and proud record of running successful design competitions ranging from community buildings to high-profile and iconic structures.

We chose RIAS consultancy to manage the architectural competition and the tender selection process for Aberdeen Music Hall because we know we get expert guidance, an independent perspective, and a client focus every step of the way. They have credibility in the sector and provide the quality assurance our funders and auditors are looking for.
Jane Spiers, Chief Executive, Aberdeen Performing Arts

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness – Reiach and Hall Architects

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Design quality is essential to creating a built environment that enhances everyone's quality of life. RIAS design competitions attract the attention of award-winning architects as well as emerging new practices from around the world, opening projects to new and innovative design possibilities. Winning designs of past competitions have in turn become significant local and national landmark buildings.

Design competitions are a particularly suitable method of procuring prominent or notable public buildings and of exploring different design approaches to buildings that will be a focus in the community. The RIAS design competition methodology provides a robust and quality-based approach, managed to best practice standards. RIAS Consultancy provide a totally impartial service and manage the process in partnership with clients from start to finish.

If you are considering a design competition and would like any help or advice, please contact consultancy@rias.org.uk.