RIAS/RIBA Awards 2019 Shortlist

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29 Mar 2019

RIAS/RIBA Awards 2019 Shortlist

RIAS Announces Strong Scottish Shortlist for RIAS/RIBA Awards 2019

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced a 19 strong shortlist for its 2019 awards (from 82 entries). The shortlist for Scotland comprises the following buildings (listed alphabetically):

Bayes Centre, Edinburgh (contract value not for publication)
Bennetts Associates for University of Edinburgh
Bayes Centre Edinburgh building
photo © Keith Hunter

The Black House, Isle of Skye (contract value not for publication)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

Briongos MacKinnon House, Strathaven (contract value not for publication)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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mackintosh at the Willow, Glasgow (contract value not for publication)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

Orchard Brae School, Aberdeen (£17.5 m)
jmarchitects for Hub North Scotland Ltd
Orchard Brae School, Aberdeen
photo © Niall Hastie

Perth Theatre (£11.38 m)
Richard Murphy Architects Limited for Horsecross Arts Ltd
Perth Theatre building
photo © Keith Hunter

The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness (contract value not for publication)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

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

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

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

Tragerhaus, Glasgow (contract value not for publication)
HAUS Collective Ltd for Linda and James Laws
TrägerHAUS Upper Whitecraigs Glasgow home
photo © Tom Manley

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

West Calder High School (£32 m)
NORR Consultants Limited for West Lothian Council
West Calder High School building Scotland
photo © Keith Hunter

Judging will take place at the end of April with the RIAS Awards Winners being announced at a dinner at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh 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.

RIAS/RIBA Awards 2019 Shortlist information from RIAS, 280319

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