A New Chapter is a loose (and growing) association of over 150 Scottish architects: many RIAS members, but all concerned at what they see as a lack of effectiveness, poor governance and insufficient financial accountability in Scottish architecture’s professional body.
Scottish buildings news – Glasgow School of Art Artwork by leading artist Louise Hopkins unveiled on the central wall in front of the Mackintosh Building: digital print on metal, Dance Number, was specially commissioned by the GSA and is the artist’s largest work to date.
The iconic Custom House in Greenock, has been redeveloped by Riverside Inverclyde. Originally designed by celebrated Scottish architect William Burns. The Grade A listed building needs new occupants.
To accommodate an increasing workforce and new high profile infrastructure projects, Moxon Architects are developing new build premises for their studio in the Scottish Highlands.
New Inverness Justice Centre design by architects Reiach and Hall approved. Construction of Scotland’s first purpose-built Justice Centre is planned to begin in Autumn 2017.
A new community campus bringing together a purpose-built high school plus a new theatre and arts venue starts on site. The school will house 950 students following the amalgamation of two schools.
Inverness Architecture news
Threesixty Architecture submits Inverness Museum + Art Gallery for planning, a proposal for enhancing the urban environment using vertical elements, light, and surfacing to strengthen the pedestrian routes and wayfinding.
To celebrate the launch of Doors Open Days 2017 and its own 50th anniversary, the Scottish Civic Trust has invited writers, artists, architects, academics and members of the public to nominate their favourite Scottish door.
First country house by Arts & Crafts architect Philip Webb, his only one in Scotland: his references to the English parsonage style are adapted to the Scottish Highlands, using local granite rubble with dark whinstone dressings. The house was requisitioned by the military during World War II, with training for high-profile Czech agents.
The proposal by Mecanoo Architects re-activates the building as cultural attraction with ‘light touch’ interventions, improving accessibility and reinforcing existing connections. the Dutch architecture office beat Richard Murphy Architects, Hoskins Architects, Austin Smith Lord and LDN. The public selected this architect office.
Tickets for Doors Open Day at St Peter’s ; Previosuly, Grant for this intriguing Modernist building from The Getty Foundation ; book launched, ‘Cardross Seminary: Gillespie, Kidd & Coia and the Architecture of Postwar Catholicism’ by Diane M. Watters. The derelict St Peter’s Seminary to be transformed into an arts venue and heritage destination.
Mecanoo Architects win competition for Perth City Hall redevelopment as cultural attraction: Also shortlisted were Richard Murphy Architects, Hoskins Architects, Austin Smith Lord and LDN. The public had their say on initial concept designs, picking the Dutch architect office.
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Paschalis Kyrtsopoulis scooped the RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for best Fifth Year Student for a bold, vigorous and dynamic proposal for a Scottish Youth Parliament and Ministry for Education.