Aberdeen museum takes top prize
The Scottish Architectural Awards, organised by site and the rias in conjunction with Scotbuild, are announced today. Jill Malvenan, principal of Elder and Cannon Architects, wins the award for best architect in recognition of an on-going body of excellent work, Adam Sutherland wins the best client category for his visionary role in transforming the dilapidated Highland Printmakers in Inverness into the modern and highly successful art.tm gallery, and the award for best contractor goes to Steve Evans of Inscape Joinery for high-quality workmanship, particularly on a series of commissions carried out with Richard Murphy Architects.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum, shown here, is the winner of the best building category. Designed by the property and technical services department of Aberdeen City Council with Balfour Beatty Construction as the main contractor, the building incorporates Aberdeen's existing maritime museum in the sixteenth- century Provost Ross's House, the nearby dilapidated Trinity Church, and a new link building between the two. Exhibitions relate to the three buildings' construction dates , with high-technology oil and gas industries in the new link building.
The three other shortlisted buildings are shown on the following page