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RIAS 2018 Awards shortlist revealed

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The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has named the 25 projects in the running for its 2018 awards

Chosen from 76 entries, the shortlist includes three projects each by Collective Architecture and by Reiach and Hall and a pair by Page\Park.

Schemes range from Lochside homes, to hospitals and an archive for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority,

The judging panel for this year includes current RIAS President, Stewart Henderson, Joanna van Heyningen of van Heyningen and Haward Architects and Rachel Tennant of Landscape Institute Scotland.

Henderson said: ’When shortlisting this year’s entries for awards the panel were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions. The quality of architecture being produced the length and breadth of the country is hugely impressive.

‘Practices large and small continue to demonstrate the strength and purpose of the profession in Scotland.’

The winning schemes will be eligible for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award – which was won last year by Richard Murphy’s Dunfermline library – and the RIBA Stirling Prize. 

Lochside House, West Highlands (value undisclosed) by Haysom Ward Miller Architects for a Private Client

Lochside House, West Highlands (value undisclosed) by Haysom Ward Miller Architects for a Private Client

Source: Richard Fraser

Lochside House, West Highlands (value undisclosed) by Haysom Ward Miller Architects for a Private Client

Shortlist

An Crùbh, Isle of Skye (£1.8 million)
WT Architecture for Camuscross & Duisdale Initiative

Barmulloch Residents Centre, Glasgow (£1.5 million)
Collective Architecture for Barmulloch Community Development Company

Bath Street Collective Custom Build, Edinburgh (£883,000)
John Kinsley Architects for Bath Street Collective Custom Build

The Black Shed, Isle of Skye (value undisclosed)
Mary Arnold-Forster Architect for a private client

Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh (£26.3 million)
Allan Murray Architects for Children & Families Department, City of Edinburgh Council

Clydebank Leisure Centre, West Dunbartonshire (£21.9 million)
Kennedy FitzGerald Architects for West Dunbartonshire Council

Clydeside Distillery, Glasgow (£4.27 million)
Hypostyle Architects for Morrison Glasgow Distillers

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries (£212 million)
Ryder Architecture for NHS Dumfries and Galloway

The Engine Shed, Stirling (£5.3 million)
HES with Reiach and Hall Architects

Falls of Shin, Sutherland (£950,000)
CH Architecture Ltd for Kyle for Sutherland Development Trust

The Garment Factory, Glasgow (value undisclosed)
Morgan McDonnell Architecture for Castleforge Partners

Guardswell Farm, Perthshire (value undisclosed)
Ben Scrimgeour Building Workshop for Guardswell Farm

The Hawkhead Centre, Paisley (value undisclosed)
Page\Park Architects for Scottish War Blinded

Humpty House, Angus (value undisclosed)
Ben Scrimgeour Building Workshop for a private client

Leith Fort, Edinburgh (£11.6 million)
Collective Architecture and Malcolm Fraser Architects for Port of Leith Housing Association/City of Edinburgh Council

Lochside House, West Highlands (value undisclosed)
Haysom Ward Miller Architects for a Private Client

McEwan Hall, Edinburgh (value undisclosed)
LDN Architects for The University of Edinburgh

Muirfield (Community Enterprise Centre), Cumbernauld (£6.5 million)

Collective Architecture for North Lanarkshire Council

Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick (value undisclosed)
Reiach and Hall Architects for The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh (£24 million)
Reiach and Hall Architects for Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre

Pairc Niseaboist and Talla na Mara, Isle of Harris (combined £2.4 million)
Rural Design for West Harris Trust

Perth Theatre (£11.38 million)
Richard Murphy Architects for Horsecross Arts 

Ripple Retreat, Callander (value undisclosed)
Kettle Collective for It’s Good 2 Give

Saltcoats Town Hall, North Ayrshire (£3 million)
McLean Architects for North Ayrshire Council

St Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, Edinburgh (value undisclosed)
Page\Park Architects for The University of Edinburgh

Perth Theatre (£11.38 million) by Richard Murphy Architects for Horsecross Arts

Perth Theatre (£11.38 million) by Richard Murphy Architects for Horsecross Arts

Source: Keith Hunter

Perth Theatre (£11.38 million) by Richard Murphy Architects for Horsecross Arts

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Readers' comments (1)

  • It very much looks like almost everything that's been built last year, of any architectural merit at all, gets included. No omissions.

    Why does the RIAS persist in selecting a "shortlist" of 25, it's bizarre. Goodness knows what the other 51 were like.

    5 projects only:

    Barmulloch Residents Centre, Glasgow
    Collective Architecture for Barmulloch Community Development Company

    Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick
    Reiach and Hall Architects for The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

    Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh
    Reiach and Hall Architects for Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre

    Perth Theatre
    Richard Murphy Architects for Horsecross Arts

    The Black Shed, Isle of Skye
    Mary Arnold-Forster Architect for a private client

    ’When shortlisting this year’s entries for awards the panel were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions. The quality of architecture being produced the length and breadth of the country is hugely impressive." Ripple Retreat.....really?

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