In considering how we might mark our first ten years as Scotland’s design champion, we quickly realised that learning should be at its heart. Learning both from the legacy of the world-class buildings that have emerged and from the challenges that have arisen and, in some instances, deepened since then – challenges that need to be addressed if the aspirations we champion are to be realised. This document collects the learning from our 10 DECADE events held throughout 2015. Published in December 2015.
DECADE - Cultural Buildings. Can buildings tell our story - reflections
Sustainable design and procurement – how do we build sustainable places?
Extracted from the DECADE publication produced in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of A&DS.
DECADE: 21st Century learning spaces – space to succeed - extract.
DECADE: Are we designing equally well? Reflections
Can buildings tell our story? Reflections on cultural buildings in Scotland.
DECADE : Housing – I don’t live in a house, I live in a community
A practical guide to furnishing and equipping spaces and settings to deliver environments that promote learning, now available to download.
Shaping Scotland’s Learning Spaces - Policy, Projects and Partners: a short publication providing reflections on Education Buildings Awards 2019
Doctor Kristiina Erkkilä will speak at the Education Buildings Scotland Conference and share lessons on co-creating learning spaces in the community.
Case Study: Toilet design in the learning environment - the issue of school toilet provision and management has never been more prominent.
A group of students from Our Lady of The Missions used our Tests of Change process to hack their learning space and got to build their own furniture!
The Tests of Change project aims to create excellent teaching and learning environments using Space Hacks and testing solutions in a learning space.
Making Places: We are currently undertaking a pilot project to provide support for community placemaking projects across Scotland.
The Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture 2018 was given by Sarah Castle, Guest Judge of the A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2018.
An exhibition showcasing the work of the winners and shortlisted entries in the A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2018.
A blog following on the Beyond Participation Conference hosted by the Irish Architecture Foundation in March 2018.