Assisting those responsible for the development of the built environment by offering informed advice on the design quality of proposals.
Supporting the creation of truly healing places and healthier communities across Scotland.
Scotland has a tradition of creating distinctive places; derived from a deep understanding of local context and opportunities.
Learn more about our work across the learning estate and our collaboration with local authorities to regenerate spaces for learning, by design.
Stalled Spaces Scotland aims to encourage and support communities to bring stalled spaces or derelict and vacant land back into temporary use.
Find out more about our work on sustainability and materials here.
Architecture and Design Scotland helped Milne’s Primary School imagine and explore a range of ways in which the existing school might be transformed.
Wild cherry is a fine textured wood with good mechanical properties, resistant to compression and traction.
Explore exhibition contect and case studies from 4 years of exhibitions focussing on the use of timber in Scottish architecture.
The building was prefabricated offsite using a modular timber system so that it could be constructed quickly in the short bulding season
This section identifies a range of building types that have a sustainable design approach.
Timber is used throughout this building, with only the junctions between columns, beams and walls being strengthened with steel brackets.
Why it's inspired us... this was the most popular material at one of our recent events
Browse the materials that have featured as our Material of the Month.
Outputs from the meeting of the Local Authority Urban Design Forum (LAUDF), held at the Lighthouse, Glasgow, on 12th May 2016
A briefing workshop was held at Mount Florida Primary school to explore opportunities to improve the outdoor learning and civic opportunities of the s