Architecture and Design Scotland has published its Annual Review of 2014 outlining a wide range of work and activities across Scotland, aimed at promoting the benefits of good design.
The document – available to download here – also includes video content to allow you to see more of our activities in 2014.
In 2014 we continued to focus our resources on helping clients make better informed decisions in commissioning and delivering projects. We have made use of this work to illustrate the value that good design can add to all aspects of our life and work. We have provided a range of learning opportunities for professionals and communities – a key element in our efforts to build capacity in the public investment and built environment sectors across Scotland.
In 2014 our flagship programme was GREEN2014, a celebration of the legacy created by the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. From children learning about growing their own food to professionals exploring the sustainable construction of the Athletes’ Village, GREEN2014 demonstrated how design impacts on every aspect of our lives. In particular, the lessons to be learned from the collaborative approach taken to delivering the Athletes’ Village offer great value to all forms of development right across our country.
During the year we published our latest Corporate Strategy providing the framework for our work up to 2017. In preparing the new Strategy, the Board and I spent time with a range of stakeholders across Scotland to learn how they felt we could help them.
In 2015 we will have a particular focus on international collaborations – starting with an exploration of Scotland + Venice, as well as celebrating 10 years as an organisation engaged in promoting the best of Scotland’s built environment.
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