A good quality built environment fosters a confident, effective and cultured society and delivers many benefits. Architecture and Design Scotland has a specific interest, and significant expertise, in achieving best value from infrastructure investment programmes. We therefore welcome the opportunity to comment on the Scottish Government’s Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) initiative.
Architecture and Design Scotland would endorse many of the statements included in the early paragraphs of the consultation paper, and would accept that a pragmatic approach needs to be adopted in which the best aspects of existing processes can be retained and evolved. However, if the SFT is to be developed as an alternative mechanism for capital funding, it needs to ensure that it will deliver projects and places of quality.
From our latest research into learning spaces, we present good practice on designing for STEM, social learning and in-between spaces.
The As Found: Lost Practice exhibition was shown as part of the Scotland + Venice exhibition
Communities get together to help revitalise town centres across Scotland as Stalled Spaces Scotland programme gets off the ground.
Guidance to help local authorities improve their school estate by refurbishing existing buildings was launched by the Minister for Learning
The competition asked entrants to create a bespoke Garden Room at the community garden at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
Competitions as part of the widely acclaimed Scottish Scenic Routes initiative was launched on Monday 10 August 2015.
Neal Whitaker from the University of Strathclyde won the RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for the Best Scottish Student with his design
Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) help bring abandoned homes and empty high street spaces back to life.
We are pleased to share learning from the fifth meeting of the Local Authority Urban Design Forum (LAUDF), held at the Lighthouse, Glasgow, on 13 May.
Architecture and Design Scotland has published its Annual Review of 2014 outlining a wide range of work and activities across Scotland.