Annual Review 2018: Be part of our network

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Architecture and Design Scotland is a small organisation with a big vision – a well-designed built environment that supports sustainable, resilient communities meeting the needs of all.

We can’t achieve that on our own – we work with a whole range of people that help shape the places around us. In 2018 we continued to grow our network – through the work we did and by making new contacts in communities.

The benefits are clear: rather than duplicating work that is already being done we join the dots, share our experience and provide support.

Our experience and networks allows us to bring organisations together to create the best places for Scotland – everything from housing and early years’ experiences to meanwhile spaces and significant infrastructure investments.

Click on the document below for some highlights of our work in 2018

2018 Annual Review Web Version

In the document we look at some of the projects we developed during 2018. They vary in scale and impact, but each show how we use our expertise and skills to bring people together. Some projects are one-offs – like The Happenstance, Scotland’s contribution to the International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia. Others are at the starting point – such as our work on Caring Places.
All are important ways of celebrating the value of well-designed buildings and places.

We hope this review helps you see what we’ve done in the past year, but most importantly, how we can help YOU. Whoever you are we would love to hear from you.

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Town Centre Living: A Caring Place

Town Centre Living: How we can use design to help create a caring place? What value does design bring? Join the conversation!

The Happenstance: Dispatch 6

Play: Brian Hartley. Play as a spontaneous and creative process, and how it opens vital conversations and actions.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 11

The Happenstance: a Lively Scottish-Venetian freespace: Phineas Harper. The engagement of the Venetians to the “open to all” of The Happenstance.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 10

A Conversation, a Workshop and Afterwards: Elizabeth Murphy and Emily Speed. Teams are able to make something much bigger, layered and profound.

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