Architecture and Design Scotland has published its Annual Report for 2011/12 highlighting the work delivered across Scotland.
During 2011-12 we continued to deliver a high quality programme of work to promote the value of design and support the creation of good buildings and places across Scotland. Our programme is published in a business plan prepared corporately to ensure our work is aligned effectively and contributes to the national outcomes set by the Government.
In taking this programme forward, we met regularly with the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP and our sponsors in the Scottish Government.
Our work is delivered primarily through the activities of our six programmes, who place an increasing emphasis on working together to achieve objectives. Our work is outlined in report available to download on this page.
However it is perhaps worth highlighting just one of our key activities.
Our second Design Skills Symposium took place in Stirling in September 2011. It attracted over 100 delegates from a range of disciplines in the built environment in Scotland who participated in workshops to create proposals for the city. With each day featuring inspiring speakers including David Sim, Ben Hamilton Bailie and Sarah Longlands the event was an effective means of supporting increased collaboration across the professions. As part of the event Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, addressed the Symposium and officially launched the publication “New Design in Historic Settings” which was produced by Architecture and Design Scotland, Historic Scotland and Scottish Government.
This is but one example of our wider efforts to develop new approaches to delivering better places, through building confidence, trust and understanding amongst professionals and the communities they serve. We believe that by using design thinking in this way, to create the best places possible, we can add value to the work of our partners across the sectors and contribute positively to Scotland’s future.