Architecture and Design Scotland: Corporate Strategy 2014 – 17

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Our new corporate strategy for 2014-17 has now been launched and is available to view on this page. �We’ve also put together a short video about our work.

The new corporate strategy outlines how A&DS aims to support the people and organisations involved in development in Scotland to prioritise better design and make better places.

In developing our corporate strategy we consulted widely and we thank everyone who made a contribution to the corporate strategy.

We believe that Scotland’s built environment is important to everyone. In these times of finite resources it is crucial that the buildings and places we invest in now are of a quality and character that will stand the ‘test of time’ for future generations. This is important not just for environmental and economic reasons but for our future well being and sense of cultural identity. A well designed and a high quality built environment is a key part of our collective vision for a better Scotland, and, put simply, we cannot afford to get it wrong.

In this context A&DS works to demonstrate the long-term and wider benefits of good design, and aims to help and support clients to make better-informed decisions in the commissioning and development process. In our wider role we aim to inspire more people to understand and appreciate the importance of good design; through our exhibitions and education projects we aim to engage the wider public, and importantly the next generation, illustrating the potential of inspiring architecture and ‘people friendly’ places to improve all our lives. We encourage everyone to be informed and influence their places for the better and aim to provide opportunities for people to get directly involved through our work.

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