In considering how we might mark our first ten years as Scotland’s design champion, we quickly realised that learning should be at its heart. Learning both from the legacy of the world-class buildings that have emerged and from the challenges that have arisen and, in some instances, deepened since then – challenges that need to be addressed if the aspirations we champion are to be realised. This document collects the learning from our 10 DECADE events held throughout 2015. Published in December 2015.
DECADE - Cultural Buildings. Can buildings tell our story - reflections
Sustainable design and procurement – how do we build sustainable places?
Extracted from the DECADE publication produced in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of A&DS.
DECADE: 21st Century learning spaces – space to succeed - extract.
DECADE: Are we designing equally well? Reflections
Can buildings tell our story? Reflections on cultural buildings in Scotland.
DECADE : Housing – I don’t live in a house, I live in a community
Exemplars took a blended approach to design, connecting STEM spaces to the rest of campus. We look at the importance of innovation from institutions.
Places that encourage learning through collaboration are important for developing and applying classroom learning. We look at these spaces.
Some spaces create valuable exchanges and connections for educational buildings but defy convention. In-betwen spaces are key to a sense of community.
In December 2020, with Scottish Futures Trust, we hosted an event on the Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) Phase 1 projects.
Reflecting on architecture in 2020, the Student Award winners look forward to building back better.
Studying architecture in 2020 has been challenging. We spoke to the student awards winners to hear about their designs and studying under lockdown.
A practical guide to furnishing and equipping spaces and settings to deliver environments that promote learning, now available to download.
Shaping Scotland’s Learning Spaces - Policy, Projects and Partners: a short publication providing reflections on Education Buildings Awards 2019
Doctor Kristiina Erkkilä will speak at the Education Buildings Scotland Conference and share lessons on co-creating learning spaces in the community.
Case Study: Toilet design in the learning environment - the issue of school toilet provision and management has never been more prominent.