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
Learning at the Heart of Communities: a newsletter summarising talks and shared learning from the Public Sector Client Forum event in October 2017.
A guide of the NHSScotland Design Assessment Process (NDAP), which helps to establish the link between business case and design objectives.
Description of SCIM Design Statements for NHS Scotland with links to project pages.
A learning note sharing the reflective learning from a study trip to Finland by Architecture and Design Scotland and Children in Scotland.
Naomi Rubbra, from ESALA, was the winner of A&DS Award for Best 3rd Year Student and A&DS Sustainable Design Award in 2017.
Appendices to the report on Newbattle High School, Midlothian. Published in 2017.
Report: Newbattle Community High School: A Digital Centre of Excellence
A&DS worked with Newbattle Community High School in Midlothian to learn how their new school building can help them be a Digital Centre of Excellence
Three questions for Ruairidh Moir, BARD Ailteir, winner of the 2013 Scottish Scenic Routes, with Faerie Hollow, Loch Lubnaig.
We asked Neil Taylor about his current work and any advice he would share with anyone thinking of studying architecture.