You can view the April newsletter here Featuring: thoughts on how Scotland has adapted to lockdown, one year on by Jim MacDonald (Chief Executive of A&DS), updates on WhatIf…?/ for Scotland Venice in Dundee and more.
It’s live! Our Corporate Strategy sets out our vision for the coming decade – a Scotland whose places are healthy, sustainable and thriving, where everyone works together to shape their future. #greatplacesscotland
Read it in full here: www.ads.org.uk/corporate_strategy21-31/
From our latest research into learning spaces, we present good practice on designing for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), social learning and in-between spaces.
Blog: Offsite for diversification not standardisation – a reflection on A&DS new Housing Case Studies
Robert Hairstans of Edinburgh Napier University reflects on our new Case Studies in terms of offsite construction adoption in Scotland.
Annual Review 2020: Our Year in Review
“At the start of 2020 we were looking forward to our usual busy programme of workshops, engagements and events, all while preparing our corporate strategy for the next decade and our contribution to the Venice architecture Biennale. But we all know what happened next.”
Ann Allen, A&DS Chair
In our Annual Review for 2020, we look at how, despite the challenges of lockdown, we continued to deliver high quality work. In a year where many of us had rediscovered our local areas on our daily walks, we continued to champion Carbon Conscious Places and the delivery of good design across Scotland. Our review features highlights from our work across the year, a look at our achievements and stories of our people – how our team responded to lockdown over the year.
Studying architecture in 2020 has been challenging. We spoke to the 2020 A&DS & RIAS Student Award winners Lily Whitehouse, Guro Vold and Linda Ledina to hear their views on how architecture can build back better in our first part of two interviews | Read this interview piece here.
The Happenstance / Scotland + Venice (made up of Creative Scotland, British Council and National Galleries of Scotland) was Scotland’s critically acclaimed contribution to the 16th International Architecture exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia in 2018. It was curated by WAVEparticle. We have recently published a series of twelve publications or ‘dispatches’, exploring the themes and learning from the project. Through the twelve dispatches the story unfolds… the reasons, inspirations, people, places, connections, legacy… | View the full archive here.
We launched our Designing for a Changing Climate Report. The report looks at how we can future proof Scotland’s places against the more extreme impacts of Climate Change and address carbon emissions by improving our self-sufficiency. Read the full Designing for a Changing Climate Report here.
We’ve published the winners for the A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards Full video and list. Thanks to Jude Barber, director of Collective Architecture, for announcing the shortlist and giving her talk at the annual Andy MacMillan Lecture, which is also published online. For the full list of winners – click here.