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A woman wearing a hijab is taking a photograph of a group of people having a workshop.
Two of the A&DS Climate Action Towns project team members in a workshop with two members of the public.

Climate Action Towns funded for a second year

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A portrait of Heather Chapple

Team news: Heather Chapple to leave Architecture and Design Scotland

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A view of planet earth from space with swirling clouds, the sea and the African continent.

COP26: Architecture and Design Scotland staff reflect on events

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A&DS and RIAS Student Awards 2020 logo on a teal blue backdrop.

A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2022

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Architecture and Design Scotland office entrance. The sliding gate has the logo in a blue background.

Welcome to our two new board members

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A man standing in the middle of a rural road on the Isle of Mull looking at hills in the distance.

Five lessons learned from taking climate action at a local level

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A view from the ground to a canopy of rainbow coloured umbrellas against a blue sky

Green recovery: a cross-agency approach

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A composite image of portraits of five people who have participated in the climate action towns project

Reflections from year one of the Climate Action Towns project

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A photograph of a landscape made of lego bricks showing a sustainable home designed by a school pupil

Design for the Future competition – Western Isles winners

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Two single-story attached houses with grey coloured roofs and timber facades, set against a rural landscape on Ulva island.

Rural futures

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A young woman with her head laying on a copper disk and holding a card with the words 'I wish...'

Reflections on 2021

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Reflections from Learning Places Scotland conference

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A boy in a dimly lit exhibition space looking up at postcards hanging from the ceiling. The postcards contain wishes of citizens for the future of their place.

What if…?/ Scotland: Shared hopes, dreams and wishes for our places

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five people sit on a raised stage in front of a colourful backdrop and a screen with a red and white logo on it.

Design for planet: time for design to shine

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An illustration of Midsteeple town centre with people shopping, walking and playing in the high street.

Seven Scottish ‘climate action towns’ to help just transition

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The phrase "yes we can" is written with scrabble letter tiles.

Scotland can inspire the world as COP comes to Glasgow

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An architectural drawing of a cross section of a proposed community centre.

Student awards 2021: interview with Gergana Negovanska

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two drawings side by side - on the left hand side a woman looks across a landscape in front of two towers and on the right there is a corridor leading to a viewing platform

Student awards 2021: interview with Tiia Partanen

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an architectural drawing in beige and light blue showing a market place with access to wells

Student awards 2021: interview with Rachel Dunne

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A black and white logo spelling out the words A&DS and RIAS Student awards for architecture 21.

The results for A&DS and RIAS Student Awards for Architecture 2021

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A graphic of an arm of a demolition machine tearing down part of a building.

Can we re-use our way to net zero?

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Shortlist for the A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2021

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A child and adult walk into a building with a sign board on the left-hand side of a green door.

The future will be local

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A drawing of people sitting on top of big 3-dimensional letters that form the words "there is no planet B" at a street party.

Carbon conscious places are people places

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People walking along a high street in Scotland.

Scotland’s towns and the climate emergency

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An older man works on a raised vegetable bed surrounded by green plants.

Getting our towns climate-ready with blue and green infrastructure

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An illustration of Midsteeple town centre with people shopping, walking and playing in the high street.

Glasgow City Region: choosing to flourish in our future climate

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An architectural sketch of green space in a town centre with people sitting and walking in the area.

If you’re not part of the solution… how the public sector can deliver better places

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Designing a lower carbon Scotland

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An illustrative drawing of a row of buildings from a town centre drawn on an easel.

Learning from Midsteeple Quarter, Dumfries

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A drawing of people enjoying a large outdoor space with plants, trees, paths and benches. A bridge and a few buildings are visible in the background.

What is a whole-place collaborative approach and why does it matter?

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The end of the high street, or a step in its evolution?

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A drawing of people sitting on top of big 3-dimensional letters that form the words "there is no planet B" at a street party.

How has the pandemic changed the way we look at our places?

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People walking through Glasgow high street.

What is a place and why does it matter?

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An architectural sketch of green space in a town centre with people sitting and walking in the area.

Corporate Plan 2021-31 launched

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An architectural drawing of Glasgow Film Theatre the main part of the image is black and white with a key section highlighted in a warm red colour

Creating uplifting interiors for Glasgow Film Theatre

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A drawing of the Place Principle method with words 'shared ambitions..align efforts'

Introducing a place-based approach to housing

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Student Awards 2020: a look at this year’s winners

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An architectural image of a birds-eye view of Glasgow Green with a proposed development including a large arch

Student Awards 2020: our winners look to the future

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An architectural sketch of a high street and housing in a town centre with trees, grass and water running alongside it.

Design in a changing climate: new report launched

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An architectural concept of Paisley town centre's street and buildings to illustrate how repurposing historic places sustainably could look.

Repurposing and sustainable placemaking

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Building resilience in a crisis

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Vacant plot of land surrounded by flowers, bushes, grass and buildings around it.

The value of vacant and derelict land

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A person holding a sign up with the words 'There is No Planet B' at a rally.

Architecture education must respond to the climate crisis

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A close up photograph of a vegetable patch with rows of leeks sticking out of the brown soil

What is the role for community based urban food production?

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An aerial shot of Melbourne on a sunny day showing skyscrapers, trees, and roads.

Greening the grey: lessons from Melbourne

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The exterior of the Timber Awards Winning Project Macallan Distillers Visitor Experience Centre. The building's wavy design and green roof give the appearance of rolling hills.

World’s most co-ordinated distillery: Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience

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A dark auditorium in a cinema with a screen lit up with light around its edges.

A new room in the city: Glasgow Film Theatre

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A modern house building with larch cladding with Arthur Seat and the Crags in the distance.

Low carbon living: designing 22 Observatory Road

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A photograph of a small timber clad building sat in a Scottish landscape, the building has a large corner window.

New Steading: a magical little building in a glorious spot

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A photograph of a small timber clad building sat in a Scottish landscape, the building has a large corner window.

Best Use of Timber Awards 2019 exhibition

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A group of people stand on a concrete foundation on a building site with the sea, hills and blue skies visible behind

Housing to 2040 voices: the client’s experience | Dunbeg

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An aerial shot of the Paisley town centre showing a parking lot and an empty space behind existing buildings.

Housing to 2040 voices: the resident’s experience | Paisley

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A group of people stand on a concrete foundation on a building site with the sea, hills and blue skies visible behind

Housing to 2040 voices: the architect’s experience | Dunbeg

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A workshop with a large group of people sitting around a table looking at plans and drawings

Housing to 2040 voices: the community contact’s experience | Dunbeg

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An aerial shot of the Paisley town centre showing a parking lot and an empty space behind existing buildings.

Housing to 2040 voices: the architect’s experience | Paisley

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A black and white photograph of two adults and a child facing away from the camera underneath large umbrellas

Shared mobility and quality living

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A young woman cycles across a junction in Copenhagen on a snowy day.

Hedonistic urbanism: translating self-interest to social good

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The sun shining on sheep grazing in a field under electricity pylons in Scotland.

Planning for the transformation of energy

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A photograph of a building model featuring a sail like roof

A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2019 – The Results

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A public art sculpture consisting of the words 'Amazing Toyama' and a large white square that frames the white traditional Toyama Castle, a reconstructed flatland style castle flanked by a moat.

A caring place: Toyama as a city to suit its citizens

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An elderly person walks with a mobility aid along a pedestrian path surrounded by trees - the garden and care homes are set within a wider urban parkland

Stockholm’s garden of the senses

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Volunteers of Cycling Without Age and elderly people pose for a group photo in a park on trishaws.

Cycling without age: part two

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A carer shows a disabled woman from Blackwood Homes how to use a tablet.

Promoting independent living at Blackwood Homes

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A member of the Albion Trust Team smiles while listening to someone in a conversation.

Repurposing Norton Park

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A smiling elderly woman wearing glasses is looking at a smartphone screen.

A caring place: digital connections

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A row of modern terrace tenements/houses in Scotland made of multi-coloured bricks.

Housing choice

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Clycling Without Age volunteers and elderly people pose for a group photo in front of a pond in a park. Some are holding red balloons.

Cycling without age: part one

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A man using a miter saw in a room to cut wood.

Seven thoughts on the circular economy

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A photograph of a yellow toilet signs in an airport.

We need to talk about toilets!

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A man wearing a white hat and black jacket walking on a street pass a wall of shutters.

Can urban living be suitable for older people?

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A black and white image of an armchair with the word 'Sunflower Lounge' beneath it.

Making public places better for everyone

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Good accessible design is good for everyone

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A photograph of the river front in Dundee with V&A Dundee in the background and a woman relaxing on a lounger in the sunshine, and a man looking across the Tay

Walkable and caring town centres

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A mirror cube in a centre of a green space on top of a wooden decking with trees and buildings around it. There are two people looking at the cube.

Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture 2018 – Sarah Castle, Director, IF_DO

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A group of people walk behind a young man playing the bagpipes down a narrow lane of stone buildings with a large inflatable smiling mouth visible in the background

Venetians adopt Happenstance as their own free space

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A caring place: presentation at Cross Party Group

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An elderly man using a cane to walk down a long road with trees growing on each side of the road.

Regeneration with care in mind

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An elderly woman wearing glasses looks to the right.

The joy of having a project

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A person wearing a black hoodie walks on an empty high street.

How can we use design to help create a caring place?

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a group of young children play underneath a multi coloured inflatable object.

The Happenstance: freeing people to think about free space

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An elderly woman wearing a black coat crosses the street in a housing area in Scotland.

Could a ‘caring town’ housing concept transform our age?

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An elderly man using a laptop on a desk beside a window.

DIY smart living: creating a caring place

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An elderly lady wearing an apron washing carrots in the kitchen sink.

Re-imagining age and home

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People walking across a road in Glasgow in front of a row of houses and cars.

Why can't we live in town centres again?

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A woman watering plants in a community garden.

From eyesores to empowered spaces: getting Stalled Spaces off the ground

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A person writing on a yellow sticky note during a workshop.

Place Standard: housing in Shetland

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A person writing on a yellow sticky note during a workshop.

Place Standard: testing the tool in Irvine

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A photograph of the coastline in Lerwick, Shetland, with the hills covered in snow

Place Standard: corporate working in Shetland

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Place Standard: Arbroath

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Place Standard: discussing growth in South Queensferry

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A person writing on a yellow sticky note during a workshop.

Place Standard: Carnegie – three communities test the Place Standard Tool

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A person standing by a roadside looking out across the landscape in Cairngorms National Park.

Scottish Scenic Routes initiative

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A member of the public wearing an orange shirt reads a book in park at Kelvingrove, Glasgow.

Sir Harry Burns lecture on wellness

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An elderly woman wearing glasses looks to the right.

Dementia-friendly design: what is it and why is it important?

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