Supporting the creation of truly healing places and healthier communities across Scotland.
The Place Standard tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place.
Learn more about our work across the learning estate and our collaboration with local authorities to regenerate spaces for learning, by design.
Scotland has a tradition of creating distinctive places; derived from a deep understanding of local context and opportunities.
Stalled Spaces Scotland aims to encourage and support communities to bring stalled spaces or derelict and vacant land back into temporary use.
Find out more about our work on sustainability and materials here.
Assisting those responsible for the development of the built environment by offering informed advice on the design quality of proposals.
To promote wider learning and supporting capacity building in the built environment A&DS initiated a forum for Public Sector Clients in 2014.
Making Places: This project is about community empowerment and capacity building through community events and workshops.
Town Centre Living: How we can use design to help create a caring place? What value does design bring? Join the conversation!
Information for communities about how Architecture and Design Scotland gets involved in the development of places across Scotland.
A guide of the NHSScotland Design Assessment Process (NDAP), which helps to establish the link between business case and design objectives.
Repurposing Learning Space: Tests of Change - Information resource
Local Authority Urban Design Forum (LAUDF) meeting - report
Supporting NHSScotland Health Boards and their partners in the creation of successful healthcare facilities by sharing best practice.
A library offering visitors a chance to explore and analyse a wide range of sustainable building materials by A&DS at The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Architecture and Design Scotland is a key partner in Retrofit Scotland, a collaboration of organisations established to disseminate best practice...
A number of case studies are on show in Material Considerations highlighting excellent examples of sustainable buildings projects.