RIAS Awards 2013

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RIAS Awards 2013

On Wednesday 12th June the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) hosted its annual Awards Dinner and announced twelve winners, representing the very best of current Scottish architecture.

The judging panel included RIAS President Iain Connelly, Dr Joyce Deans CBE PPRIAS, Lori McElroy MBE of Architecture and Design Scotland, Kathy Li of the Mackintosh School of Architecture and Roger Stephenson OBE, representing the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Iain Connelly, President of the RIAS, commented:

75 submissions from throughout Scotland, ranging in cost from zero to over £30m is a tremendous vote of confidence. It absolutely confirms that this award, in only its second year, is now the single most important recognition of architectural achievement in Scotland.

In the second year of the restyled awards the RIAS has again teamed up with Forestry Commission Scotland and Wood for Good but also this year with Zero Waste Scotland with prestigious sub-category awards. The winners of two of the special case awards were:

Wood for Good/Forestry Commission Scotland Award for the Best Use of Timber

Abbotsford Visitor Reception Building, Melrose
LDN Architects (Client: Abbotsford Trust)

Commended: The Turf House, Isle of Skye
Rural Design (Client: Indi & Rebecca Waterstone)

Andy Leitch, Timber Development Policy Advisor at Forestry Commission Scotland said:

We are delighted to continue to be involved in the RIAS awards as we feel it is important to celebrate the imaginative and innovative use of responsibly sourced timber products by the architecture community in Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland Award for Resource Efficiency

Dunfermline High School
Fife Council Property Services (Client: Fife Council Education Service)

Commended: Malin House, Dunstaffnage
ADF Architects (Client: Highlands & Islands Enterprise)

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland said:

I’m delighted to announce Fife Council Property Services as the winner of the Resource Efficiency Award in recognition of the construction of Dunfermline High School. They have shown a commendable effort in ensuring that resource efficiency is integrated into the design of the school, from the initial construction to the performance use and disposal of materials at the end of life.

Image credits:
Paul Zanre Photography
Nigel Rigden
Andrew Beveridge, Fife Council Corporate Services
Dennis Hardley

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