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

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The winners of the annual A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture were announced at the RIAS Convention on Friday 4 October. The student awards now in their 17th year is a collaboration between A&DS, RIAS and the Scottish Government to highlight the richness of talent in Scotland’s schools of architecture.

New for this 2019 was that students were able to submit their own work. There were over 40 projects submitted and the shortlisting was a challenging task for the jury.

 The full shortlist is available here. 

The first two awards on the page are selected from all the shortlisted entries and look specifically at the sustainability credentials of the projects and the quality of drawing and visual communication.

 

A&DS Sustainable Design Award:
Winning Project

Kate Le Masurier and Andrew Chavet

Crafting the Liminal: A Clay Scaffold for Calcutta’s Pavements
University of Edinburgh

Judges’ Comments:

The scheme looks at adapting, retention and reuse rather than a new building. It considers local and natural materials, reflecting the climate and environment of India, and appears to have a sustainability agenda embedded throughout the proposals.

Crafting the Liminal: A Clay Scaffold for Calcutta’s Pavements – Kate Le Masurier and Andrew Chavet, University of Edinburgh

RIAS Andy MacMillan Drawing Award
Winning Project

Jodie Kellas Wilson

Strangely Familiar
Glasgow School of Art   

Judges’ Comments:

A stunning and cohesive collection of drawings. It presents beautiful patterns, with great choices of perspective. The interplay between the rendered visuals and the simple yet beautiful CAD drawings is particularly clever, with the overall composition showing great confidence and refinement.

Architecture and Design Scotland Urban Design Award:
Winning Project

Kate Le Masurier and Andrew Chavet
Crafting the Liminal:
A Clay Scaffold for Calcutta’s Pavements

University of Edinburgh 

Judges’ Comments:

The scheme is to be applauded. It looks at repairing parts of the city, and knitting spaces together, achieving this by using existing architecture with carefully considered architectural interventions. This proposal is presented through some amazing drawings, showing a clear consideration and response to the complexity of the issues that the city is trying to tackle.

 

Architecture and Design Scotland Award for Best 3rd Year Student

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Rachel Catherine Kelly

nor’THEATRE
University of Edinburgh  

Judges’ Comments:

This project, on a very topical issue, is very well considered and beautifully presented. The design is well thought through and presents a cohesive and intriguing scheme.

 

nor’THEATRE – Rachel Catherine Kelly, ESALA

 

Architecture and Design Scotland Award for Best 3rd Year Student:
WINNING PROJECT

Charles Dunn

The Clyde Laboratory / A Folly sits in the Forest,
Glasgow School of Art    

Judges’ Comments:

The Clyde Laboratory is a stunning project. It displays a confidence in doing something simple. The drawings are beautiful and work well with the materiality samples and the plan.

Clyde Laboratory – Charles Dunn, Glasgow School of Art

RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for Best Scottish Student: 
Winning Project

Jodie Kellas Wilson

Strangely Familiar
Glasgow School of Art

Judges’ Comments:

This is a phenomenal piece of work, sweetly integrated into its environment. A proposal for a museum of city spaces, it is all about the spaces showing a very subtle approach to the light. Simply beautiful.

Strangely Familiar – Jodie Kellas Wilson, Glasgow School of Art

Judges on the awards were:

  • Ben Addy, Founder and Director, Moxon Architects
  • Malcolm Fraser, Fraser/Livingston and RIAS Trustee
  • Kuan Loh, Senior Architect, Scottish Government
  • Caroline Parkinson, Board Member A&DS and Danny Hunter, Principal Architect A&DS.

An exhibition on all the shortlisted and winning projects is available on Level 2 at The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow.

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