Winners announced in A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2012

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The winners of the annual Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Scottish Student Awards for Architecture

 were announced at a ceremony held at The Lighthouse, Glasgow, on July 5th.

The awards – now in their 10th year – aim to recognise the talent of student architects and are awarded in a number of categories.

The 2012 winners are:

The RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for best 5th year student
Winner: Sam Wilson – University of Dundee

Well-established and conventional approaches are strongly challenged in these drawings and a strong and convincing new architectural voice emerges.” (Extract from judges’ comments)

Architecture and Design Scotland Award for Best 3rd Year Student
Winner: Jack Taylor – Mackintosh School of Architecture

The drawings are seductive and powerfully communicate space and light.
(Extract from judges’ comments)

Architecture + Design Scotland Urban Design Award
Winner: Michal Scieszka and Dale Smith – University of Strathclyde

Through independent thinking and sophisticated analysis this project gets it spot on!
(Extract from judges’ comments)

Architecture + Design Scotland Sust. Award for Sustainable Design
Winner: Michal Scieszka and Dale Smith – University of Strathclyde

Social and urban sustainability issues are explored and addressed in this careful and intelligent project.
(Extract from judges’ comments)

The RIAS Drawing Award
Winner: John Kennedy – University of Strathclyde

These drawings are evocative of process and thereby go well beyond simple notions of well-drawn buildings – they are truly architectural.
(Extract from judges’ comments)

The winning entries will be on display in The Lighthouse from the end of July and offers a rare opportunity for the public and profession to see the best work of students from all of Scotland’s Schools of Architecture together in one space.

Speaking about the Awards, A&DS Depute Chair Graham Ross said

these awards celebrate the high standard of work and ideas from best students at Scotland’s schools of architecture. The forthcoming exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for the public and profession to view the work from these talented, young designers.

RIAS President Sholto Humphries commented

our annual student awards mark the extraordinarily high standard of architectural education in Scotland. Students from throughout the world come here and Scotland’s five schools of architecture are major contributors to the evolution of architecture across the planet.

The full Judge’s Report is available to download from this page.

This year’s A&DS and RIAS Student Awards Exhibition will be on show in The Lighthouse, Glasgow, from July 30th until the 5th October 2012.

The awards are supported by the Scottish Government and sponsored by RIAS Insurance Services.

This year’s judges were:

Sholto Humphries, RIAS President
Sandy Robinson, Principal Architect, Scottish Government
Prof Kathryn Findlay RIAS, Ushida Findlay Architects
Steve Malone, Architecture + Design Scotland

Full List of Awards and Commendations:

RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for Best Scottish Student
Winner:
Sam Wilson – University of Dundee

Commended:
Calum Paterson – Scott Sutherland School of Architecture

Architecture + Design Scotland Award for Best 3rd Year Student
Winner:
Jack Taylor – Mackintosh School of Architecture

Highly Commended:
Josh Murphy – Mackintosh School of Architecture

Architecture + Design Scotland Urban Design Award
Winner:
Michal Scieszka and Dale Smith – University of Strathclyde

Highly Commended:
Douglas Tullie, Ben Watson and Phoebe Yu – ESALA

Commended:
Ruth Acheson, Shona Black and Stephen Wilson – ESALA

A&DS Sust. Award for Sustainable Design
Winner:
Michal Scieszka and Dale Smith – University of Strathclyde

The RIAS Drawing Award
Winner:
John Kennedy – University of Strathclyde

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