The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has revealed the 23 projects which have been shortlisted for its 2016 awards.
The shortlist includes two projects by Reiach and Hall – a health centre in East Kilbride and the City of Glasgow College’s Riverside Campus which it completed with Michael Laird Architects – as well as a food factory by Taylor Architecture Practice, Collective Architecture’s library revamp, and a primary school by Walters & Cohen.
Also in the running for the annual awards are Studio Weave’s Midden Studio, a 121-home village extension by Proctor and Matthews, and BTE Architecture’s Pyramid Viewpoint.
Willie Watt, President of the RIAS, said: “It seems appropriate, in this RIAS Centenary year, that we have such a strong and diverse shortlist. While fees and procurement continue to challenge all of us our awards celebrate the very best that is being built in Scotland. This is a tremendous list which goes in scale from a small house extension/reconfiguration to major education provision.
“Geographically although, unusually, there are no Island visits, we will travel from a factory in Dumfriesshire to a lookout tower in Sutherland. This is a list that fully demonstrates the privilege of living in our magnificent wee country and just how architects have embraced the responsibility that brings with it.”
The judging panel for this year, chaired by Willie Watt PRIAS, also includes Denise Bennetts FRIAS (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects), Alan Jones PPRSUA Hon FRIAS,Andy Leitch (Forestry Commission Scotland) and Stuart McKill (Saint-Gobain).
The winning schemes will go on to be eligible for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award and the RIBA Stirling Prize.
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