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Home News 2017 SAINT-GOBAIN CONTINUES SUPPORT OF RIAS EMERGING ARCHITECT AWARD

SAINT-GOBAIN CONTINUES SUPPORT OF RIAS EMERGING ARCHITECT AWARD

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Saint-Gobain in Scotland is sponsoring the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Emerging Architect Award for the second year running.

The award is open to project architects of RIAS Award submissions under the age of 40, with all types of architectural developments eligible for entry. Entries will be judged by leading industry experts, with particular attention paid to the sustainability of projects in addition to health and wellbeing considerations of the entries.

Stuart McKill, Sustainable Habitat Leader for Saint-Gobain in Scotland, said:

“Saint-Gobain has been operating in Scotland for many years, with a presence of 22 brands including Jewson, Graham The Plumbers’ Merchant, British Gypsum, Celotex and Weber.

“It’s great to see sustainability, along with health and wellbeing, as key judging criteria for this award. We encourage sustainable construction through the development of innovative products and solutions that contribute to energy efficient, comfortable and healthy environments, particularly through the  Multi Comfort building concept and Great Places solutions

“We are pleased to be supporting RIAS once again, sponsoring an award that recognises young talent in Scotland. We look forward to seeing some of Scotland’s most innovative new architecture, as well as celebrating the achievements of young architects in Scotland at the beginning of their careers.”

Neil Baxter, CEO of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland commented: “The Royal Incorporation is delighted that Saint-Gobain is, once again, supporting this important and prestigious award. Like the Incorporation, Saint-Gobain emphasises quality and sustainability in all that it does. Their involvement in this award reinforces the crucial importance of emerging talent to the future of Scotland’s built environment.”

For more information about the award, or to enter, visit: http://www.rias.org.uk/awards/rias-awards/rias-awards-2017/  

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