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Saint-Gobain continues to support 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 third year running.

The RIAS/Saint-Gobain Emerging Architect 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 ‘We are pleased to be partnering with RIAS to recognise developing architectural talent in Scotland through this award.

“It’s fantastic that sustainability, health and wellbeing are key judging criteria for this award as Saint-Gobain champion sustainable construction through the development of innovative products and solutions.

“Saint-Gobain has a particular focus on innovation and wellbeing as key pieces in its mission is to create great living places and improve daily lives. The Emerging Architect Award has consistently produced shortlists full of innovative architecture and we’re looking forward to seeing what is in store this year.”

Stewart Henderson, President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland commented: “The Royal Incorporation is delighted that Saint-Gobain is, once again, supporting the RIAS/Saint-Gobain Emerging Architect Award.  Like the Incorporation, Saint-Gobain emphasises quality and sustainability in all that it does.  As 2018 is the Scottish Government’s ‘Year of Young People’ this important and prestigious award fits well and Saint-Gobain’s involvement reinforces the enormous importance of emerging talent to the future of Scotland’s built environment.”

The deadline for award submissions is Tuesday 27th February. For more information about the award or to enter, visit: www.rias.org.uk/awards/rias-awards/

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