About the practice

Austin-Smith:Lord is a multi disciplinary architectural practice that provides architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, conservation architecture, sustainability design and interior design services to a wide client base throughout the UK. As AJ100 Practice of the Year 2010, Austin-Smith:Lord LLP is recognised as a leading architecture and design practice with offices in Glasgow, Cardiff and Liverpool.

Our Glasgow office has pioneered the development of “specialisms” with architects and teams carrying out work in a wide range of sectors. We’re the only practice in Scotland with RIAS advanced level accreditations in Conservation and Sustainability

Languages spoken

German

Spanish

French

Awards won

2014

Saltire Housing Design Award; Burns Wynd, Maybole

Scottish Design Award, Affordable Housing; Burns Wynd, Maybole

RICS Awards Wales, Project of the Year; Llanelly House

RICS Awards Wales, Building Conservation; Llanelly House

RICS Awards Northwest, Community Benefit Award; Liverpool Central Library

RICS Awards Northwest, Travel & Tourism Award;Liverpool Central Library

RICS Awards Northwest, Project of the Year; Liverpool Central Library

RIBA North West Conservation Award; Liverpool Central Library

RIBA North West Regional Award; Liverpool Central Library

LABC Cymru Traditional Craftmanship Award; Llanelly House

2013

Building Award; Best Technical Innovation; Liverpool Central Library

Brick Development Awards; Architects Choice International Award; Carmelite Monastery

CLAW Award; Best Building in Wales; Llanyrafon Manor

GIA Conservation Design Award; Calman Cancer Support Centre

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, Renewable Energy Project of the year; Roseisle Distillery

National Lottery Award Best Heritage Project; Calman Cancer Support Centre

North-West Regional Construction Awards, Regional Project of the Year; Liverpool Central Library

LABC North West Building Excellence Awards, Regional winner; Liverpool Central Library

Scottish Home Award, Senior Living Development of the Year; Mamore Street Housing Development

Low Carbon Building Awards High Commendation; Noreen & Kenneth Murray Library-University of Edinburgh

LABC Cymru Award, Best Education Building; Small Animals Unit, Carmarthenshire

Civic Trust Awards, Commendation; Base2stay

2012

Friends of Glasgow West Award; Calman Cancer Care Centre (former Gartnavel Royal Hospital Chapel)

RIBADownland Award, South-East Category, Guilford Civic (GLive Performing Arts Centre)

Merseyside Civic Society, Refurbishment Award; base2stay

Civic Trust Awards, Commendation; Parade and Drive, Saxton

LABCCymru Awards, Best Sustainable Building; Strategic Coordination Centre

LABCCymru Awards, Best Commercial Building over £5M; Strategic Coordination Centre

2011

Best of Welsh Design Awards: Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Architects Journal AJ100 Award: Regional North West Practice of the Year

Bronze Roses Design AwardB, Affordable Housing: Pearce Street, Govan

Herald Property Award, Social Housing Development of the Year: Pearce Street, Govan

MSA Award Commendation: People's History Museum, Manchester

MSA Award Winner Building of the Year: Stockport College, Manchester

MSA Award Winner Community: Stockport College, Manchester

RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award (Special Mention): Pearce Street Housing Development, Govan

NHSScotland Design Award (Highly Commended): Migdale Community Hospital

RIBA Award: Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University

RIBA Shortlist: Pearce Street Housing Development, Govan

RIBA Shortlist: Stockport College, Manchester

Saltire Housing Design Awards Shortlist,Large Scale Housing Development: Pearce Street, Govan

Saltire Housing Design Awards Shortlist, Large Scale Housing Development:Hill Street, Glasgow

Saltire Housing Design Awards Shortlist, Large Scale Housing Development: Greendykes, Edinburgh

Scottish Design Award Commendation, Affordable Housing: Pearce Street Housing Development, Govan

Scottish Design Award Commendation, Public Realm & Landscaping: Kilwinning Main Street

Scottish Home Award Shortlist, Senior Housing Development of the Year: Pearce Street, Govan

Scottish Home Award Shortlist, Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year: Pearce Street, Govan

Silver Roses Design Award, Education building: Stockport College, Manchester

Silver Roses Design Award, Public Realm/Landscaping: Kilwinning Main Street

2010

Architects Journal AJ100 Practice of the Year Award, Architects Journal

Architects Journal AJ100 Regional Welsh Practice of the Year, Architects Journal

Bronze Roses Design Award for Interior Design, Interiors: Maritime Dining Rooms, Liverpool

Building Better Healthcare Award for Best Sustainable Design: Girvan Community Hospital, Girvan

Civic Trust Award Commendation: Pendleton Gateway Centre, Salford

GMCCI Award, Building of the Year: People’s History Museum, Manchester

Gold Roses Design Award, Architecture Team of the Year

Health Facilities Scotland Award for Energy and Environment: Girvan Community Hospital, Girvan

Insider Property North West: North West Architects Practice of the Year

Insider Property Wales: Welsh Architects Practice of the Year

RIBA Shortlist: The Tom Reilly Building

RICS Scotland Award Sustainability Project of the Year: Roseisle Distillery, Morayshire

RICS Scotland Award, Overall Project of the Year: Roseisle Distillery, Morayshire

Scottish Design Award Commercial Project Category: Roseisle Distillery, Morayshire

Silver Roses Design Award, Education/Project: The Tom Reilly Building, Liverpool

Welsh BREEAM Award Bespoke Category: Welsh Assembly Government Building, Llandudno

2009

ACE National Award for Engineering Excellence, Highly Recommended: Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

BCSC Town Centre Environment Gold Award: Merthyr Regeneration River Taff and Lower High Street, Wales

Civic Trust Awards Mention: Leeds City Museum, Leeds

DIA Award for Best Commercial/Public Building: University of Dundee Main Library Extension, Dundee

LGN Street Design Award- Runner up in Pedestrian Environment Category: Merthyr Regeneration, Lower High Street, Wales

Museums and Heritage Magazine Readers Award: Leeds City Museum, Leeds

RICS Award ‘Pro Yorkshire’ Leisure and Tourism Award: Leeds City Museum, Leeds

RICS National Conservation Award Commended: St Francis Monastery, Gorton, Manchester

Roses Design Awards Regeneration Category Bronze: Clyde Gate Park and Riverside Walkway, Clydebank

RTPI Regeneration Network Award: Merthyr Regeneration River Taff and Lower High Street, Wales

Saltire Award Commendation in the Civil Engineering Category: Roseisle Distillery, Elgin

Saltire Housing Design Award: Doonholm, Corton Howe, Ayr

Silver White Rose Conservation Award: Leeds City Museum, Leeds

Welsh BREEAM Award Commendation: Caernarfon Criminal Justice Centre, Caernarfon

2008

‘Built in Quality’ Award: St Francis Monastery, Gorton, Manchester

BURA Award: St Francis Monastery, Gorton, Manchester

Civic Trust Awards Commendation: Leeds Discovery Centre, Leeds

Civic Trust Awards Commendation: St Francis Monastery, Gorton, Manchester

Commendation Leeds Architecture Awards: Leeds Discovery Centre, Leeds

Juice FM Style Award: The FACT Centre, Liverpool

Leeds Architecture Restoration Awards: Leeds City Museum, Leeds

Liverpool Architectural Society Awards, Sport, Leisure, Cultural and Best Liverpool Building: The Bluecoat, Liverpool

MCCI Building of the Year Award: Three Piccadilly Place, Manchester

Mersey Civic Society Awards: Best Refurbishment,The Bluecoat

MSA Design Awards Community Commendation: Salford Central Station, Manchester

MSA Design Awards Community Education: John Rylands Library, Manchester

MSA Design Awards Conservation & Reuses Conversion: Monastery of St Francis, Gorton, Manchester

RIBA Award: John Rylands Library, Manchester

RIBA Award: The Bluecoat, Liverpool

RICS Awards Commendation in the Community Benefit Category: Slaidburn Village Hall, Lancashire

Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning: Kilmarnock Conservation Area Maintenance Guide

Welsh BREEAM Award Bespoke Category: Construction Technology Centre, Pembrokeshire College, Pembrokeshire

2007

BCO Small Projects Award: Station Plaza, Pennyburn Road, Kilwinning

Insider Property Awards North West, Lancashire Category Peoples' Choice Building Award: Blackburn Railway Station, Lancashire

MCCI Building of the Year Award: John Rylands Library, Manchester

MCR Awards Best Iconic Building: John Rylands Library, Manchester

MSA Design Awards Un-built Community: People’s History Museum, Manchester

North East Tourism for All Award Bronze: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

North East Tourism, Sustainable Award Silver: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

Property Week Green Building Award: Three Piccadilly Place, Manchester

Roses Design Award for Best Affordable Housing Project: George Place, Dunure Road, Ayr

Roses Design Award for Best Re-Use of a Listed Building: John Rylands Library, Manchester

Roses Design Award for Structural Design: John Rylands Library, Manchester

2006

2000-2006: County Durham Objective 2 Partnership Award for Physical Development: Locomotion: the National Railway Museum, Shildon

European Heritage Association Best Heritage Award: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

European Museum of the Year Award for noteworthy achievements in improving access to its Museum Collections, Commendation: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

MSA Design Awards: University of Liverpool Sports Centre, Liverpool

North East Tourism Best Family Experience Award, Bronze: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

North East Tourism Large Visitor Attraction Award, Bronze: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

Saltire Housing Design Award Commendation: Seabank, Girvan

Scottish Design Award Commendation Affordable Housing: Seabank, Girvan

The Green Apple Award for Contributions to the Built Environment, Gold: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

2005

(CLAW) Welsh Building of the Year Award: Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre, Newport

Built-in Quality Regional Award: Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, Newport

Conservation Award: Care of Collection: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

Consortium for Local Authorities in Wales Building of the Year Award: Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre, Newport

Glasgow Institute of Architects Commendation: Station Plaza, Pennyburn Road, Kilwinning

Gulbenkian Prize Finalist for Museum of the Year: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

Museum and Heritage Awards for Excellence: Permanent Exhibition: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

Retail and Leisure Property Awards: Best Single Use Leisure Scheme: University of Liverpool Sports Centre, Liverpool

Saltire Awards Special Mention: North Werber Road, Fettes

Society of the History of Technology Worldwide Diner Award for Outstanding Museum Work: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

2004

Civic Trust Awards Commendation: The FACT Centre, Liverpool

County Durham Environment Awards: Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, Shildon

Environmental Award: 'Locomotion' National Railway Museum, Shildon

Saltire Awards Special Mention: Maybole, Ayrshire

Scottish Design Awards Residential Commendation: Maybole, Ayrshire

2003

Community Scotland’s ‘Sustainable Community’ Award: Earl Rise, Earl Crescent, Dundonald

Homes for Scotland Best Greenfield Housing Award: The Drum, Bo’Ness, West Lothian

Macclesfield Civic Society Award: Macclesfield Silk Museum, Macclesfield

MSA Design Awards Commendation: The FACT Centre, Liverpool

National Homebuilder Design Award (Best use of a Brownfield Site): Port Marine, Portishead

Phoenix Premier Award for ‘Total Concept’: Muslim Cemetery, Hainault

Roses Design Awards Best Regeneration Scheme Award: The FACT Centre, Liverpool

Roses Design Awards Most Sustainable Scheme Award: Earl Rise, Earl Crescent, Dundonald

Saltire Award: Earl Rise, Earl Crescent, Dundonald

2002

Bradford District Design Awards for Architecture: National Media Museum, Bradford

Civic Trust Award: Commendation: Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

Civic Trust Award: Oldham Central Bus Station, Oldham

Pembroke Dock Civic Society Award: Pembroke Dock Community Primary School, Pembrokeshire

Roses Design Awards, Best Regeneration Scheme Commendation: Blackburn Railway Station, Blackburn

2001

Civic Trust Award: Homes for the Future, Glasgow

Civic Trust Awards Commendation: Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre, Derbyshire

Ian Allen National Railway Heritage Award: Liverpool Lime Street Station, Liverpool

International Olympic Committee IAKS Bronze Award: The Manchester Arena, Manchester

MSA Design Awards Best Building: Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

RTPI Regional Best Urban Regeneration Award: Oldham Central Bus Station, Oldham

2000

Civic Trust Awards Commendation: National Media Museum, Bradford

Country Living Awards: Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre, Derbyshire

National House Builder Design Awards Best House in Scotland: Homes for the Future, Glasgow

National House Builder Design Awards Best House of the Future: Homes for the Future, Glasgow

RIAS Commendation: Balloch Launch Facility, Loch Lomond

RIAS Supreme Award: Homes for the Future, Glasgow