The fifth RIAS/RIBA Awards again prompted an excellent response. An impressive 67 submissions were received. The judges had to select their shortlist from projects ranging from Kirkcudbright to Shetland. Entries ranged from throughout Scotland and in value from a few thousand pounds to tens of millions. The judge’s shortlist of 23 includes projects from Melrose to Sutherland.
The judges for this year’s awards are Willie Watt PRIAS (Chair), Denise Bennetts FRIAS, Bennetts Associates (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects), Alan Jones Hon FRIAS, Past President of RSUA, Andy Leitch, Timber Development Policy Advisor for Forestry Commission Scotland (timber specialist) and Stuart McKill, Senior Executive and Managing Director of Saint-Gobain. We are grateful to the Forestry Commission Scotland/Wood for Good, Historic Environment Scotland, Saint-Gobain, the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland for their generous support of our special awards.
This prestigious, black tie, event, presented by Scottish Television’s Political Editor, Bernard Ponsonby, was the most significant celebration of the RIAS’ 100th birthday. It featured a number of Honorary Fellowship presentations to leading international Scots and included the presentation of this year’s RIAS Awards (which became the shortlist for Doolan 2016), the announcement of the RIBA Awards for Scotland and the presentation of the Forestry Commission Scotland/ Wood for Good, Historic Environment Scotland, Saint-Gobain (Emerging Architect), Scottish Government (Client of the Year) and Zero Waste Scotland special category awards.
The Awards Dinner was generously sponsored by Geze, Hadden Construction, Nevin of Edinburgh and Senior Architectural Systems. The RIAS is very grateful for their support.