The sixth RIAS/RIBA Awards again prompted an excellent response. An impressive 84 submissions were received. The judges had to select their shortlist from projects ranging from house extensions to major urban masterplans. Entries ranged from throughout Scotland and in value from a few thousand pounds to tens of millions. The judge’s shortlist of 27 includes projects from Dumfries to Wester Ross.
Once again we are very grateful to all the entrants who have sanguinely adopted an “...it’s the taking part” attitude. As most architects are well aware, every opportunity for promotion comes with the little glimmer of hope that somebody might see something they like. Commissions sometimes arise from the unlikeliest of sources.
The judges for this year’s awards are Karen Anderson FRIAS (Forestry Commission Scotland/Wood for Good representative), Lorraine Landels Hon FRIAS, Buro Happold, Stuart McKnight RIBA of MUMA (RIBA representative) and Ole Wiig FRIAS, Narud Stokke Wiig, Oslo. We are grateful to Forestry Commission Scotland/ Wood for Good, Historic Environment Scotland, Saint-Gobain, Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland for their generous support of our special awards.
This prestigious, black tie, event, presented by BBC Radio Scotland’s John Beattie, included the presentation of this year’s RIAS Awards (which became the shortlist for Doolan 2017), 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.