From the seventy one entries for the 2012 RIAS Awards fourteen buildings were shortlisted for the Doolan. The panel looked for projects which showed innovation and design excellence, irrespective of size or type. Other key considerations were: detailing, accessibility, environmental issues and technical skill.
The panel of judges was chaired by Professor Andy MacMillan OBE FRIAS with Ian Gilzean FRIAS of the Scottish Governments Architecture and Place Division, Kerr Robertson FRIAS of Glasgow City Council and Daphne Thissen Hon FRIAS, Cultural Attache, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The judges felt that five projects deserved a special mention. They were: Corinthian Club, Glasgow, G1 Group; Fore Street, Glasgow, Hypostyle Architects; Heathfield Primary School, Ayr, Holmes Miller; House at Boreraig, Skye, Dualchas Building Design and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Page\Park Architects.
The judges were unanimous in their decision that this years award should go to Maggies Gartnavel, Glasgow, OMA (Client: Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust).
Fiona Hyslop MSP, Scotlands Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, announced the result of this years award at a presentation at the Scottish Parliament on 8th November 2012.