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RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2013

From the seventy five entries for the 2013 RIAS Awards, twelve 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 withKaren Anderson FRIAS, Chair of A+DS, Christophe Egret Hon FRIAS of Studio Egret West, London and Indira van ’t Klooster, Editor-in-Chief of A10 New European Architecture magazine.

After lengthy deliberations the judges felt that five projects deserved a special mention. They were The Chapel of St Albert the Great, Edinburgh Simpson & Brown Architects; Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education (Stirling Campus), Reiach and Hall Architects; The Ghost of Water Row, Govan, Edo Architecture; Sir Duncan Rice Library, Aberdeen, schmidt hammer lassen architects and The Thomas Telford Parliamentary Church, North Uist, Patience & Highmore.

The judges were unanimous in their decision that this year’s award should go to Maggie’s Gartnavel, Glasgow, OMA (Client: Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust).

Presentation Ceremony

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, announced the result of this year’s award at a presentation at the Scottish Parliament on 7th November 2013.