From the entries for the 2019 RIAS Awards, seven 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.
Judging took place recently against a range of criteria, including architectural integrity; usability and context; delivery and execution; and sustainability. This year’s judges were Prof. Sadie Morgan, dRMM (Chair), Henry McKeown, jm architects and Prof. Mona Siddiqui OBE Hon FRIAS. The winner was announced live at a dinner at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh on 4th October by Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government and the Doolan family.
The award is generously supported by the late Andrew Doolans mother and family and by the Scottish Government.