25 of Scotland’s best new buildings named on RIAS shortlist

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The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced a 25 strong shortlist for its 2018 awards.

The judging panel for this year, which whittled down the shortlist from 76 entries, includes RIAS President, Stewart Henderson, Joanna van Heyningen OBE RIBA, van Heyningen and Haward Architects (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects), Stuart McKill, senior executive and managing director, Saint-Gobain (Emerging Architect Award representative), Jon Stevenson, director of Wood for Good (Timber Award representative) and Rachel Tennant Hon FRIAS, Landscape Institute Scotland.

Ian Gilzean FRIAS, chief architect at the Scottish Government (Client of the Year Award representative) and Steven Robb, deputy head of casework, Heritage Directorate at Historic Environment Scotland (Conservation and Climate Change Award representative) were also on the shortlisting panel.

RIAS President Stewart Henderson said: “When shortlisting this year’s entries for awards the panel were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions. The quality of architecture being produced the length and breadth of the country is hugely impressive. Practices, large and small, continue to demonstrate the strength and purpose of the profession in Scotland.”

The shortlist for Scotland comprises the following buildings (shown alphabetically):

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, designed by Richard Murphy Architects for Fife Council, won the 2017 RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award. Having already won multiple RIAS Awards, the Library will be considered for a RIBA National Award 2018.

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