RIAS begins search for Scotland’s favourite building

RIASThe professional body for all of Scotland’s architects is asking the public to nominate their favourite Scottish buildings from the last 100 years.

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is launching the initiative to mark the centenary of its founding, next year.

Members of the public are asked to email the name, address and architects (if known) of their favourite building in Scotland from between the years 1916–2015 (to liz.baillie@rias.org.uk). Buildings can be of any type located anywhere in Scotland but should be still standing.

RIAS president Willie Watt said: “The last hundred years have seen two world wars, the heady days of the 1920’s and 1960’s, economic ups and downs and now a shared desire for sustainability.”

Participants are asked to nominate their favourite buildings and explain (in no more than 30 words), why they particularly like them.

The top five submissions will each receive a voucher for £100.00 to spend in the Royal Incorporation’s Bookshop, which also stocks high quality gifts, cards, ceramics and Lego models.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday 30th October 2015. An expert panel of leading historians and architects will shortlist the top 100 Scottish buildings of the last century which will be announced on 3rd December at the launch of the Festival of Architecture 2016.

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