Scottish architects lead six-strong Camphill School competition shortlist

Collective Architecture and Hoskins Architects have been named among six practices to be shortlisted to design a £10 million transformation of Camphill School in Aberdeen.

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced the firms alongside Anderson Bell + Christie, James F Stephen Architects, jmarchitects and Scott Brownrigg as the names in contention from 50 strong submissions received from practices across the UK.

RIAS Consultancy is acting as advisor to Camphill School Aberdeen in the management of the competitive process to select an architect and multi-disciplinary design team to deliver a the £10m capital investment development over two of its three campuses (Murtle Estate and Camphill Estate).

An architectural proposal is sought that can be delivered within the proposed budget. The proposals must be sympathetic to the existing campus arrangement and respect the already established links, whilst enhancing the quality of the school and its surroundings. It is intended that the successful architect or practice will be awarded the commission and delivery of the project through all stages of the RIBA Plan of Work.

Camphill executive director, Alex Busch, said: “We were extremely impressed with the interest generated in the project and with the calibre of the stage 1 submissions. We would like to thank all practices for their time and efforts at this stage and we are looking forward to the next stage of the selection process with the shortlisted practices.”

Alex Donaldson, director of the Edinburgh studio Scott Brownrigg, told Scottish Construction Now: “The Camphill movement is nothing short of incredible. We are inspired by the prospect of being involved in any manner we can in continuing the journey. It is truly thrilling.”

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