Gareth Hoskins, one of Scotland’s best-known architects, has died at the age of 48.
A former UK and Scottish Architect of the Year winner, he established Glasgow-based Hoskins Architects in 1998. In 2008 Mr Hoskins was made a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).
President of RIAS, Willie Watt, said, “First and foremost, this is a tragedy for Gareth’s family. Our hearts go out to them. It is also a tremendous loss to architecture in Scotland. Gareth’s prolific and award-winning firm has been among the leading architectural practices in Scotland for nearly two decades. His many prestigious projects for major national cultural organisations includes the 2011 RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland winning reconfiguration of the National Museum of Scotland.
“More recently, his practice has diversified and now operates from its original base in Glasgow and from Berlin. Gareth’s international reputation was growing steadily and he was a tremendous ambassador for Scottish architecture. As all who knew him will also testify, he was a very nice man who, despite his success and growing fame, was invariably modest. As a practitioner and teacher, he excelled. Scottish architecture is much the lesser with his parting.”
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Tweeted, “Very sad to hear of the death of Gareth Hoskins, one of Scotland’s finest architects. My thoughts with his family.”