RIAS Awards 2019 shortlist announced

Image: Martin Lambie

THE Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced the shortlist for its 2019 awards.

The 19-strong list features a diverse range of projects from across Scotland including a theatre in Perth, a secondary school in West Calder and a family home on the Isle of Skye.

Judging will take place at the end of April and the RIAS Awards winners will be announced at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on 30 May.

President of the RIAS, Robin Webster OBE commented, “This year’s judges were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions and found shortlisting very difficult indeed.

“This is an impressive list of buildings that all show the ambitious level of excellence that architects and their clients can achieve, and I hope that communities, government and local authorities, along with everyone else who needs to procure buildings will look at these examples and ensure that their ambitions match them. Our awards celebrate the very best that is being built in Scotland.”

The judging panel for this year includes Professor John Cole CBE Hons FRIAS (Chair), Joanna van Heyningen OBE RIBA, van Heyningen and Haward Architects (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects), Catriona Hill of CH Architecture and Peter McCaughey, WAVEparticle.

Stuart McKill, Saint-Gobain (Emerging Architect Award judge) and Jon Stevenson (Timber Award judge) will join the judges on tour to judge their specific awards only. Steven Robb, deputy head of casework, Heritage Directorate at Historic Environment Scotland (Conservation and Climate Change Award representative) was also involved in the shortlisting discussions. The Scottish Government is supporting the Scotland’s Client of the Year Award.

The shortlist for Scotland (listed alphabetically):

Bayes Centre, Edinburgh (contract value not for publication)
Bennetts Associates for University of Edinburgh

Image: Keith Hunter

The Black House, Isle of Skye (contract value not for publication)
Dualchas Architects Ltd for a Private Client

Image: David Barbour

Briongos MacKinnon House, Strathaven (contract value not for publication)
Richard Murphy Architects Limited for Colin MacKinnon

Image: Martin Lambie

Brodie Castle – Playful Garden Visitor Centre, Forres (£1.2 m)
Hoskins Architects for The National Trust for Scotland

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Broomlands Primary School, Kelso (£8 m)
Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design Ltd for Scottish Borders Council

Image: Andrew Lee

Cairngorms National Park Authority Headquarters, Grantown-on-Spey (£1 m)
Moxon Architects Ltd for Seafield Estate

Image: Simon Kennedy

Collective on Calton Hill, Edinburgh (£4 m)
Collective Architecture for City of Edinburgh Council and Collective

Image: Susie Lowe

Hendrick’s Gin Palace, Girvan (£13 m)
Michael Laird Architects for William Grant & Son

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The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Craigellachie (£140 m)
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for Edrington

Image: Joas Souza

Mackintosh at the Willow, Glasgow (contract value not for publication)
Simpson & Brown for Willow Tea Rooms Trust

Image: Alexander Fraser

Orchard Brae School, Aberdeen (£17.5 m)
jmarchitects for hub North Scotland

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Perth Theatre (£11.38 m)
Richard Murphy Architects Limited for Horsecross Arts Ltd

Image: Keith Hunter

The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness (contract value not for publication)
Trail Architects for Ark Estates

Image: Ewen Weatherspoon

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service – The Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh (£30 m)Reiach and Hall Architects for Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

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St. John’s Church – Alteration and Extension, Edinburgh (£2.35 m)
LDN Architects for Cornerstone Developments (Edinburgh) Ltd

Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow (£2.92 m)
Elder and Cannon Architects for Tollcross Housing Association

Image: Andrew Lee

Tragerhaus, Glasgow (contract value not for publication)
HAUS Collective Ltd for Linda and James Laws

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V&A Dundee (£80.1 m)
Kengo Kuma & Associates with PiM.studio Architects and James F Stephen Architects for Dundee City Council

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West Calder High School (£32 m)
NORR Consultants Limited for West Lothian Council

Image: Keith Hunter