RIAS confirms shortlist for Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award

THE Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has confirmed the seven-strong shortlist for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award.

The winner will be announced at a dinner at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh on 4th October.

The seven finalists are as follows:

The Black House, Isle of Skye
Dualchas Architects Ltd for a Private Client

Image credit: David Barbour

Collective on Calton Hill, Edinburgh
Collective Architecture for City of Edinburgh Council and Collective

Image credit: Susie Lowe

The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Craigellachie
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for Edrington

Image credit: Joas Souza

Mackintosh at the Willow, Glasgow
Simpson & Brown for Willow Tea Rooms Trust

Image credit: Alexander Fraser

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service – The Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh
Reiach and Hall Architects for Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

Image Credit: Andrew Lee

Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow
Elder and Cannon Architects for Tollcross Housing Association

Image credit: Andrew Lee

V&A Dundee
Kengo Kuma & Associates with PiM.studio Architects and James F Stephen Architects for Dundee City Council

Image credit: Hufton + Crow

RIAS revealed that judging will take place at the end of September, with criteria including architectural integrity; usability and context; delivery and execution; and sustainability.

Last year’s prize went to Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive designed by Reiach and Hall.