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March 25, 2010

RIAS Announces Strong Scottish Shortlist for 2010 RIBA Awards

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced a Scottish shortlist of sixteen buildings for the 2010 RIBA Awards. David Dunbar, President of the RIAS, commented: “We received the largest ever submission to the UK’s most prestigious awards and the result is a fantastic shortlist of sixteen very varied projects, including a masterplan, housing, major conservation work, hospital and education provision and even a distillery. All this comes at a time when life has never been more difficult or demanding for the architectural profession and the construction industry but all of it demonstrates that good architecture can have a huge positive impact on peoples’ lives and Scotland’s economy.”

The shortlist for Scotland comprises the following buildings (listed alphabetically):

Aberdeen Regional Sports Facility, Aberdeen
Reiach and Hall Architects

Balnearn Boathouse (private residence), Perthshire
McKenzie Strickland Associates

Collier Place – New Shared Campus Primary School and Housing, Edinburgh
Elder & Cannon Architects

Deepstone (private residence), Castle Douglas
Simon Winstanley Architects

Hill of Morphie (private residence), Aberdeenshire,
Paterson Architects

Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh
Allan Murray Architects

Infirmary Street Baths, Edinburgh
Malcolm Fraser Architects

Merchiston Villa (private residence), Edinburgh
Allan Murray Architects

New Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow
Reiach and Hall Architects

Roseisle Distillery, Elgin
Austin-Smith: Lord LLP

Scottish Ballet @ Tramway, Glasgow
Malcolm Fraser Architects

Small Animal Hospital, Glasgow
Archial Architects

Stanley Mills, Bell Mill & Mid Mill, Perthshire
LDN Architects

The Long House (private residence), Isle of Skye
Rural Design with Roy Milne

The Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning and Healthcare, Aberdeen
Bennetts Associates

Trongate 103, Glasgow
Elder & Cannon Architects

The judging panel for this year, chaired by architect Simon Conder, also included RIAS President David Dunbar and Peter Bishop, Group Director, Design Development and Environment, London Development Agency. The RIBA Awards, among the most prestigious annual architectural awards in the UK, have been running continuously since 1966. RIBA Awards are given for buildings that achieve the highest architectural standards and make a substantial contribution to the local environment

An announcement of the jury’s decision will be made on 20th May.

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