Andrew Doolan prize deadheat

The RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award has been awarded to two buildings for the first time in its history.The deadheat was between Castlemilk Stables Restoration in Glasgow by Elder and Cannon Architects and the Potterrow Development at the University of Edinburgh by Bennetts Associates.

From eleven shortlisted projects the judges selected three projects which they considered were of particular merit:

- Castlemilk Stables Restoration, Elder and Cannon Architects

- Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Gareth Hoskins Architects

- Potterrow Development, Bennetts Associates

They concluded that this year’s award should go jointly to Castlemilk and Potterrow. The £25,000 prize is shared equally between Elder and Cannon Architects and Bennetts Associates.

The judging panel was chaired by Professor Andy MacMillan, with Marjorie Appleton FRIAS, Andy Burrell ARIAS, Arnie Dunn, President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) and Alan Jones, Senior Teaching Fellow & Director of Education (Architecture) SPACE Queen's University, Belfast.

An exhibition showcasing the shortlisted buildings and the winners will tour throughout Scotland over the coming months. The exhibition, by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, is supported by the Scottish Government and highlights the history of the award, alongside information and images of this year’s shortlisted buildings.

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