RIAS names eight winners of Scotland’s 2022 Architecture Awards
Projects by architects such as Reiach and Hall Architects, Konishi Gaffney, Sonia Browse Architects and Moxon Architects were chosen from a shortlist of 14 shortlisted applicants.
The winning projects range from a new high school to a rural office building on the edge of the Balmoral Estate and are spread across the country. They also include Loader Montieth’s renovation of Peter Womersley’s iconic 1957 High Sunderland home in Galashiels.
Winners of these accolades – Scotland’s equivalent of the RIBA Regional Awards – make up the long list of the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award. They will also be considered for the RIBA National Awards.
RIAS Chair Christina Gaiger said she was “impressed and inspired” by the magnitude of the 2022 winners. “This year’s awards demonstrate that you can find exceptional Scottish architecture just about anywhere. – from city centers to some of the most remote places in the country,” she said. “The awards also demonstrate the resilience of our profession – whether it’s a home built by hand over many years or projects delivered during the difficult times of the pandemic.”
She added: ‘[The winners] show how Scottish architects are tackling today’s challenges – from the climate emergency to the nation’s mental health – and prove the fundamental role architecture plays in society.
In addition to Gaiger, the 2022 awards jury included Murray Kerr, founder of Denizen Works, Audrey Carlin of Wasps Studios and Tony Chapman, former awards manager at RIBA.
Quarry Studios, Ballater by Moxon Architects
The winners of the RIAS prize
• Forth Valley College, Falkirk by Reiach and Hall Architects
• Havenfield Mews, Edinburgh by Sonia Browse Architects
• High Sunderland, Galashiels by Loader Monteith
• Jedburgh Grammar Campus, Jedburgh by Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design
• Lockerbie Sawmill, Dumfries by Konishi Gaffney
• Ostro Passivhaus, Kippen from Paper Igloo
• Quarry Studios, Ballater by Moxon Architects
• The Den, Glasgow by Technique Architecture and Design in collaboration with Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design