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GIA Awards 2015 Winners

GIA Awards 2015 Results: Architecture Event in Strathclyde, Architects Dinner

3 Aug 2015

GIA Awards 2015

GIA Design Awards 2015


The Glasgow Institute of Architects is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 GIA Design Awards. With 51 entries from 33 architecture practices, 7 categories including conservation and small works, and 3 special awards, the GIA Awards continues to display the talent of chapter based architects and local projects.

GIA Awards 2015

GIA Awards 2015

GIA Awards 2015

GIA Awards 2015

Photos : Flickr

GIA President Michael Dougall said, “The entries received by the GIA to this year’s Design Awards were of an exceptionally high standard and we were delighted to have Rab Bennetts OBE in the role of Awards Chairperson overseeing the difficult, but enjoyable, task of judging.

The high standard was demonstrated in the four nominations for the GIA Supreme Award. Four projects conceived and executed to such a level of brilliance that they can be considered amongst some of the best projects to be completed across the UK in recent years.”

Maggie’s Lanarkshire

Maggie’s Lanarkshire

Maggie’s Lanarkshire

Photography: David Grandorge

Big winners of the night were Reiach and Hall Architects, who scooped not only a joint award with Michael Laird Architects for the Riverside Campus at City of Glasgow College but also the Best Use of Timber Award (supported by Wood for Good), an award in Healthcare and the beautifully engraved timber Supreme Award for Maggie’s Lanarkshire at Monklands Hospital. Judges commented that “the building feels like it is sitting on the edge of a forest” and that “the quality of the winning building would have shone through whatever the competition”.

Other deserving winners include Anderson Bell + Christie for the Shields Centre, which won an award in both Healthcare and Sustainability, with appreciation for its built form, engagement with artists and holistic approach involving the community.

The first phase of the housing at Laurieston was a triumph for Elder and Cannon Architects and Page\Park Architects, whose work at Theatre Royal was also award winning. Judges described the critical success of the Laurieston project as “the clarity and authenticity of the plan in creating new streets and courts in the traditional idiom…, instantly establishing a new neighbourhood, a genuine piece of city at a city scale”.

GIA Awards 2015

GIA Awards 2015

GIA Awards 2015

Photos : Flickr

The award winners covered a wide range of building types and sizes, interventions and new builds, public and private, each considering its brief and context with a sensitivity and delight which was apparent to those who visited.

As part of the Festival of Architecture 2016, GIA will be celebrating 37 years of Design Awards in March 2016. More details will follow in the new year (

The GIA Design Awards 2015 were kindly sponsored by Tobermore (

The GIA Design Awards are presented at the GIA Annual Members Dinner, which was held this year at Oran Mor in Glasgow and attended by 220 members and guests. The Glasgow Institute of Architects is very thankful for sponsorship from main sponsors ISG plc ( ) and Desso & Tarkett ( Also junior sponsors CBES (, IKO Polymeric ( and REHAU (

Maggie’s Lanarkshire

Maggie’s Lanarkshire

Maggie’s Lanarkshire

Photography: David Grandorge

GIA Awards Winners in 2015


Maggies Lanarkshire
Reiach and Hall Architects

Maggies Lanarkshire
Reiach and Hall Architects

The Shields Centre
Anderson Bell + Christie

Annandale Distillery
Fiona Sinclair Architect

Glasgow Art Club
MAST Architects

Lairdsland Primary School
Walters & Cohen Architects

City of Glasgow College ‐ Riverside Campus
Reiach and Hall Architects / Michael Laird Architects

St Brides Primary School

The Shields Centre
Anderson Bell + Christie

Maggies Lanarkshire
Reiach and Hall Architects

Scottish Opera Theatre Royal

Glasgow Central Station Refurbishment

One West Regent Street
Ryder Architecture

Boys and Girls ‐ Bloomfield House
Mark Kilkenny Architects

Johnstone Town Hall
Holmes Miller & Renfrewshire Council

Highland Steading
Marcus Lee and Cameronwebster architects

Ronald MacDonald House

Laurieston TRA, Phase 1A
Page\Park Architects and Elder & Cannon Architects

Hyndland House
Carson & Partners

The Kettle
Roots Architecture

Office refurbishment with a box of tricks
Carson & Partners

Sanctuary 1
Baxendale / Argo

GIA Awards

3 Aug 2015

GIA Awards 2015

GIA Design Awards 2015
3 Aug – The GIA are pleased to announce that the GIA Design Awards 2015 are now open for entry.

The usual rules apply, please submit via the website and send your images on cd. Further details can be found on the entry page.

If you have any questions, please contact

Winners of the 2013 GIA Design Awards

Supreme Award

The SSE Hydro
Foster + Partners

SSE Hydro Glasgow f

This is the first time in three years that the Supreme Award has been given by the Glasgow Institute of Architects.

GIA Design Awards 2013 Results

The results of the GIA Design Awards 2013 were announced at the Glasgow Institute of Architects’ Annual Members’ Dinner which was held at Oran Mor on Friday 15th November 2013. With 80 entries, and a shortlist of 47, the GIA were impressed with the quality and diversity of the entries which were located all over the chapter area from Dumfries to Shetland and Tiree and beyond.

The awards were hosted by Peter Wilson, director of the Wood Studio at Edinburgh Napier University and presentations were made by Iain Connelly, RIAS President. Neil Baxter, RIAS Secretary spoke about the Festival of Architecture 2016 and Angus Kerr (GIA Past-President) encouraged donations of over £2000 for the Architects’ Benevolent Society. Announcements were also made about the recent winners of the GIA Architecture, People and Places Committee’s ‘Connecting the Seven Lochs Wetland Park’ competition and the Scottish Scenic Routes competition, which was organised by
Edinburgh Napier University.

The GIA awarded a Supreme Award for the first time in 3 years, which went to Foster & Partners for the SSE Hydro at Glasgow’s SECC. This is in recognition of a building which is a technically outstanding and world class venue.

Other big winners of the night were John Gilbert Architects, who picked up an Award for Sustainability and the Wood for Good Award as well as a Commendation in the Residential category. Glasgow City Council’s Project Management & Design team in Development and Regeneration Services also picked up two Awards in the Conservation and Education categories for Notre Dame Primary and Elie Street Early Years Centre in Dowanhill, Glasgow.

The winners and commendations will be published in the GIA Design Awards booklet in December 2013 which will be sponsored by hubWest Scotland, distributed by RIAS and featured on the GIA website publications page.


  • Calman Cancer Support Centre (former Gartnavel Royal Hospital Chapel)
  • Notre Dame Primary School & Elie St Early Years Centre
    DRS Project Management


  • Eastwood High School
    BDP – Design Architects *
  • Notre Dame Primary School & Elie St Early Years Centre
    DRS Project Management & Design


  • The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre
    Anderson Bell Christie

Office, Commercial, Industrial, Leisure or Retail

  • Mareel Cinema and Music Venue
    Gareth Hoskins Architects with PJP Architects
  • The Preshal Trust
    Elder and Cannon
  • Edinburgh Drinking Water Project, Glencorse
  • Scottish Water – The Bridge
    Reiach and Hall Architects
  • Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
    LDN Architects
  • South Block Creative Industries Hub
    NORD Architecture Ltd
  • The SSE Hydro
    Foster + Partners


  • Taigh Sonas
    Simon Winstanley Architects
  • 261 West Princes Street
    Elder and Cannon
  • East Whins Ecovillage, Findhorn
    John Gilbert Architects
  • Park Square Regeneration, Campbeltown
    Coltart Earley Architecture
  • North Gardner Street
    cameronwebster architects
  • House at Loch Awe
    McInnes Gardner Architects
  • Garscube Road, Maryhill
    Collective Architecture

Small Practice

  • ataSTUDIO: Small Practice

Small Works

  • The Noust Boathouse
    Tog Studio
  • De Anderen Studios
  • Westbourne Drive
    NORD Architecture Ltd

Wood for Good Award

East Whins Ecovillage, Findhorn
John Gilbert Architects

Sustainability Award

East Whins Ecovillage, Findhorn
John Gilbert Architects

Sustainability Commendation

Edinburgh Drinking Water Project, Glencorse
Nov 2011

GIA Awards 2011 – Results

The GIA Design Awards for 2011 were presented on Friday night and are as follows:

Winners of the 2011 GIA Design Awards


St Andrews Cathedral : Page Park Architects
Glasgow Roman Catholic Cathedral
photo © Keith Hunter

Marischal College : Holmes Architects
Marischal College Aberdeen
photo © Aberdeen City Council

National Museum of Scotland : Gareth Hoskins Architects Limited
National Museum of Scotland
photo ©


– Colmonell Primary School : ARPL Architects

– The Vine Trust Barge : Archial
Vine Trust Barge Leith Docks
photo courtesy Vine Trust

– Bonhill Primary School : Ryder Architecture


Centre for Scottish War Blinded : Page Park Architects
Scottish War Blinded
picture : Page Park Architects

– New Stobhill Ward Extension : Reiach and Hall Architects
New Stobhill Hospital
photo © Andy McGregor

Office, Commercial, Industrial, Leisure or Retail

– Creative Industries and Media Centre, Stornoway : ZM Architecture


– Fordhouse : Simon Winstanley Architects

Linsiadar House : studioKAP
Lewis House
photo from architects

– The Old Courthouse Rothesay, Bute : Collective Architecture
Old Courthouse Rothesay
photo © Andrew Lee

10 Pearce Street, Govan : Austin-Smith:Lord
Pearce St Housing Glasgow
photo © Keith Hunter

Small Practice

– GCA Architecture and Design

Small Works

Capel Manor House Guest Pavilion, Kent, UK : Ewan Cameron Architects
Capel Manor House Guest Pavilion
image from architects

– Port nan Each at Cove : cameronwebsterarchitects

– The Cube, Church of St Paul the Apostle : Page Park Architects
Church of St Paul the Apostle
photograph © Andrew Lee
The category B-listed

New GIA Website

The GIA are pleased to announce the launch of the new Glasgow Institute of Architects website. As the largest chapter in the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the GIA membership is from the Southwest of Scotland.

The purpose of the new site is to act as useful resource for GIA members – to achieve this a number of new features are included:

– News: A feed which searches the web and aggregates news stories relevant to GIA members in to one place.

– Events: A full calendar of events is now accessible through the site, with a new online booking facility. Combined with the committee section, this will keep you better informed of the ongoing work of the GIA.

&- Awards: Entry for the GIA awards is now available via the site, and over time the browsable archive of previous winners will grow. During the judging process, all submitted entries will be profiled on the site.

RIAS members will be able to log in to the site to reserve places for events and keep their contact details up to date. You can also keep in touch with the GIA via their Facebook page and on Twitter and find their images on Flickr.

GIA Design Awards 2011

Entries to the GIA Design Awards are now being invited in the following categories:

This year’s categories include:

– Residential
– Healthcare
– Office/Commercial & Industrial/Leisure & Retail
– Education
– Conservation
– Small Works (under £250,000)
– Small Practice Portfolio

The deadline for submissions is Friday 16 September 2011.

Lodge your GIA Design Award submission(s) via the new GIA website now.

GIA Awards 2010 – Results

The GIA Design Awards for 2010 were presented at Oran Mor

GIA Awards 2010

GIA Student Awards 2010 – winners

GIA Awards 2009 – Results

GIA Annual Design Awards 2009 – Supreme Award

Small Animal Hospital, Garscube
Design: Archial Architects
Small Animal Hospital Glasgow
photo © Andrew Lee

GIA Awards 2009

GIA Annual Design Awards 2008 – Supreme Award

New Cancer Research Facility, Beatson Institute, Glasgow
Design: Reiach and Hall Architects
Beatson Institute
photo © Paul Zanre

GIA Awards 2008

Architecture in Glasgow

Glasgow Walking Tours

Glasgow Transport Museum
Glasgow Transport Museum
image from architects

GIA Design Awards Archive

GIA Awards 2007
GIA Awards 2006
GIA Awards 2005
GIA Awards 2004
GIA Awards 2003
GIA Awards 2002

Oran Mor

Glasgow Buildings

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