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GIA Awards 2015

GIA Design Awards 2015
Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Awards in 2015

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

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

GIA Awards 2013

Winners of the 2013 GIA Design Awards

Supreme Award

The SSE Hydro
Foster + Partners

SSE Hydro Glasgow - GIA Awards winner

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 institute 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 architecture institute 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 - GIA Awards winner
photo © Keith Hunter

Marischal College : Holmes Architects
Marischal College Aberdeen - GIA Awards winner
photo © Aberdeen City Council

National Museum of Scotland : Gareth Hoskins Architects Limited
National Museum of Scotland - GIA Awards winner
photo ©


– Colmonell Primary School : ARPL Architects

– The Vine Trust Barge : Archial
Vine Trust Barge Leith Docks - GIA Awards winner
photo courtesy Vine Trust

– Bonhill Primary School : Ryder Architecture


Centre for Scottish War Blinded : Page Park Architects
Scottish War Blinded - GIA Awards winner
picture : Page Park Architects

– New Stobhill Ward Extension : Reiach and Hall Architects
New Stobhill Hospital - GIA Awards winner
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
photo © 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 Glasgow Institute of Architects members – to achieve this a number of new features are included:

– News: A feed which searches the web and aggregates news stories relevant to 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 institute.

– Awards: Entry for this architectuural prize 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 institute via their Facebook page and on Twitter and find their images on Flickr.

GIA Design Awards 2011

Entries to this Glaswegian architectural prize 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 submission(s) via the new website now.

GIA Awards 2010 Results

The prizes for 2010 were presented at Oran Mor in the West End.

GIA Awards 2010

GIA Student Awards 2010 – winners

Glasgow Institute of Architects 2009 Results

Glasgow Institute of Architects 2009 – Supreme Award

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

Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards 2009

Glasgow Institute of Architects 2008 – Supreme Award

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

Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards 2008

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Burrell Museum – Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2023
Original design by Barry Gasson, Brit Andersson
Redevelopment design: John McAslan + Partners, London
Burrell Museum

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