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GIA Awards 2002

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After two evenings shortlisting entries for the GIA Awards 2002, Joan, Irene, Alistair and I took three days to visit all of the projects and get a first-hand impression of the work. As you learn over again when you visit a city or indeed see something built that you have drawn, the reality is always different than the expectation. And I’ll leave it as ambiguous as that.

There were three things that made our journeys so pleasant. The first of course was spending a few days seeing some of the best new work in Scotland. The second was that we readily enjoyed each other’s company. The third thing was a tad unexpected, sadly. Simply, that we met so many thrilled clients, including people who had been introduced, sometimes unexpectedly, to architecture. People whose lives had been enriched, sometimes modestly and sometimes ambitiously.

GIA Awards: Housing

McFarlane House by KAP

Mr MacFarlane noted that the family now lived differently, that its centre had gravitated to the rear with its stunning view. The addition to a generic 1950s house is clever in its use of structure and windows to allow a big yet cosy space. On the exterior, it doesn’t attempt to blend in politely but quietly asserts itself. As Alistair said, a contractor’s nightmare that was very well constructed.

Waddell House by KAP

With the addition the architects reated an enfilade through the existing house with an unashamedly high-art architecture vocabulary of planes and outdoor rooms. There is also clear homage to Le Corbusier, especially in the way colour is used.

The Granary in Elie by McKeown Alexander

Anintervention which e accentuates the existing structure and volume, which preserves the feel of being on the top floor of the old granary without resorting to doing as little as possible or creating an unliveable art piece. In fact, it feels as comfortable for family life as for a couple, and we want to know if we can rent it for a weekend.

GIA Awards: Offices

Scottish Enterprise HQ by BDP

A new concept of office working which the architects translated into an the image of innovation and contentment that the client wanted. And I must say that people there did seem happy. Perhaps most impressive was the massing and the coordination of materials on a difficult site on the river. It is impressively detailed and built.

JP Morgan Chase Building, Murray and Dunlop

It is very difficult to wrest architecture out of a speculative office building in an office park. The architects made a few, simple, strong moves formally and succeeding in making a piece of architecture with a strong identity from the most unpropitious beginnings. A very controlled piece of work.

No Awards
No Award
GIA Awards: Conservation
Glasgow New Synagogue, by McKeown Alexander

A few well chosen spots highlight and transform a non-descript hall into something spiritual . The ceiling of the main hall was especially impressive in its use of lighting, in creating a spiritual architecture where there was none. There was a nice consistency of concept in the design, with sharp and economical detailing.

GIA Awards: Small Works
McGovan House, Bearsden by McKeown Alexander

The economy of thought for a rear addition was very impressive: two big roofs with skylights. The client said that the architects told him to trust them on creating such big volumes and is glad he did.

No.1 Dardenne, Kilmacolm by Geoffrey Reid Associates

A well controlled little addition that mediates between the house and the garden. It is nicely proportioned and the varied palette of materials is sensitively detailed.

GIA Awards: Other
Fieldwork by McKeown Alexander

It is precisely this kind of work, the generation of intellectual property, that architects are doing more and more of and which is slowly being recognised as a service. This is researchthat questions the way one should look at the city and how one could intervention with modest means to achieve large results.

GIA Awards 2003 exhibition by NORD architects

GIA Architecture Awards 2002
The GIA Awards 2002 which were presented at the Annual Dinner on 22 November, held in The Lighthouse.

This was a successful evening which attracted a compliment of 154 members and guests – a full house. The main speakers were Paul Hyett, President RIBA, and Russell Wardrop, Director of Kissing with Confidence.

The remaining top table guests were Gordon Davies, President RIAS, Irene Barkley, President, EAA, who was one of the judges, Professor Steven Spier, Head of Undergraduate Studies at the School of Architecture and Building Science, University of Stratchclyde, who was chairman of the judging panel, Sebastian Tombs, Chief Executive, Hon Secy and Treasurer, RIAS, Dr Stuart McDonald, Director of The Lighthouse, Alistair Wylie, MD of D. Campbell & Co, who was one of the judges, Gordon Reid, Hon Treasurer, GIA, Euan Geddes, Convenor of Communications Committee, GIA.

The Chair for the evening was Joan Scott, President GIA, who was also one of the judges.

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Emirates Arena Glasgow
Emirates Arena and The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome Glasgow
photo : McAteer Photograph

Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre
photo © Adrian Welch

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