LIS FOA2016 – A House and Grounds for an Art Collector – A Competition: Awards Presentation

  Eight teams entered the competition and six submitted proposals. Judging and presentation of awards took place on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow. The LIS would like to thank the team of judges: Noel Farrer (Past President of the LI), Bill Cairns FLI, Jill Gerber of Cyril Gerber Fine Art and Compass Gallery, Sandy Robinson (Scottish Government Architect) and Glasgow architect and Past President of GIA Fiona Sinclair. The judging team was … Read full story

LIS Competition Brief – A House and Grounds for an Art Collector

  As part of their contribution to the Festival of Architecture 2016, the Landscape Institute Scotland are holding a design competition for a new house and grounds for an art collector in the Scottish countryside. Entries will be teams of landscape architects and architects and the competition promises to be an excellent chance to explore and experience the benefits of these two professions working together in collaboration. The competition is hypothetical and is based on an occupied site in Perthshire, … Read full story

House and Grounds for an Art Collector – Design Competition 2016

        ADVANCE NOTICE As part of their contribution to the Festival of Architecture 2016 Landscape Institute Scotland are holding a competition for new house and grounds for an art collector in the Scottish countryside. The competition is hypothetical and is based on an occupied site in Perthshire. Entries will be invited from landscape architects and architects working in team in both chartered member and student categories. Outline programme is: Brief issue on the 31st of May with … Read full story

Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2016 Launched

Celebrating 80 years of Architecture – Kirsty Wark to chair 2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Nominations are now open for the 2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards with this year’s judging panel due to be guest chaired by renowned Scottish journalist, writer and television presenter Kirsty Wark. 2016 will also see research on 80 years of the Saltire Society Housing Awards taking place allowing the Society, the industry and the general public to better understand the longevity and significance of Scottish … Read full story

Scottish Scenic Routes – Design Competition: Winners announced!

The second stage judging for the third group of design competitions to be built as part of the widely acclaimed Scottish Scenic Routes initiative is now complete, with winners chosen from four entries shortlisted at an earlier round of judging for sites within the Cairngorms National Park at the Devil’s Elbow and Tomintoul adjacent to the AA93 and the A939 respectively. The winners each receive a prize of £5000 and a mentoring package from a Cairngorms National Park Authority design … Read full story

Scottish Scenic Routes Competition 2015

The third group of design competitions part of the widely acclaimed Scottish Scenic Routes initiative have been announced. Information and full briefing materials for each of the three sites is now available on the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre’s website. The competition is open to architects and landscape architects who are still within five years of having completed RIBA Part II or the achievement of Graduate landscape Architect status. Entrants can choose to provide ideas for one more of the competitions. First … Read full story

Winners of the LIS Placemaking Competition: Announcement!!

The Winner of the Competition – The Helix Landscape, Falkirk/Grangemouth, designed by Ironside Farrar. In accepting the Award of £1,000, presented by Linda Fabiani MSP, Julian Farrar paid tribute to the client, the teams of professionals who made it happen, and to the local communities who have taken the scheme to their Hearts. Linda Fabiani MSP and Julian Farrar from Ironside Farrar Ltd. (above,© Aura PR) Linda Fabiani said “This award illustrates the huge landscape challenges in brownfield and derelict land, and it … Read full story