Now in its 19th year the Scottish Design Awards reward top architecture firms and design agencies for their contribution to the country’s historic and contemporary design culture.
The awards are open to all Scottish companies and those outwith who have a Scottish client. The awards are exclusive to Scotland to celebrate the best design and architecture in the country.
The awards are organised by The Drum – the UK’s leading marketing magazine that covers all aspects of the modern creative industries. We are also in partnership with Urban Realm – a leading body of architecture press.
Regeneration Category & Chairman’s Award for Architecture
Edinburgh-based not-for-profit startup landscape architecture studio Here+Now won two awards for a community engagement exhibition held in a tunnel.
Its Hold Me Dear exhibition, which used Rodney Street tunnel in Edinburgh to host a community photography exhibition during the 2015 City Link Festival, was awarded both the Regeneration Award and the Chairman’s Award. The project engaged the community in the months preceding the exhibition with outdoor workshops, speaker events and spot interviews with local residents and businesses to establish how design might be used to have a positive impact in the neighbourhood.
Public Realm/Landscaping Category
The public realm/ landscaping category of the Scottish Design Awards was won by Rankinfraser Landscape Architecture for its garden at the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Lanarkshire, a series of tranquil gardens and shaded courtyards. You can find out more about this project at our next Reflections Series Event ‘Unity in Design’
Highly commended was the regeneration of Helensburgh town centre by Austin-Smith: Lord.
Find the full list of 2016 winners HERE
Download the 2016 Awards Supplement HERE