The 2016 Awards will be announced at The Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday 15th June and will recognise a host of architectural achievements in Scotland.
The 23-strong shortlist features an eclectic range of projects. These include a town centre redevelopment, a variety of new learning environments, a lookout tower with oil-rig style construction and views of the Flow Country, and the redeveloped British Golf Museum and Café at the famed home of golf, St Andrews.
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The judging panel for this year, was chaired by Willie Watt PRIAS and included Denise Bennetts FRIAS (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects), Alan Jones PPRSUA Hon FRIAS, Andy Leitch (Forestry Commission Scotland) and Stuart McKill (Saint-Gobain).
Willie Watt, President of the RIAS said: “This is a list that fully demonstrates the privilege of living in our magnificent wee country and just how architects have embraced the responsibility that brings with it.”