The latest news and important updates from the RIAS.
Last December Design Exhibition Scotland launched an Open Call inviting proposals to design a prototype park bench for the grounds of Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute.
RIAS is looking for an Events Co-ordinator who will help us manage a range of high-profile events for both members and the public.
RIAS Consultancy – the competitions and procurement arm of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland – has today launched a design competition to find an architecture team for a major new cultural building with a focus on mental health and well-being.
The RIAS would welcome the opportunity to address any of the points raised in this paper
and to assist the Scottish Government further, alongside any calls for evidence that may
Loader Monteith’s restoration of High Sunderland – one of Scotland’s most important post-war private houses – has been named as the winner of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland’s Conservation Award.
Glasgow-based architect Chris Stewart has been elected as the new President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland for a two year term which begins following the Incorporation’s AGM on 29 June 2022.
Ostro Passivhaus – a contemporary and exemplary low-energy home designed by Paper Igloo - has been named by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) as winner of the annual Circular Economy Design Award, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland.
Scottish Borders Council has been named by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) as Client of the Year, in recognition of its role as client at Jedburgh Grammar Campus. The new school, designed by Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design, is an exceptional new building that places students’ mental health and well-being at the heart of its design.
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Nicholas Groves-Raines, FRIAS, RIBA, RSUA, RIAI, Director at Edinburgh based Groves-Raines Architects Studios Ltd., receives an MBE for services to Architecture, Heritage and Conservation.
Lockerbie Sawmill – a new flagship building for Scotland’s timber industry designed by Konishi Gaffney - has won the Scottish Forestry/Wood For Good Award, a special category award of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland’s (RIAS) Awards.
Drawn from all across Scotland, the winners of the RIAS Awards 2022 include a new secondary school that places students’ mental health and well-being at the heart of its design, the rescue and restoration of an iconic Modernist house, and an exquisite rural office building on the edge of the Balmoral Estate.
Architecture at the University of Dundee and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) are pleased to announce the launch of the Martin Jones Scholarship Award - 2022
Martin Jones specified that he wished to provide an opportunity for an outstanding student or graduate of Architecture at the University of Dundee, to pursue a personal line of creative investigation and research.
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is delighted to announce the names of six new Honorary Fellows – honoured in recognition of their significant contribution to Scotland’s cultural, academic, business or political life.
Want to make a difference to architecture in Scotland?
Standing for election is your chance to help make the RIAS you want it to be, and help shape its future. By standing, you ensure that the RIAS has a diverse range of voices to keep us moving forward.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 20TH MAY 2022
Following the vetting process by Nominations Committee and Council Members, the RIAS is delighted to announce two candidates that will be standing for election to be the next RIAS President.
The RIAS are currently in communication with CANaction, Architects Council of Europe and other architectural organisations to offer support to Ukrainian architects and architectural students both in Scotland and Ukraine.
On behalf of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland I would like to declare our support for all Ukrainian architects and citizens in the wake of the catastrophic events which are unfolding and the unimaginable situations that they are facing.
Want to make a difference to architecture in Scotland?
Standing for election is your chance to help make the RIAS you want it to be, give back to the architecture industry and help shape its future. By standing, you ensure that the RIAS has a diverse range of voices to keep us moving forward. This year we are electing our new RIAS President, Council members and Student representatives.
Talks, conferences, CPD sessions and activities from the RIAS Chapters and affiliate organisations
The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has set out a new vision for the way that future architects are educated and trained which, if approved, could be the most significant changes to architectural education and training in 50 years.
Presentations will cover HES heritage priorities, Glasgow’s re-located structures, an approach to existing building retrofit and the sustainable, low energy refurbishment of traditional and historic buildings supported by case studies, application of the building regulations when considering the conversion of a listed office building to flats and salvaging and re-use of materials in the circular economy.
At the instruction of the RIAS Council (15th September 2021) a Special General Meeting of the Royal Incorporation is called on the 3rd November 2021 to consider the introduction of revisions to the 2018 Interim Bye-laws to form new RIAS 2021 Interim Bye-laws.
Blether is our online meet up for RIAS Members. An informal get together where you can connect with others, find out more about the work of RIAS and how you can get involved or share your ideas through committees, events, and other activities. For each session Christina Gaiger PRIAS will be joined by guest facilitators for discussions on various key topics.