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A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2019 – The Results

The winners of the annual A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture were announced at the RIAS Convention on Friday 4 October. The student awards now in their 17th year is a collaboration between A&DS, RIAS and the Scottish Government to highlight the richness of talent in Scotland’s schools of architecture.

New for this 2019 was that students were able to submit their own work. There were over 40 projects submitted and the shortlisting was a challenging task for the jury.

Click here to view the full shortlist and winning images: https://rias.org.uk/for-students/student-awards/2019

Judges on the awards were:

Ben Addy, Founder and Director, Moxon Architects
Malcolm Fraser, Fraser/Livingston and RIAS Trustee
Kuan Loh, Senior Architect, Scottish Government
Caroline Parkinson, Board Member A&DS and Danny Hunter, Principal Architect A&DS.
An exhibition on all the shortlisted and winning projects is available on Level 2 at The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow.

The winners:

A&DS Sustainable Design Award:

Winning Project: Kate Le Masurier and Andrew Chavet, Crafting the Liminal: A Clay Scaffold for Calcutta’s Pavements - University of Edinburgh

Judges’ Comments:

The scheme looks at adapting, retention and reuse rather than a new building. It considers local and natural materials, reflecting the climate and environment of India, and appears to have a sustainability agenda embedded throughout the proposals.

RIAS Andy MacMillan Drawing Award

Winning Project: Jodie Kellas Wilson, Strangely Familiar - Glasgow School of Art

Judges’ Comments:

A stunning and cohesive collection of drawings. It presents beautiful patterns, with great choices of perspective. The interplay between the rendered visuals and the simple yet beautiful CAD drawings is particularly clever, with the overall composition showing great confidence and refinement.

Architecture and Design Scotland Urban Design Award:

Winning Project: Kate Le Masurier and Andrew Chavet, Crafting the Liminal: A Clay Scaffold for Calcutta’s Pavements - University of Edinburgh

Judges’ Comments:

The scheme is to be applauded. It looks at repairing parts of the city, and knitting spaces together, achieving this by using existing architecture with carefully considered architectural interventions. This proposal is presented through some amazing drawings, showing a clear consideration and response to the complexity of the issues that the city is trying to tackle.

Architecture and Design Scotland Award for Best 3rd Year Student

Highly Commended: Rachel Catherine Kelly, nor’THEATRE - University of Edinburgh

Judges’ Comments:

This project, on a very topical issue, is very well considered and beautifully presented. The design is well thought through and presents a cohesive and intriguing scheme.

Architecture and Design Scotland Award for Best 3rd Year Student:

Winning project: Charles Dunn The Clyde Laboratory / A Folly sits in the Forest, Glasgow School of Art

Judges’ Comments: The Clyde Laboratory is a stunning project. It displays a confidence in doing something simple. The drawings are beautiful and work well with the materiality samples and the plan.

RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for Best Scottish Student:

Winning Project: Jodie Kellas Wilson, Strangely Familiar - Glasgow School of Art

Judges’ Comments:

This is a phenomenal piece of work, sweetly integrated into its environment. A proposal for a museum of city spaces, it is all about the spaces showing a very subtle approach to the light. Simply beautiful.

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