Shettleston Housing Association Offices, Glasgow – Elder and Cannon Architects

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RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award

The RIAS Doolan Prize for Architecture was established in 2002. Its objective each year is to find and celebrate the best building in Scotland. The architects of the winning building receive the RIAS' Gold Medal and a cash prize, making this one of the most significant architecture awards in the world.

The Award

The award was renamed the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award in memory of its founder and patron, the inspired architect/developer Andy Doolan, who died in April 2004. The award would not exist without his extraordinary generosity and vision. Andy’s family have kindly continued this support. The Scottish Government also generously supports the award.


All types of architectural projects in Scotland are eligible, including new-build, regeneration, restoration, extensions and interiors.