The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced a 25 strong shortlist for its 2018 awards (from 75 entries). The judging panel for this year includes RIAS President, Stewart Henderson, Joanna van Heyningen OBE RIBA, van Heyningen and Haward Architects (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects), Stuart McKill, Senior Executive and Managing Director, Saint-Gobain (Emerging Architect Award representative), Jon Stevenson, Director of Wood for Good (Timber Award representative) and Rachel Tennant Hon FRIAS, Landscape Institute Scotland. Ian Gilzean FRIAS, Chief Architect at the Scottish Government (Client of the Year Award representative) and Steven Robb, Deputy Head of Casework, Heritage Directorate at Historic Environment Scotland (Conservation and Climate Change Award representative) were also on the shortlisting panel.

Stewart Henderson, President of the RIAS, commented:

“When shortlisting this year's entries for awards the panel were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions. The quality of architecture being produced the length and breadth of the country is hugely impressive. Practices, large and small, continue to demonstrate the strength and purpose of the profession in Scotland.”

The shortlist for Scotland comprises the following buildings (listed alphabetically):


An Crùbh, Isle of Skye (£1.8m)

WT Architecture for Camuscross & Duisdale Initiative


Barmulloch Residents Centre, Glasgow (£1.5m)

Collective Architecture for Barmulloch Community Development Company


Bath Street Collective Custom Build, Edinburgh (£883k)

John Kinsley Architects for Bath Street Collective Custom Build Ltd


The Black Shed, Isle of Skye (contract value not for publication)

Mary Arnold-Forster Architect for a private client


Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh (£26.3m)

Allan Murray Architects Ltd for Children & Families Department, City of Edinburgh Council


Clydebank Leisure Centre, West Dunbartonshire (£21.9m)

Kennedy FitzGerald Architects LLP for West Dunbartonshire Council


Clydeside Distillery, Glasgow (£4.27m)

Hypostyle Architects for Morrison Glasgow Distillers Ltd.


Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries (£212m)

Ryder Architecture in Collaboration with NBBJ for NHS Dumfries and Galloway


The Engine Shed, Stirling (£5.3m)

HES with Reiach and Hall Architects


Falls of Shin, Sutherland (£950k)

CH Architecture Ltd for Kyle for Sutherland Development Trust


The Garment Factory, Glasgow (contract value not for publication)

Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd for Castleforge Partners


Guardswell Farm, Perthshire (contract value not for publication)

Ben Scrimgeour Building Workshop for Guardswell Farm


The Hawkhead Centre, Paisley (contract value not for publication)

Page Park Architects for Scottish War Blinded


Humpty House, Angus (contract value not for publication)

Ben Scrimgeour Building Workshop for a Private Client


Leith Fort, Edinburgh (£11.6m)

Collective Architecture & Malcolm Fraser Architects for Port of Leith Housing Association / City of Edinburgh Council


Lochside House, West Highlands (contract value not for publication)

Haysom Ward Miller Architects for a Private Client


McEwan Hall, Edinburgh (contract value not for publication)

LDN Architects for The University of Edinburgh


Muirfield (Community Enterprise Centre), Cumbernauld (£6.5m)

Collective Architecture for North Lanarkshire Council


Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick

(contract value not for publication)

Reiach and Hall Architects for The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority


Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh (£24m)

Reiach and Hall Architects for Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre


Pairc Niseaboist and Talla na Mara, Isle of Harris (combined £2.4m)

Rural Design for West Harris Trust


Perth Theatre (£11.38m)

Richard Murphy Architects Ltd for Horsecross Arts Ltd


Ripple Retreat, Callander (contract value not for publication)

Kettle Collective for Its Good 2 Give


Saltcoats Town Hall, North Ayrshire (£3m)

McLean Architects for North Ayrshire Council


St Cecilia's Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, Edinburgh (contract value not for publication)

Page Park Architects for The University of Edinburgh


Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Dunfermline (£9.1m) designed by Richard Murphy Architects for Fife Council won the 2017 RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award. Having already won multiple RIAS Awards, the Library will be considered for a RIBA National Award 2018.