Leith Public Library © Imke Hullmann

The A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2018

An outline for a new public library in Leith and a project with an approach to providing fresh water in Havana, Cuba, won the top prizes at the annual A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture, 2018. The awards – now in their 16th year – aim to recognise the talent of student architects in Scotland and were awarded in a number of categories at an event held at The Lighthouse in July 2018.

Imke Hullmann, University of Dundee picked up the A&DS Best Third Year Award while James Ness, ESALA, received the RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for best Fifth Year Student.

The judges said that James Ness’ project tackled “a real-world problem in a compelling fashion that could apply globally”.

For the second year the A&DS and RIAS Student Awards took the format of quick-fire presentations, the Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture - this year given by Sarah Castle, Director and Co-Founder of IF_DO Architects – together with an opportunity to see all the nominated and winning work in one space. The work is exhibited at The Lighthouse and then at the schools of architecture throughout 2018 to 2019.