Alex Whitton's Refuge and Performance Centre, Porto

The Scottish Student Awards for Architecture, now in their 8th year, were recently announced at a reception at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.

The 2010 judges were Iain Docherty, Professor or Public Policy and Governance, University of Glasgow, David Dunbar President RIAS, Ian Gilzean, Chief Architect, Scottish Government and Ian McKnight, Partner, Hackett Hall McKnight, Belfast. They were unanimous in their selection of the Mackintosh School of Architectureâ??s Alex Whitton as, not only the recipient of the RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal, but also the winner of the RIAS Drawing Award. Alex was also Highly Commended in a category he had not been submitted for, Architecture and Design Scotland's Urban Design Award.

The full details of this year's awards are listed below:

RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for best Scottish student

WinnerAlex Whitton, Mackintosh School of Architecture

Architecture and Design Scotland Award for best 3rd year student

WinnerBen Watson, University of Edinburgh
Highly CommendedGeorgios Tsorman, Edinburgh College of Art
CommendedJoshua Doyle, Mackintosh School of Architecture
CommendedEuan Russell, University of Dundee

03 Architecture and Design Scotland Urban Design Award

The judges decided not to award a winner for this category

Highly CommendedAlex Whitton, Mackintosh School of Architecture
Highly CommendedGeorgios Tsorman, Edinburgh College of Art

04 Sust. Award for Sustainable Design

WinnerRick Burney, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture

05 The RIAS Drawing Award (Sponsored by RIASIS)

WinnerAlex Whitton, Mackintosh School of Architecture
Highly CommendedMarek Sivák, University of Edinburgh
CommendedSean Michael McAlister, University of Dundee
CommendedGeorgios Tsorman, Edinburgh College of Art