Nicholas Groves-Raines FRIAS with wife Kristin Hannesdottir © Malcolm Cochrane

At the annual RIAS Awards Dinner in Edinburgh on Wednesday night, the Edinburgh architect Nicholas Groves-Raines was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS). The Incorporation’s Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those architects who have made an outstanding contribution to architecture in Scotland.

The Award was presented by RIAS President, Stewart Henderson, who said:

“This Award recognises those whose life-long endeavour marks them out from their peers. This year’s winner exemplifies a crucially important strand of architectural endeavour, too often undersung or overlooked. Nick Groves-Raines has spent a lifetime rescuing, restoring and ensuring a viable future for some of our finest historic buildings. His practice has undertaken numerous award-winning new-build and restoration projects - achieving excellence in all they do.”

For the full press release and citation, please click here: Press Release - Nicholas Groves-Raines FRIAS.