3 July 2018 13:00 - 19:30

Join us to celebrate the Scottish Student Awards for Architecture, jointly promoted by Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

Now in their 16th year, the awards offer a rare opportunity to see all five schools together and recognise the achievement of individual students and their schools of architecture. They are a mark of the continuing high standards of Scottish architectural education and enable both the public and the profession to enjoy the creativity and vision of Scotland’s future architects.

In 2018, we will continue with the new judging format introduced in 2017, where the nominated students present thier work at a public event which has been coined ‘Chiff-Chaff’ after the little bird whose song is a short series of repeated notes. Each student will have 5 minutes to present a key message from their 10 submitted slides to the judging panel and audience, after which the judges will deliberate each award.


13.00 – 13.30: Student Registration/Guest Arrival – Teas and coffees provided.
13.30 – 13.35: Welcome
13.35 – 14.00: Best 3rd Year presentations – 5 Students 5 Minutes each
14.00 – 14.20: 20min Presentation by Guest Speaker
Break (15mins)
14.35 – 15.00: Urban Design Presentations – 5 Students 5 Minutes each
15.00 – 15.20: 20min Presentation by Guest Speaker
Break (15mins)
15.35 – 16.00: Best 5th Year Presentations – 5 Students 5 Minutes each

Please Note: There is a 90-minute break between the Chiff-Chaff and the evening events to allow for the preparation of the Prize Giving Ceremony, please make use this time to eat as no food is available during the day.

The Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture and Prize Giving Ceremony

IF_DO Dulwich Pavilion, Photographer Joakim Borén
Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture

17.30 – 18.00: Wine Reception
18.00 – 18.40: Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture by Sarah Castle, Director at IF_DO
18.40 – 19.00: Q and A

Prize Giving Ceremony

19.00 – 19.30: Prize Giving

The A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture are sponsored by the Scottish Government and RIAS Insurance Services.