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April 9 2014

Scottish Design Award nominations revealed
For those waiting on tenterhooks to find out if their work has made it into contention for the 2014 Scottish Design Awards the wait is finally over with publication of the full list of nominees for this year’s event.

Publication follows conclusion of two days of intense, and at times fraught, debate over the identity of Scotland’s best new buildings and architects with Ben Addy, founder of Moxon Architects joined Tony Skipper, MD of John McAslan & Partners, Chris Wilkinson, director of Wilkinson Eyre and Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners travelled to Glasgow to sift through the wheat from the chaff.

Each judge was on the look-out for projects demonstrating design excellence and innovative approaches to construction and this approach led to the nomination of 30 projects from around the country, distilled from over 100 entries.

Amongst those who will battle it out on the night are RMJM whose Commonwealth Games Village leads the way with no less than five separate nominations in the sustainable design, place making/master planning, affordable housing, residential and regeneration categories.

Other practices to do well include Morgan McDonnell Architecture whose Edinburgh work places them in strong contention for an interior design gong, courtesy of The Devil’s Advocate and another nod for re-use of a listed building thanks to Charlotte Square.

Reiach & Hall Architects meanwhile prove there consistency once more with separate nominations for Scottish Water – The Bridge in commercial projects and the Battle of Bannockburn Visitors Centre which is in contention for best culture building.

Nominees must now wait with baited breath until the ‘architecture rules’ branded showpiece event on 5 June when the winners will be unveiled. More information on the event can be gleaned direct from your browser by punching in www.scottishdesignawards.com. Alternatively you can contact Nikki Gillies on 0141 559 6076 or nikki.gillies@thedrum.com to pose your questions direct and purchase tickets.


NOMINATIONS

Lighting

Nomination
Company: Arup
Client: SECC
Title: SEC Hydro Arena

Nomination
Company: KSLD
Client: Historic Scotland
Title: Iona Abbey Museum


Interior Design

Nomination
Company: 442 Design Ltd
Client: North Ayrshire Council
Title: North Ayrshire Council Identity

Nomination
Company: CM Design Consultants
Client: BrewDog plc
Title: BrewDog, Sau Paulo, BRAZIL

Nomination
Company: Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd
Client: Chris Stewart Group
Title: The Devil's Advocate


Regeneration


Nomination
Company: GLM
Client: Natural Retreats
Title: Natural Retreats: The Inn at John O'Groats

Nomination
Company: Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd
Client: Chris Stewart Group
Title: Advocate's Close

Nomination
Company: RMJM Architecture Ltd.
Client: City Legacy
Title: Commonwealth Games Village


Residential

Nomination
Company: Denizen Works
Title: House No.7

Nomination
Company: RMJM Architecture Ltd.
Client: City Legacy
Title: Commonwealth Games Village


Affordable Housing


Nomination
Company: Austin-Smith:Lord
Client: Ayrshire Housing
Title: Burns Wynd

Nomination
Company: Collective Architecture
Client: Sanctuary Housing
Title: Anderston Regeneration

Nomination
Company: Ian Springford Architects
Client: Cruden Homes (East) Ltd
Title: Redevelopment of St Martins Church

Nomination
Company: RMJM Architecture Ltd.
Client: City Legacy
Title: Commonwealth Games Village


Leisure/Culture Building

Nomination
Company: Foster + Partners
Client: Scottish Exhibition Centre Ltd (SEC)
Title: The SSE Hydro

Nomination
Company: Reiach and Hall Architects
Client: The Battle of Bannockburn Visitors Centre
Title: The Battle of Bannockburn Visitors Centre


Health Building or Project

Nomination
Company:  Archial Norr
Client: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Title: The Vale Centre for Health and Care

Nomination
Company: Collective Architecture
Client: Loretto Housing Association
Title: 1196 Tollcross Road

Nomination
Company: Halliday Fraser Munro
Client: Maggie's Care Centre
Title: Maggie's Care Centre Aberdeen


Education Building or Project

Nomination
Company: Archial Norr
Title: Port Glasgow Community Campus

Nomination
Company: jmarchitects
Client: Moray College
Title: Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Moray College

Nomination
Company:  Malcolm Fraser Architects
Client: University of Edinburgh
Title: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation


Commercial/Offices Building or Projects

Nomination
Company: Aim Architects
Client: Scottish Enterprise - Peter Noad
Title: DISTRICT 10 – 01

Nomination
Company: Ian Springford Architects
Client: North Ayrshire Council
Title: Refurbishment of Bridgegate House

Nomination
Company: Reiach and Hall Architects
Client: SCOTTISH WATER
Title: SCOTTISH WATER - THE BRIDGE


Retail Building or project

Nomination
Company: Cooper Cromar
Client: Waitrose
Title: Waitrose


Public Building

Nomination
Company: ATKINS
Client: NETWORK RAIL
Title: DALMARNOCK STATION

Nomination
Company: City of Edinburgh Council
Client: SfC Bereavement Services, City of Edinburgh Council
Title: Visitor's Pavilion, Castle Park Cemetery

Nomination
Company: Gareth Hoskins Architects Limited
Client: Greyfriars Kirk
Title: Grassmarket Community Project


Re-use of a listed building

Nomination
Company: JM Architects and Steven Holl Architects
Client: Glasgow School of Art
Title: GSA Phase 1 - Glasgow School of Art Students' Association

Nomination
Company: Lee Boyd
Client: The Haining Charitable Trust
Title: The Haining, Conversion of Coach Houses

Nomination
Company: McGregor Bowes
Client: The Highlanders' Museum
Title: The Highlanders' Museum Redevelopment Project

Nomination
Company:  MorganMcDonnell Architecture Ltd
Client: Fordell Estates & Corran Properties
Title: 26-31 Charlotte Square


Public Realm/Landscaping

Nomination
Company: Austin-Smith:Lord
Client: Irvine Bay Regeneration Company
Title: Bridgegate Public Realm

Nomination
Company: Ian White Associates Landscape Architects Ltd
Client: The National Trust for Scotland
Title: The Battle of Bannockburn


Place making/Master Planning

Nomination
Company: RMJM Architecture Ltd.
Client: City Legacy
Title: Commonwealth Games Village


Sustainable Design


Nomination
Company: BDP
Client: Scottish Water
Title: Edinburgh Drinking Water Project

Nomination
Company: Mark Waghorn Architects Ltd
Client: Neil and Mary Gourlay
Title: Three Glens

Nomination
Company: RMJM Architecture Ltd.
Client: City Legacy
Title: Commonwealth Games Village
morgan McDonnell's Charlotte Square has been nominated for best re-use of a listed building
morgan McDonnell's Charlotte Square has been nominated for best re-use of a listed building
Reiach & Hall's Scottish Water HQ is in contention for best commercial project
Reiach & Hall's Scottish Water HQ is in contention for best commercial project

10 Comments

xox
#1 Posted by xox on 10 Apr 2014 at 17:42 PM
How offensive it is to see RMJM nominated for these accolades, given the primary individuals responsible for the design and delivery of the Commonwealth project have all been forced to leave the practice for reasons well documented.
I wonder who exactly RMJM would propose accept these awards?? It makes a mockery of the whole Scottish Design Awards to give credit to the individuals who have destroyed this once great Scottish design practice.
I suggest the ex rmjm team club together to take tables and charge the stage to claim any awards that are rightfully theirs!
Required
#2 Posted by Required on 10 Apr 2014 at 18:52 PM
ehm...... 'RMJM Architecture Ltd' didn't design the Commonwealth Village......not sure they should even have been allowed to enter???
Elaine Paterson
#3 Posted by Elaine Paterson on 11 Apr 2014 at 08:59 AM
I am one of a core team of six architects who have worked on the Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village since planning application stage, throughout construction on site and continue to work on the project at this time dealing with handover, post construction BREEAM and so on. We have put up with the well-documented conditions at RMJM in order to deliver a project which we are passionate about for a client who we are committed to. We shall be attending the awards ceremony and hope that our architectural colleagues respect our professionalism and dedication to this high profile project.
The Beard
#4 Posted by The Beard on 11 Apr 2014 at 11:13 AM
There are two sides to this

Firstly, what is left of the RMJM team should be rightly congratulated for their efforts, well done for sticking it out.

But on the other hand it wont be their names on the award, (should they win)..... it will be 'RMJM Architecture Ltd'.... and as a design community we shouldn't be legitimising the savage treatment of literally hundreds of talented Scottish designers and their families by allowing the Morrisons a spot in the limelight and a chance for some good PR. They really don't deserve it.


The Tickler
#5 Posted by The Tickler on 11 Apr 2014 at 12:02 PM
As an ex-employee I can only applaud the remaining core team on delivering such a fantastic scheme, and for seeing the project right through to completion. Its perhaps a dedication award that should be presented!! I’m also quite astonished that RMJM managed to pay for the submission fee and only hope that this doesn’t affect your next months salary. Look forward to seeing the next big thing to come out of the RMJM Glasgow Office.
Herbert List
#6 Posted by Herbert List on 11 Apr 2014 at 16:49 PM
Congratulations is deserved to all of those who helped realize the Commonwealth Games Village while at RMJM, and to those souls who remain.
Truther
#7 Posted by Truther on 12 Apr 2014 at 12:55 PM
To the few reminaing - the truth is, however hard you have all worked whilst continuing to be screwed over by we all know who, you are now in effect defending RMJM and supporting them - CWGV will probably win some of these awards in the name of RMJM - this will allow them claim the credit, win more work and screw over more people. You should be aware of this.
Elaine Paterson
#8 Posted by Elaine Paterson on 12 Apr 2014 at 21:45 PM
Great, thanks, very enlightening. If I knew what your real name was maybe I could ask you for advice on some other subjects that you know nothing about but feel compelled to comment on.........
Lee Ivett
#9 Posted by Lee Ivett on 13 Apr 2014 at 12:28 PM
Well done to Elaine for being one of the few people with any courage, self respect and confidence to use their own name on this page. If the rest of you can't engage in discussion as yourselves then kindly get back in your box and shut your cake hole

Allow those who have suffered the very most through the actions of RMJM and the constant sniping of former colleagues and detractors, the opportunity to have this one singular piece of reward and satisfaction.

Please
Guess who
#10 Posted by Guess who on 13 Apr 2014 at 23:08 PM
The nominations aren't for who suffered the most, and who hung in to the end. They are for the design. The realisation of the design & delivery involved a large team, from bid stage to site, which spanned the past 7 years plus. Therefore credit to all past and present staff who were part of this project.

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