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30 May 2009 - No comments
Talk of the credit crunch was suspended recently when the profession gathered to celebrate the best of architecture at the Scottish Design Awards. From the record breaking slew of entries,...
29 May 2009 - No comments
haa design are settling into more commodious accommodation on Bell Street, Glasgow, after a flit from their home of the past decade, Central Chambers. Taking up residence in the Merchant City,...
29 May 2009 - No comments
Banking group HSBCand the Future Laboratory have issued a report on forecasted change to UK industry in the coming century and have tipped Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee as potential winners in the...
29 May 2009 - No comments
Demolition contractors are on site at the Coliseum, four days after a fire ripped through the Edwardian Cinema after Health and Safety concerns were raised over the fragile skeleton.  Under these...
29 May 2009 - No comments
Prospect is creating an organisation called The Rubble Club ( www.therubbleclub.com ) for buildings demolished in their architects lifetime.  The Rubble Club is not a new idea. It is in fact the...
28 May 2009 - No comments
Morgan Professional Services have appointed Alan Gaston as head of civil and structural engineering in Scotland. Based in MPS’s Glasgow office Gaston will be charged with management and...
28 May 2009 - No comments
Coodham House, stately home of James Ogilvie Fairlie, has been rescued from ruin by Goldrealm Properties and CDP Architects after five years of painstaking work. Coodham’s A listed status...
28 May 2009 - No comments
Downtown Space have announced a raft of new tenants for their Hub development at Pacific Quay, notably Baxter Storey who will take on the operation of a public café and bar.   Due to open at...
28 May 2009 - No comments
Carpenter Oak & Woodland have commenced work on the timber frame of a Robert Burns Museum for the National Trust for Scotland. The locally sourced Douglas Fir structure forms a key plank of...
27 May 2009 - No comments
Stewart Milne are to publish research results for their prototype five star, near zero carbon Sigma home. Comprising a pair of four storey, four bedroom townhouses, Sigma has been specifically...
27 May 2009 - No comments
A Salford community have taken regeneration matters into their own hands by penning a colourful 35m mural alongside the river Irwell. The city that gave us Lowry is flexing its creative muscle...
27 May 2009 - No comments
Reiach and Hall have unveiled their £21m campus for Forth Valley College at Hawkhill, Alloa. The scheme forms a key constituent of wider moves to rejuvenate the college following amalgamation...
27 May 2009 - No comments
‘Scottish Sustainable Communities’ status has been dolled out by the Scottish Government in recognition of the “step change” in design, quality and environmental standards offered by 11 key...
27 May 2009 - No comments
HLM Architects are one practice to duck the traditional mid life crisis as they undergo something of a renaissance on their 40th anniversary.  The practice are flying high after moving into...
26 May 2009 - No comments
A midnight deadline on 31 May now looms large for submissions to Antony Gormley’s Fourth plinth project. Publicity hungry individuals from across Scotland are being invited to take up...
26 May 2009 - No comments
A new design tool. “Designing Out Waste: A Design Team Guide”, is set to be published by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) showing architects and designers how to minimise material sent...
25 May 2009 - No comments
Edinburgh Evening News are reporting that EDI, Parc Craigmillar and Waterfront Edinburgh Ltd are on the verge of going bust, forcing city leaders to prepare a £70m bailout and necessitating a...
25 May 2009 - No comments
An annual £500 award for 3rd year students, backed by the Glasgow Institute of Architects and Holmes has been launched, The Holmes Award – 3rd Year Student Best Design 2009. Open to...
25 May 2009 - No comments
A thirty year milestone in the history of Fyne Homes has been celebrated with the presentation of a Quaich by Argyll and Bute Council. Isle of Bute Housing Association, as Fyne Homes were then...
25 May 2009 - No comments
Sometimes conventions can be a bit too conventional The Caird Hall in Dundee on a cold, wet day (in May!) is not something to cheer the heart, especially when its capacious interior is only...
25 May 2009 - No comments
A major fire has ripped through the derelict County Bingo Hall on Eglinton Street, formerly the Coliseum theatre. Images from the scene showed the structure engulfed in flame but it is too...
25 May 2009 - No comments
Archial Architects are going underground with a £10.5m centre for veterinary medicine at the Garscube Estate, Glasgow. Forming part of the University of Glasgow’s Faculty of Veterinary...
25 May 2009 - No comments
Clive Christian will unleash their latest architectural kitchen upon an unsuspecting public this month. The eclectic and ostentatious brew is dressed in artists favourite wine, fruit and...
22 May 2009 - No comments
James R Wright, the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, has marked a deal with Tenants First Housing Co-operative for energy efficient Canadian timber homes in Aberdeen. Two...
22 May 2009 - No comments
Redevco and Reiach & Hall have submitted plans to Glasgow City Council for demolition and redevelopment of George House on George Square, Glasgow.  Reiach and Hall's competition winner is a...
22 May 2009 - No comments
Sir Terry Farrell, Edinburgh’s outgoing design champion, has warned that the city is in danger of losing its status as one of the finest cities in Europe due to “complacency” and...
22 May 2009 - No comments
A long list of 153 hopefuls in the competition to design an 11,250 square metre building for the Glasgow School of Art has been whittled down to a mere seven. In alphabetical order the lucky...
21 May 2009 - No comments
3DReid have unveiled their design for the Co-operative Group’s new headquarters office building, on land opposite the Group’s current home in the Co-operative Insurance tower on Miller Street,...
21 May 2009 - No comments
B L Developments Ltd have submitted a detailed planning application to Edinburgh City Council for redevelopment of  the former Scottish Power Headquarters site in Portobello, Edinburgh....
21 May 2009 - No comments
A £5.6m Marine Skills Centre on the banks of the Clyde, the first element of the New Campus Glasgow project, has been approved. Comprising a teaching facility, workshops and pontoon for a...
20 May 2009 - No comments
Voting has closed in our search to establish our top LEGO villa, but who will ultimately walk away with these plastic treasures?  Bidding has opened on www.jumbleaid.com/legovillas and you are...
20 May 2009 - No comments
Thomas and Adamson have been appointed as project managers by Edinburgh Military Tattoo Ltd to manage the replacement of the current stands, to be put in place for the 2011 event. Key to the...
20 May 2009 - No comments
Continuing a run of good form Archial Architects are celebrating the official opening of their Pollok Civic Realm Project, shortlisted for both a RIBA award and Best Regeneration Project in the...
19 May 2009 - No comments
The Common Guild, a non-profit visual arts organisation, are to inject new life into one of Glasgow’s parks through the use art and architecture. “Projects for Parks” is a collaborative...
19 May 2009 - No comments
A £3.5m public garden and sculpture has been opened in Clydebank to mark the opening of a new business park on the riverfront site. Extensive landscaping conducted by Clydebank Re-built and...
18 May 2009 - No comments
Archial architects have secured a contract to design the £4m National Curling Academy in Kinross. The facility for the National Curling Academy will bring a six sheet curling rink, offices,...
18 May 2009 - No comments
Providing a safe and secure sanctuary for Scotland’s liquid gold hinges quite literally upon the steely determination of Ascot’s metal doorsets, closing the door on corrosion. A variety of...
18 May 2009 - No comments
The Roses Design Awards 2009 now invite submissions for the countries premier celebration of architecture and design, with a strict deadline of June 12. The Roses aim to promote and stimulate...
15 May 2009 - No comments
Barmuckity Business Park Ltd, a joint venture between landowner Ian Robertson and Springfield Properties, has submitted an application to Moray Council for a 128 acre trading estate to the east of...
15 May 2009 - No comments
Buro Happold have received a good reception in Riyadh after being appointed by the regions leading supplier of satellite services to work as engineering consultant on the operators new...
15 May 2009 - No comments
7N Architects have launched their new look website, showcasing the practices work across Scotland. Foremost amongst their portfolio is a masterplan for Inverness Campus, submitted today to...
15 May 2009 - No comments
Over arching expertise from Booth-Muirie has finally put an end to Wimbledon’s infamous summer deluges with the installation of a retractable roof over Centre Court. The weather proof canopy...
14 May 2009 - No comments
Hypostyle have been commissioned to design a dedicated £25m research centre for manufacturing technology in the UK’s aerospace, energy, marine and automobile industries. Located at Glasgow...
14 May 2009 - No comments
The Scottish Arts Council have awarded funding to Roanheads village, a residential scheme in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire by Michael Gilmour Associates. A £10,000 allocation will be used to...
14 May 2009 - No comments
Archial Architects has completed the £20m Scottish Borders Campus, Galashiels, home of Borders College and the local arm of Herriot-Watt University. The co-location project provides an...
13 May 2009 - No comments
Archial Architects have taken a colourful approach to a £25m hotel development in Aberdeen City Centre. A striking metamorphosis will transform the existing three storey Bells Hotel on Union...
13 May 2009 - No comments
Two tribes went to war at Portland Place, RIBA’s HQ, last night with Prince Charles's first return to the architects den since his infamous “monstrous carbuncle” speech of 1984. The...
12 May 2009 - No comments
The Heritage Lottery Fund have announced a £10m pot to boost run down town centre’s across the UK.  Eight downs will benefit from the award, amongst them Rothesay on the Isle of Bute....
12 May 2009 - No comments
Final tickets have been made available for Scotland’s only property music event, The Great Big Property Gig 2009, to be held in ABC2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Dubbed the recession...
12 May 2009 - No comments
William Tunnell Architecture have commenced construction on phase two of the White House on the Isle of Coll following consolidation of an existing ruin. A new building will now be constructed...
12 May 2009 - No comments
Last week I promised more, much more, on A+DS so here we go – don’t say I didn’t warn you. It’s worth persevering though - there is light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not the...
11 May 2009 - No comments
Over the past three months architecturescotland has had five leading architectural firms beavering away on designs for a model LEGO villa.  Now we present the fruits of their labours for sale at...
11 May 2009 - No comments
Grant Howarth, a recent graduate from the University of Strathclyde, has won a prestigious national award for a wheelie good solution to bicycle theft and vandalism. A hi tech bike rack dubbed...
8 May 2009 - No comments
A school from down under has come out on top in the inaugural bi-monthly World Architecture News awards Hazelwood School, from gm+ad architects, was pipped to the post for the title of...
8 May 2009 - No comments
The Edinburgh Architectural Association (EAA) are launcing a ‘best of the best’ online poll in celebration of the association’s 150th year. Three buildings have been chosen from each of...
8 May 2009 - No comments
City of Edinburgh Council have awarded full planning permission to Deramore Property Group for redevelopment of 121-123 Princes Street. Archial Architects will transform the presently...
8 May 2009 - No comments
Planning permission has been granted for Archial’s £40m expansion of the five star Marcliffe Hotel and Spa in the western suburbs of Aberdeen. Extensive alterations and extensions will...
7 May 2009 - No comments
Lee Boyd’s St Paul’s & St George’s Church has won building of the year at the Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards 2009.   In their citation judges remarked: “This is an...
7 May 2009 - No comments
Planning permission and listed building consent has been awarded by Glasgow City Council to 3DReid for the construction of a £26m hotel on the site of the former BBC Scotland Headquarters in...
7 May 2009 - No comments
HLM have been appointed as technical adviser, part of lead consultant Currie & Brown’s team, for a mammoth hospital scheme. Due for completion in 2014 the £842m hospital, the largest NHS...
7 May 2009 - No comments
Hot on the heels of planning approval for the Shortbread House in Granton comes news that Susan Stephen Architects have also received approval for 95 housing association flats on Gorgie Road,...
6 May 2009 - No comments
Gareth Hoskins Architects have reached the final five competitors in a bid to design a £15m visitor centre at Fort York in Toronto, the only international practice to do so. Hoskins will be...
6 May 2009 - No comments
They took some honey and plenty of money Good to see the Donald appears to be taking my advice for once. Regular readers will recall my suggestion a few weeks ago that he take over Forth Ports...
6 May 2009 - No comments
Glasgow School of Art’s (GSA) design competition for a new teaching facility opposite the Mackintosh Building in Garnethill has attracted 152 entries from across the globe. These will now be...
6 May 2009 - No comments
It seems that residential work on Granton’s waterfront hasn’t entirely stalled with news that a mixed residential scheme of townhouses and flats has received planning approval from Edinburgh...
5 May 2009 - No comments
A planning application for a new hotel and homes within BBC Scotland’s former headquarters has been overtaken by a revised submission calling for a bigger bar, spa and more rooms. This is...
5 May 2009 - No comments
It was a case of six and half a dozen in Stirling at the weekend when six individuals bearing the name William Wallace were rounded up in symbolic celebration of the opening of a £6m pedestrian...
5 May 2009 - No comments
Arup Scotland’s South Queensferry headquarters are being remodelled by haa architects who will fully refurbish an existing grade B listed pavilion, designed by Arup Associates’ Peter Fogo in...
4 May 2009 - No comments
It seems good things come in twos for Glasgow Women’s Library for no sooner is approval and listed building consent approved than extra funding is announced from the Scottish Arts Council’s new...
4 May 2009 - No comments
A one day design workshop at the Lighthouse has opened it’s doors to 35 young people, more than turned up to an equivalent London event, as budding architects vied for an all expenses paid trip...
1 May 2009 - No comments
An idealised vision of what could take place in the four towns of Mauchline, Auchinleck, Cumnock and New Cumnock is being outlined by the Prince’s Foundation at a week long “Enquiry by...
1 May 2009 - No comments
The Future Scotland series of debates has kicked off at the Lighthouse with a look at how public spaces shape the built environment and asking what does the future look like?   Interest in...
1 May 2009 - No comments
Mumford and Wood have installed bespoke conservation timber windows at the University of Sheffield’s music school. Occupying the former Jessops Hospital, which was saved from demolition by...

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