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Architect of the year shortlist unveiled

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October 14 2009

Architect of the year shortlist unveiled
Architecture Scotland can today unveil its nominations for architecture practice of the year, the winner of which is set to be announced at the Roses Design Awards to be held on Oct 23 in November.

A varied selection of practices are vying for the prize with newcomer Calderpeel garnering attention and public support on our sister site, Britain’s Best Buildings, for a series of contemporary homes in the north west area each marrying historical styles with modern design for a unique aesthetic.

John McAslan and Partners have risen to prominence recently through their charitable work with the Hunter Foundation in Africa, closer to home the practice are investing serious time and energy into the restoration of Dunoon Burgh Halls. A cherished landmark of the towns past which is being restored to prominence by local boy done good, John McAslan.

Lee Boyd architects are no strangers to the Roses either having won acclaim for their St Paul’s and St George’s Church remodeling in Edinburgh. More recently the practice have fashioned a visitor centre more befitting to the Wallace monument in Stirling.

Reiach and Hall have enjoyed a fantastic year so far, proudly adorning the front cover of the Architecture Scotland Annual 2009 with Stobhill hospital. Looking to the future an ambitious scheme has been submitted for a commercial development in Glasgow’s George Square and Neil Gillespie is also in the running for our inaugural Rubble Club award.

Stephenson Bell meanwhile have been making a name for themselves in the north west with a series of bespoke houses which specialise in bespoke accommodation for the private and public sectors.
The plucky five finalists must now hold tight to the awards ceremony itself when the winning team will be unveiled.

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