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Shortlist announced for Andrew Doolan award

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October 21 2011

Shortlist announced for Andrew Doolan award
The shortlist for the richest prize in UK architecture, the Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, has been unveiled by RIAS.
A record 35 submissions were received for this year’s iteration of the annual accolade, reflecting a range of budgets and a diverse group of locales from beyond the central belt.

RIAS president Sholto Humphries said of the shortlist: “Their geography covers the whole of Scotland and they range from a multi-million pound council office complex to the joyful transformation of a Glasgow motorway junction. I am looking forward to the challenge of selecting a winner from this diverse and brilliant bunch.”

Professor Andrew MacMillan, chair of the judging panel, said: “The late and much missed Andrew Doolan knew what he was doing when he decided that Scotland should have the richest architectural prize in the UK. He laid down a challenge which Scottish architects have answered year on year with buildings which have a real sense of place and show just what good architecture delivers for Scotland.”

Elder + Cannon won the 2010 prize for their work on new office space for Shettleston Housing Association.

The winner will be unveiled on November 17.

Doolan Shortlist:
  • 10 Pearce Street: Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
  • The Brochs of Coigach: SBA Architects Ltd
  • Centre for the Scottish War Blinded: Page\Park Architects
  • Dundee House: Reiach and Hall Architects
  • Glentress Peel Visitor Centre: Gaia Architects
  • Grödians: Richard Gibson Architects
  • Hillcrest Housing Association HQ: Nicoll Russell Studios
  • Hillhead Primary School: jmarchitects Ltd
  • The Houl: Simon Winstanley Architects
  • Linlithgow Burgh Halls: Malcolm Fraser Architects
  • The National Museum of Scotland: Gareth Hoskins Architects Ltd
  • Phoenix Flowers: 7N Architects
  • University of Edinburgh Business School: LDN Architects

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