Reiach & Hall and Collective lead the pack with three buildings each
Nucleus, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s headquarters and archive in the north of Scotland, is one of three buildings designed by Reiach and Hall that have been shortlisted by RIAS for its 2018 awards.
Oriam, the practice’s £24m Edinburgh Sports Performance Centre, and the Engine Shed, Historic Environment Scotland’s building conservation hub in Stirling also made it on to the 25-strong shortlist.
The only other practice with three shortlisted schemes is Collective Architecture.
Page / Park and Ben Scrimgeour Building Workshop have a brace of schemes each. And Richard Murphy is shortlisted for £11m Perth Theatre – and gets a mention for his £9m Carnegie Library & Galleries in Dunfermline which has already gone forward for the RIBA National Awards.
Stewart Henderson, president of the RIAS, said: “When shortlisting this year’s entries for awards the panel were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions. The quality of architecture being produced the length and breadth of the country is hugely impressive. Practices, large and small, continue to demonstrate the strength and purpose of the profession in Scotland.”
The judges, who picked the 25 from 76 entries, included Henderson, Joanna van Heyningen of van Heyningen and Haward Architects (representing the RIBA), the Scottish government’s chief architect, Ian Gilzean, and Steven Robb, deputy head of casework at Historic Environment Scotland.
The RIAS shortlist
An Crùbh, Isle of Skye (£1.8m) - WT Architecture for Camuscross & Duisdale Initiative
Barmulloch Residents Centre, Glasgow (£1.5m) - Collective Architecture for Barmulloch Community Development Company
Bath Street Collective Custom Build, Edinburgh (£883k) - John Kinsley Architects for Bath Street Collective Custom Build
The Black Shed, Isle of Skye (contract value not for publication) - Mary Arnold-Forster Architect for a private client
Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh (£26.3m) - Allan Murray Architects for Children & Families Department, City of Edinburgh Council
Clydebank Leisure Centre, West Dunbartonshire (£21.9m) - Kennedy FitzGerald Architects for West Dunbartonshire Council
Clydeside Distillery, Glasgow (£4.27m) - Hypostyle Architects for Morrison Glasgow Distillers
Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries (£212m) - Ryder Architecture in collaboration with NBBJ for NHS Dumfries and Galloway
The Engine Shed, Stirling (£5.3m) - HES with Reiach and Hall Architects
Falls of Shin, Sutherland (£950k) - CH Architecture for Kyle for Sutherland Development Trust
The Garment Factory, Glasgow (contract value not for publication) - Morgan McDonnell Architecture for Castleforge Partners
Guardswell Farm, Perthshire (contract value not for publication) - Ben Scrimgeour Building Workshop for Guardswell Farm
The Hawkhead Centre, Paisley (contract value not for publication) – Page/Park Architects for Scottish War Blinded
Humpty House, Angus (contract value not for publication) - Ben Scrimgeour Building Workshop for a private client
Leith Fort, Edinburgh (£11.6m) - Collective Architecture & Malcom Fraser Architects for Port of Leith Housing Association / City of Edinburgh Council
Lochside House, West Highlands (contract value not for publication) - Haysom Ward Miller Architects for a private client
McEwan Hall, Edinburgh (contract value not for publication) - LDN Architects for The University of Edinburgh
Muirfield (Community Enterprise Centre), Cumbernauld (£6.5m) - Collective Architecture for North Lanarkshire Council
Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick (contract value not for publication) - Reiach and Hall Architects for The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh (£24m) - Reiach and Hall Architects for Oriam
Pairc Niseaboist and Talla na Mara, Isle of Harris (combined £2.4m) - Rural Design for West Harris Trust
Perth Theatre (£11.38m) - Richard Murphy Architects for Horsecross Arts Ltd
Ripple Retreat, Callander (contract value not for publication) - Kettle Collective for Its Good 2 Give
Saltcoats Town Hall, North Ayrshire (£3m) - McLean Architects for North Ayrshire Council
St Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, Edinburgh (contract value not for publication) – Page/Park Architects for The University of Edinburgh
Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Dunfermline (£9.1m) - Richard Murphy Architects for Fife Council. This won the 2017 RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award. Having already won multiple RIAS Awards, the library will be considered for a RIBA National Award 2018.