Reiach and Hall Architects, Moxon Architects and John McAslan & Partners in running

Edinburgh practice Reiach and Hall Architects has chalked up three nominations for this year’s RIAS Awards for the best new project in Scotland.

Designs by the practice for a science teaching hub in Aberdeen, a sports stand in Galashiels and a gallery in Edinburgh are among 17 schemes vying for the 2024 award.

Others in the running include an Aberdeenshire farmstead by Moxon Architects and John McAslan & Partners’ restoration of the Burrell Collection museum in Glasgow.

RIAS chief executive Tamsie Thomson said the 2024 shortlist was “undoubtedly one of the strongest for many years”.

“There is such a diverse and intriguing range of projects on this year’s RIAS Awards shortlist. 

“Alongside new workplaces, homes and housing projects across the country, there’s a rich variety of buildings that includes leading Scottish cultural and educational institutions, green energy infrastructure, a restaurant and even a football stand – so never let it be said that architects in Scotland cannot turn their hands to anything.”

The winners of the 2024 RIAS Awards will be announced on 4 June. Those winners then become the ‘longlist’ for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, which will be announced in November. 

Recipients of the 2024 RIAS Awards are also eligible for the RIBA Awards.

The full shortlist for the 2024 RIAS Awards

· An Office and Two Houses, Bunchrew, Highland by Loader Monteith

· Ardoch, Ballater, Aberdeenshire by Moxon Architects

· Civic House, Glasgow by Collective Architecture

· Croft 3, Isle of Mull by fardaa

· Danube Street, Edinburgh by John Jeffery

· Gala Fairydean Rovers Spectators Stand, Galashiels by Reiach and Hall Architects

· HydroNess, Inverness by Leslie Hutt Architect

· Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow by New Practice

· North Gate Social Housing, Glasgow by Page\Park Architects

· Renton Hall, Haddington, East Lothian by WT Architecture

· Simon Square, Edinburgh by Fraser/Livingstone Architects

· The Burrell Collection, Glasgow by John McAslan + Partners

· The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh by Reiach and Hall Architects

· The Tollhouse, Edinburgh by Fraser/Livingstone Architects

· Trinity Academy Sports Campus, Edinburgh by Holmes Miller

· University of Aberdeen – Science Teaching Hub by Reiach and Hall Architects

· West Balkello Farm, near Dundee by Ann Nisbet Studio