Scottish Design Awards 2019

Posted on August 22, 2019

Tonight Collective Architecture will be attending the Scottish Design Awards 2019, with 6 shortlisted projects. More details on the shortlist can be viewed here: SDA 2019 Categories

A few comments from the Judges about the overall standard of entries for 2019;

It was very exciting indeed to be involved with the Scottish Design Awards for the first time. What was immediately striking was the overall quality of design talent and innovative approach that exists within the design community in Scotland, as well as the clear value that clients involved place on good design as a critical part of their business success. This made the judges’ task rewarding and stimulating, and at times very difficult to identify a clear winner amongst the diverse submissions. But what we hope our final choices demonstrate is Scotland’s design community is fizzing with talent! Philip Long, Director, V&A Dundee

'I was impressed with the standard of entries this year and it was really heartening to see in particular the high number of good projects in the educational category. This bodes well for the experience and learning of the next generation. In the regeneration, and in other, categories it was heartening to see some really strong entries that creatively re-used existing buildings. This is vital in the future of architectural practice for sustainability and for the quality and coherence of our towns and cities. I was surprised that by comparison there were fewer entries shortlisted in the affordable homes category and I hope that housing associations and others will fill that gap next year.' Karen Anderson, Founding Partner, Anderson Bell Christie

Collective Architecture's entries pictured from top left corner clockwise;

Muirskeith Road
Award Category - Affordable Housing

East Calder Partnership centre
Award Category - Public Building

The Lookout on Calton Hill
Award Category - Interior Design

Collective on Calton Hill

Award Category - Leisure and Culture Building

Water Row Masterplan
Award Category - Master planning / Landscaping

Anderston Phases 4 and 5
Award Category - Affordable Housing
Award Category - Regeneration