Success at the 2019 RIAS Awards

Posted on May 31, 2019

Collective Architecture celebrated all things Collective at the RIAS Awards last night!

Collective on Calton Hill picked up an award in the 'Leisure, Culture and Ecclesiastical' category.

Jury chairman Prof John Cole said the journey around the country to view the projects had been "a reaffirmation" of the ability of architecture to positively influence the lives of individuals and communities.

The judges said the project on Calton Hill was the result of a "strong and highly successful collaboration" between the two clients and the design team.

They praised the "bold, contemporary interventions" as well as the "sensitively-restored historic buildings on this site of national significance".

Malcolm Fraser Architects initally won the invited competition for the project in 2014, secured planning pemission and progressed detailed design. The project moved to Collective Architecture during 2015 and the practice saw this project through to completion in 2018.

Project Information:
Clients: City of Edinburgh Council, Collective Gallery and The Lookout
Consultants: Faithful + Gould, Elliot & Company Consulting Engineers Ltd, Cundall, Harrison Stevens Limited
Original Architectural Practice: Malcolm Fraser Architects (Completed stage 3)
Contractor: Esh Construction

Further Information:
Collective Gallery opening times; Collective on Calton Hill
If you would like to book a table at restaurant for truly great food at one of the best locations in Edinburgh; The Lookout.