EAA Awards - 2016 Winners


Murphy House Keith Hunter

The Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards were announced and presented at a drinks reception in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation on Thursday 5th

Thirty four entries were submitted this year and thirteen short-listed projects located within the Edinburgh Chapter were visited by the judging panel in April 2016. Awards were made in five categories: Building of the Year; Conservation and Regeneration; Small Project, Wood and Ambassador. The judging panel this year comprised of Ben Rainger RIAS - EAA Junior Vice President, Gloria Lo RIAS - EAA CPD Coordinator, Mark Douglas Lead Officer (Built Heritage & Design) - Scottish Borders Council, Anna Stuart MBE - Chair of Cassiltoun Trust and Neil Kelly Hon FRIAS - Partner at MacRoberts LLP.

In each category there was a clear winner, however with the standard very high a number of commendations were also given. The full Awards results follow.

Building of the Year:

A silver medal is given to acknowledge and publicise excellence in architecture for a completed project within the Chapter area. It may be a new building, an extension, an alteration or a conversion, and it must have been designed by a Chartered Architect.

Short-list

Murphy House, Hart Street - Richard Murphy Architects

Solid House - Beecher Architect

Westfield Avenue Phase Two - 7N Architects

WINNER: Murphy House, Hart Street - Richard Murphy Architects


© Keith Hunter

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Regeneration and Conservation: Sponsored byRusswood Ltd

This Award complements the Building of the Year by making an annual award for a building within the Chapter area which has been sensitively and effectively restored, converted, regenerated, extended or refurbished by a Chartered Architect, thereby encouraging the successful integration of the old and the new.

Short-list

Rosyth Parish Church - City Architecture Office

Saltcoats Steading - Aitken Turnbull Architects

Woodhall House - Lorn Macneal Architects

WINNER: Woodhall House - Lorn Macneal Architects


© Mark Douglas, Lorn Macneal Architects

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Small Projects:

The Small Projects Award is given to acknowledge and publicise excellence in architecture for a completed project within the chapter area with a contract sum of under £250,000. It may be a new building, an extension, an alteration or a conversion and it must have been designed by a Chartered Architect.

Short-list

"It’s Bigger on the Inside" - David Blaikie Architects

Newbattle Gardens - Craig Amy Architect

Sydserf - Sutherland & Co Architects

The Causeway - Konishi Gaffney Architects

WINNER: Newbattle Gardens - Craig Amy Architect


©Craig Amy

COMMENDATION: Sydserf - Sutherland & Co Architects


© Sutherland & Co

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The EAA Ambassador Award is to acknowledge and publicises excellence in architecture for a completed project outside the Chapter area. It may be a new building, an extension, an alteration or a conversion and it must have been designed by a Chartered Architect working within the EAA Chapter area.

Short-list

Forsinard Lookout Tower - Icosis Architects

Riverside Campus, City of Glasgow College - Michael Laird Architects / Reiach and Hall Architects

The Kirroughtree Visitor Centre - J M Architects

York Art Gallery - Ushida Findlay Simpson Brown

WINNER: York Art Gallery - Ushida Findlay Simpson Brown


© Giles Rocholl

COMMENDATION: Forsinard Lookout Tower - Icosis Architects


© Gordon Mackie and Stewart Watt

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Wood Award: Sponsored by Forestry Commission Scotland and Wood for Good

The Forestry Commission Scotland and Wood for Good have combined to sponsor an award aimed at encouraging innovative and creative use of timber in new buildings in Scotland. The award seeks also to stimulate greater appreciation of home grown timber and its potential for use in construction, with added consideration given to thoughtful and appropriate use of different species. There is no restriction on building type or scale of project it must have been designed by a Chartered Architect working within the EAA Chapter area.

Short-list

9 Succoth Park - Goodburn Baillie (Architecture) Ltd

Craigdon Mountain Sports Retail Facility - Oberlanders Architects LLP

Edinburgh Academy Hockey Pavilion - Richard Murphy Architects

WINNER: Edinburgh Academy Hockey Pavilion - Richard Murphy Architects


© Matthew Hyndman

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