EAA Awards 2009
The Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards were presented at a drinks reception in the Balmoral Hotel on Wednesday 6th May attended by 150 architects, sponsors and guests.
Over 25 entries were submitted this year and 12 shortlisted projects were visited by the judging panel in February. Awards were made in three categories: Building of the Year; Conservation and Regeneration; and Small Project. The judging panel included Robert Black, President of the Edinburgh Architectural Association, Ken Ralston, Vice President of the EAA, David Page of Page and Park Architects and Karen Plouviez, Director of Estates and Campus Services at the University of Stirling. Robert Black said "It is gratifying and encouraging that the profession continues to achieve such a high standard of architecture across a wide variety of building types".
The awards in each category are:
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. No cost constraints are placed on this award.
Winner: St Paul's and St George's Church, LeeBoyd
Pic: Malcolm Innes
Commended: Hope, Pathhead, ICOSIS
Pic: Zoe Atherton
Commended: Potterow Development, University of Edinburgh, Bennetts Associates
Conservation and Regeneration
Sponsored by Porcelanosa
This Award is for a building within the Chapter area which has been sensitively and effectively restored, converted, regenerated or refurbished by a Chartered Architect thereby encouraging the successful integration of the old and the new. No cost constraints are placed on this award.
Winner: Blackburn House, Simpson & Brown Architects
Commended: Young Street Lane Offices, Malcolm Fraser Architects
Sponsored by Ben Dawson
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.
Winner: Newhaven Road Extension, WT Architecture
The following projects have been shortlisted for the Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards 2009.
The results will be announced at a celebratory drinks event in the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh on Wednesday 6th May from 6-8 p.m.
Building of the Year
- Potterow Development, University of Edinburgh, Bennetts Associates
- Quartermile, Phase 1, Foster + Partners
- Hope, Pathhead, ICOSIS
- St. Paul's and St. George's Church, LeeBoyd
- Infirmary Street Baths, Malcolm Fraser Architects
- Dawyck Botanic Garden Visitor Centre, Simpson & Brown Architects
- Norton House Hotel, Fletcher Joseph Architects
- Young Street Lane Offices, Malcolm Fraser Architects
- Lochrin Square, Michael Laird Architects
- Blackburn House, Simpson & Brown Architects
Small Projects Award
- 8b Salisbury Road, Grant Bulloch Architect
- Newhaven Road Extension, WT Architecture
We are grateful to Porcelanosa and Ben Dawson for supporting the evening.