EAA Awards 2015


2015 EAA AWARDS


The Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards were announced and presented at a drinks reception in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation on Tuesday 31st March, attended by around one hundred architects, sponsors and their guests. The EAA Building of the Year Award for 2015 went to Advocate’s Close by Morgan McDonnell Architecture.

Forty Six entries were submitted this year and 19 short-listed projects were visited by the judging panel in March 2015. Awards were made in five categories: Building of the Year; Conservation and Regeneration; Small Project, Wood and Ambassador. The judging panel comprised of Susan Edington - The Haining Charitable Trust, Annabel Cooper – Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Donald Canavan RIAS - EAA President, Beth Fraser RIAS - EAA Council Member.

In each category there was a clear winner, however as the standard was very high a number of commendations were also given.

The full shortlist and results are:

Building of the Year: Sponsored by Kawneer UK Ltd

Advocate’s Close - Morgan McDonnell Architecture

Arcadia Nursery - Malcolm Fraser Architects

Charlotte Square - Morgan McDonnell Architecture

West End Medical Practice - Page / Park Architects

WINNER: Advocate’s Close - Morgan McDonnell Architecture


©Kevin McCollum

COMMENDATION: Arcadia Nursery - Malcolm Fraser Architects

Regeneration and Conservation: Sponsored by Permavent Ltd

Advocate’s Close - Morgan McDonnell Architecture

Bonnington House - Benjamin Tindall Architects

Charlotte Square - Morgan McDonnell Architecture

The Studio and Potterrow Student Housing - LDN Architects

Southside Mill - WT Architecture

WINNER: Advocate’s Close - Morgan McDonnell Architecture

COMMENDATION: Southside Mill - WT Architecture


©Andrew Lee

Small Projects: Sponsored By Denfind Stone Ltd

Branching Out - David Blaikie Architects

Loch Leven Viewpoint – Icosis Architects

38 Ravelston Dykes - Richard Murphy Architects

St Martin of Tours Episcopal Church - Lee Boyd

WINNER: Loch Leven Viewpoint – Icosis Architects


©Icosis Architects

Ambassador Award: Sponsored by Russwood Ltd

Beefeater Gin Visitor Centre – Lee Boyd

Mid Rock House – WT Architecture

Speirs Centre – LDN Architects

WINNER: Speirs Centre – LDN Architects


©John McPike

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

Arcadia Nursery - Malcolm Fraser Architects

Infinite Space - David Blaikie Architects

Loch Leven Viewpoint – Icosis Architects

WINNER: Arcadia Nursery - Malcolm Fraser Architects


©Angus Bremner Photography

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you to everyone shortlisted and all that submitted.

We are grateful for the generosity of our sponsors who are kindly supporting the 2015 EAA Awards.