The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and A&DS Student Awards

Strathclyde's winners are featured in our Awards galleries.

Shortlisted projects 2019
Fifth Year
Shortlisted: Douaa Arkoub: No Borders "Presence and Absence"-Glasgow Damascus
Third Year
Shortlisted: Andrew Martin McCluskie: Sauchiehall Poetry Experience/Housing Craft Based Business-Glasgow
A&DS Urban Design Award
Shortlisted: Dilyana Krushkova: Nature on Edge: The Hebridean Resilience Platform-Outer Hebridies, Scotland

2018
Fifth Year
Commended: Karolina Petruskeviciute: Removing Boundaries: Social, architectural and urban strategy for informal settldements, Nuevo Palmar, Santa Cruz

A&DS Urban Design Award
Winner: Marina Eftchia Konstantopoulou and Evangelia Giannoulaki: Synchroni[CITY]: unravelling urban narratives through public consolidation

A&DS Award for Sustainable Design
Commended: Karolina Petruskeviciute: Removing Boundaries: Social, architectural and urban strategy for informal settldements, Nuevo Palmar, Santa Cruz

RIAS Any MacMillan Drawing Award
Commended: Marina Eftchia Konstantopoulou and Evangelia Giannoulaki: Synchroni[CITY]: unravelling urban narratives through public consolidation

 

RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for best Fifth Year Student 2017
Winning Project: Asylum, Scottish Youth Parliament and Ministry of Education, Glasgow Green and Calton

Paschalis Kyrtsopoulos, University of Strathclyde, has won the RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for best Fifth Year Student with a “bold, vigorous and dynamic proposal” for a Scottish Youth Parliament and Ministry for Education.
Paschalis’s project relates to the deconstruction and simplification of the political system in Scotland which will allow residents to access the decision making process and be part of a wider system of local governments. The devolution suggested in this project is based on the examples of direct democracy and local governments of Switzerland, Netherlands and Canada.

This project focuses on the example of Glasgow which has the largest tradition and population of students in Scotland. The Ministry of Education  will not only be a building of offices, but a place for democratic discussions, where the Scottish Youth Parliament will operate. The term ‘democratic discussion’ is examined through the lenses of individual-group-collective and is the key focus for the design of the building.


Judges' Citation:
"Paschalis presented a bold, vigorous, dynamic, detuned, energetic proposal, with an ambitious idea about democracy. He shows architectural form without fear, through a very clear journey."

Speaking about the Awards, A&DS Chair Karen Anderson said: "We are continuously looking to develop how we highlight Scotland’s emerging talent, and these awards – promoted jointly with the RIAS – are an excellent opportunity to showcase the high standard emerging from our schools of architecture. I am particularly pleased that we were able to hear directly from the students in our new presentation-based event – Chiff-Chaff. The students presented confidently and were able to clearly demonstrate their thinking and their ideas and I want to congratulate everyone who took part."
RIAS President, Stewart Henderson, commented:
"Our annual student awards mark the extraordinarily high quality of architectural education in Scotland. Students from throughout the world come here because of the excellent training that is on offer. Scotland’s five schools of architecture are major contributors to the evolution of architecture across the planet."

Our student talent was also recognised in the following categories:
Architecture and Design Scotland Urban Design Award 2017
Commended: Annabelle Brading and Sean Fitzpatrick

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Andy MacMillan Drawing Award 2017
Commended: Annabelle Brading and Sean Fitzpatrick

2016 Architecture and Design Scotland Sustainable Design Award
Winning Project: The Copiapó Brine Network by Ryan Canning and Gabriela Mill

2015 Silver Medal
The Department of Architecture's Neal Whitaker won the RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal 2015 for the Best Scottish Student. Neal's project which won two awards, was a design for a sustainable brickmaking company in a Mumbai slum. Judges noted, "This is a humanitarian thesis, a manifesto for local empowerment. While the developed architectural forms are well beyond mere functional requirements, this is an enlightened and sophisticated expression of a big ambition. The proposition is that social justice be delivered through an accomplished, architectural approach".

 

A+DS (Architecture + Design Scotland) is Scotland's champion for excellence in placemaking, architecture and planning. An Executive NDPB of the Scottish Government, A+DS champions the highest standards in architecture and placemaking across all sectors, advocating a better understanding of the importance of quality design in both the public and private sectors.

RIAS (The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) is the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost professional institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment.

Strathclyde's winners are featured in our Awards galleries.