A+DS Publication, Architecture Design Scotland News, 2009

Architecture and Design Scotland Publication

‘People, Places and Planet’

17 Jun 2009

Architecture and Design Scotland Publication 2009



Architecture Design Scotland Publication

Yesterday, during the national conference of NHSScotland at the SECC, Dr Kevin Woods, Director General Health and Chief Executive NHSScotland, launched the latest publication developed by Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) as part of our work with the Health Directorates. ‘Case Notes : Client leadership’ features the work of seven inspirational clients and draws lessons on the key factors to their success in the delivery of exemplary healthcare buildings.

In his introduction the publication, Gareth Hoskins, Scotland’s Healthcare Design Champion, says “Here we celebrate the clients behind some of the most successful healthcare buildings recently established in the United Kingdom and learn lessons from their hard work and leadership. Each client has delivered award-winning buildings, places that lift the human spirit and support our wellbeing; healthcare facilities that embody the ethos of the NHS and offer its users an ‘Architecture of Hope’.”
Dr Woods said “I am delighted to be associated with this publication to which I have given a foreword.”

He made explicit the high aspiration he holds for NHSScotland’s estate and the expectation that the current investment programme must and will deliver great places that support staff and improve the wellbeing of patients. He called upon Boards to heed the lessons in the publication – to be expert and demanding clients – and challenged architects and developers to produce therapeutic places.

Designed to raise the profile and understanding of the role of client leadership, the publication should be of interest and benefit to Board Members considering the role of the built estate in supporting services, and for non- estates staff involved in the briefing and design of new buildings.

Copies of the publication will be sent to Design Champions within NHSScotland boards and is also available on the A+DS website.

A+DS Launch Sustainable Development Publication


Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) has launched its most recent publication ‘People, Places and Planet’ at a meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment.

The publication is A+DS’s position paper on sustainable development and it seeks to promote debate and to set out a clear basis for understanding how the principles of sustainability, applied to the process of place-making, can deliver improvements to our built environment.

Speaking after the Launch A+DS Chief Executive Sebastian Tombs said that:

“Climate change is arguably the biggest problem facing our world today and if it is to be tackled it requires all of us to play our part. ‘People, Places and Planet’ aims to provide useful information for both place-makers and policy-makers on the steps that they can take to help make Scotland a sustainable nation.

“The publication makes clear that creating sustainable places is about much more that creating greener buildings. It outlines the challenges that the public and private sectors must face to deliver real sustainable development. We also highlight in the publication the steps A+DS itself is taking in play our part in realising a better future for Scotland.”

A+DS will also be seeking the views of place-makers and policy-makers on the contents of ‘People, Places and Planet’. A+DS will be looking to receive responses by the end of June 2009.

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