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Scottish Design Awards 2005 Winners News

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Scottish Design Awards – Winners

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Scottish Parliament wins:
Best Publicly Funded Building + Architecture Grand Prix – Benedetta Tagliabue + Tony Kettle pick up the award

Regeneration Awards Joint Winner – Tron Housing + Edinburgh Quay

Best Commercial Project – Sentinel Glasgow

Architect of the Year – Paul Stallan, RMJM

Chairman’s Award for Architecture – Graham Ross
Re-Tracing The Grid: Laurieston/Glasgow

Young Architect of the Year (U-35) Award – Reiner Nowak,
Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop

Scottish Architecture Awards 2005

Architecture Jury:
Chair: Sir Terry Farrell, Terry Farrell & Partners
Anna Chambers, Prospect
Penny Lewis, Prospect
Riccardo Marini, Edinburgh City Council
Jill Mulvenan, Urbis Ltd
John Punter, Cardiff School of City & Regional Planning
Ian Simpson, Ian Simpson Architects Ltd
Peter Stirling, Stirling Developments

Scottish Design Awards results announced at Moat House Hotel Glasgow
27 May

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RMJM PR re Scottish Design Awards 2005:

Scotland’s burgeoning design community packed out the Glasgow Moat House Hotel on 27 May 2005, all with designs on one of the elegant silver rulers presented at the annual Scottish Design awards ceremony in recognition of the cream of Scottish design. Amongst the attendees were representatives from leading architectural practice RMJM, keen to find out the results following the short-listing of two of their projects and the nomination of one of their colleagues for architect of the year – they weren’t disappointed.

After all the intense media and public scrutiny, the much-debated Scottish Parliament triumphed on Friday, picking up the award for ‘Best Publicly Funded Building’ and the top architectural honours of the evening, the ‘Architecture Grand Prix’.

Tony Kettle, UK Managing Director of RMJM, picked up the award with Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT, RMJM’s joint venture partners in the project.
Commenting on the win Tony Kettle said: ‘This award is testament to the team of more than 50 architects and other designers in Edinburgh and in Barcelona who turned Enric Miralles’ concept into reality. Thanks to their commitment, focus and passion throughout the project, Scotland has a Parliament building it can be proud of.’

The Scottish Design Awards are not the first architectural prizes that the EMBT/RMJM designed Scottish Parliament have clinched. It was recently awarded Spain’s top architectural accolade the prestigious Manuel de la Dehesa prize, Edinburgh Architectural Association’s Centenary Medal and was also a finalist in the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

RMJM’s second big success of the evening was the announcement that Paul Stallan, RMJM’s UK Design Director and head of the firm’s Glasgow office, had won the prestigious ‘Architect of the Year’ title in recognition of both his contribution to Glasgow’s regeneration and the development of RMJM Glasgow into one of the city’s busiest practices.

Paul’s involvement in the wave of regeneration across Glasgow ranges from landmark projects such as the redevelopment of the Tron Theatre and the first phase of Glasgow Harbour to small arts-based projects including the redevelopment of a Merchant City bathhouse into studio space for artist Peter Howson. Paul established RMJM’s Glasgow outfit in March 1995 with a team of 3. Today, located in modern rooftop studios with views across the river Clyde, Paul leads a growing team of 35 talented, young designers.

Paul is a member of the advisory board of the newly-formed Scottish architectural body, Architecture and Design Scotland. He is also a part-time design tutor at Strathclyde University and has been a lecturer on design methodology, examiner and invited design critic at Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle Universities.

The RMJM-designed Performance Academy at Newcastle College was also awarded a commendation in the ‘Best Publicly Funded Building’ category. The £21 million development is the first of its kind in the UK and provides a new state-of-the-art facility for more than 1,000 full time students of music, acting, dance, musical theatre, technical production, entertainment management and media.

The unique, creative hub provides students with world class facilities and professional-level working environments that are unmatched in the UK, including 3 performance venues, 10 recording studios, a TV studio, a radio station and acting, music, dance, recording and media production facilities.

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