RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award

All types of architectural projects in Scotland are eligible, including new-build, regeneration, restoration, extensions and interiors.

List of winners and nomineesEdit



  • Forth Valley College – Falkirk Campus, Falkirk by Reiach and Hall Architects
  • High Sunderland, Galashiels by Loader Monteith
  • Jedburgh Grammar Campus, Jedburgh by Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design
  • Lockerbie Sawmill, Lockerbie by Konishi Gaffney
  • Quarry Studios, Aberdeenshire by Moxon Architects










  • Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd: Advocates Close, Edinburgh - winner[4]
  • Robin Baker Architects: The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy - special mention
  • Denizen Works Ltd: House No. 7, Isle of Tiree - special mention
  • GLM: The Inn at John O’Groats, Caithness - special mention
  • Reiach & Hall Architects: Scottish Water – The Bridge, Stepps - special mention
  • Elder and Cannon Architects: 261 West Princes Street, Glasgow
  • BDP: Buchanan Gardens, Glasgow
  • Dualchas Architects: Cliff House, Isle of Skye
  • Elder and Cannon Architects: Clydebank East Workshops, Clydebank
  • RMJM Architecture Ltd: Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, Glasgow
  • Gareth Hoskins Architects: Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh
  • LDN Architects: Knockando Woolmill, Knockando
  • Foster + Partners: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow


  • NORD Architecture: WASPS South Block, Glasgow - winner[5]
  • Simpson & Brown Architects: The Chapel of Saint Albert the Great, Edinburgh - special mention
  • Reiach and Hall Architects: Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education, Stirling Campus, Stirling - special mention
  • Edo Architecture: The Ghost of Water Row (Temporary Structure), Govan, Glasgow - special mention
  • schmidt hammer lassen architects: Sir Duncan Rice Library, Aberdeen - special mention
  • Patience & Highmore: Thomas Telford Parliamentary Church, Berneray, North Uist - special mention
  • LDN Architects: The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
  • Fife Council Property Services: Dunfermline High School, Dunfermline
  • cameronwebster architects: House, Lenzie
  • studioKAP: 4 Linsiadar, Isle of Lewis
  • Gareth Hoskins Architects: Mareel, Lerwick
  • Rural Design: The Turf House, Isle of Skye


  • OMA: Maggie's Gartnavel, Glasgow - winner
  • G1 Group: Corinthian Club, Glasgow - special mention
  • Holmes Miller: Heathfield Primary School, Ayr - special mention
  • Dualchas Building Design: House at Borreraig, Isle of Skye - special mention
  • Page\Park Architects: Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh - special mention
  • Rural Design: Bogbain Mill, Lochussie
  • Cameron Webster Architects: Cape Cove, Shore Road, Helensburgh
  • Hypostyle Architects: Fore Street, Glasgow
  • Reiach and Hall Architects: Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education, Alloa Campus, Alloa
  • LDN Architects LLP: Heriot's Centre for Sport & Exercise, Edinburgh
  • Icosis Architects: Loch Leven Bird Hide, Fife
  • Gokay Deveci Chartered Architects: Model 'D' House, Insch
  • McGregor Bowes + Haworth Tompkins: The Scotsman Steps, Edinburgh
  • Zone Architects: Wester Coates House, Edinburgh


  • Gareth Hoskins Architects: The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh - winner
  • Austin-Smith:Lord LLP: 10 Pearce Street, Govan, Glasgow - special mention
  • Richard Gibson Architects: Groedians, Lerwick - special mention
  • Nicoll Russell Studios: Hillcrest Housing Association Headquarters, Dundee - special mention
  • jmarchitects Ltd: Hillhead Primary School, Glasgow - special mention
  • Simon Winstanley Architects Ltd: The Houl, Castle Douglas - special mention
  • Malcolm Fraser Architects: Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Linlithgow - special mention
  • 7N Architects: Phoenix Flowers, Glasgow - special mention
  • SBA Architects Ltd: The Brochs of Coigach, Achiltibuie
  • Page\Park Architects: Centre for the Scottish War Blinded, Kirknewton
  • Reiach and Hall Architects: Dundee House, Dundee
  • Gaia Architects: Glentress Peel Visitor Centre, Peebles
  • LDN Architects: University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh


  • Elder and Cannon Architects: Shettleston Housing Association Offices, Glasgow - winner
  • Page\Park Architects: McManus Galleries, Dundee - special mention
  • Rural Design: 15 Fiscavaig, Isle of Skye
  • Nicoll Russell Studios: The Briggait Redevelopment, Glasgow
  • The Pollock Hammond Partnership: The Hippodrome Cinema, Bo'ness
  • Paterson Architects: House on a Hill, Aberdeenshire
  • Edward Culling Architects: John Hope Gateway, Edinburgh
  • Reaich and Hall Architects: Medical & Biological Sciences Building, University of St Andrews
  • Dualchas Building Design: Raasay Community Hall, Isle of Raasay
  • Gokay Deveci Chartered Architect: Tigh Na Cladach, Dunoon
  • Anderson Bell + Christie: The West Centre, Glasgow


  • Archial Architects: Small Animal Hospital, Glasgow - winner[6]
  • McKenzie Strickland Associates: Boathouse at Balnearn
  • Allan Murray Architects: Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh
  • Malcolm Fraser Architects: Infirmary Street Baths, Edinburgh
  • Reiach and Hall Architects: New Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow
  • Elder and Cannon Architects: Niddrie Mill and St Francis Join Primary School, Edinburgh
  • RMJM Scotland Ltd: North Glasgow College, Glasgow
  • Richard Murphy Architects, Elder and Cannon Architects, Page\Park Architects: Social Housing at Moore Street, Glasgow
  • Cameron Webster Architects: The Printworks, Glasgow
  • Elder and Cannon Architects: Trongate 103, Glasgow









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  2. ^ "RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2021". www.rias.org.uk. Retrieved 2022-08-04.
  3. ^ "RIAS Awards 2015". The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  4. ^ "RIAS Awards 2014". The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  5. ^ "RIAS Awards 2013". The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  6. ^ Waite, Richard (2009-11-05). "Doolan Prize 2009: finalists named in battle for Scotland's best building". The Architects’ Journal. Retrieved 2021-05-03.