Our Housing Design Awards have been rewarding and advocating innovation and excellence in Scottish house building and place-making for longer than any other design awards in Scotland. They are a highly regarded, long-standing example of the Society’s commitments, aims and objectives.

Intended for Owners, Clients, Architects, House-builders and Housing Developers of all shapes and sizes, the length and breadth of Scotland – the awards have recognised everything from single dwellings in the remotest reaches of the Highlands, to large-scale commercial developments in the country’s major urban centres.

Successful entrants agree that recognition by the Society’s panel of industry leaders is a major enhancement to their image and profile, and a ringing endorsement of their work.

2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards and the recipient of the Saltire International Travel Bursary were announced at a special ceremony in Edinburgh yesterday (30th  June), attended by the Minister for Housing, Kevin Stewart.

Blakeburn Cottage, the remodelling of a farm building in the Borders. Joint winner in the Alterations, Renovation and Extensions category, this project also won the coveted Saltire Medal and an accompanying £1,500 prize.  

2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Shortlist unveiled

The shortlists for all five award categories in this year’s Saltire Society Housing Design Awards have been announced ahead of the annual awards ceremony, which will take place on Thursday 30 June at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.


Meet the 2016 Judges

Meet the panel of judges who took part in this year's Saltire Society Housing Design Awards. These judges inlcude experienced architects and some of the leading figures in the housing industry, as well as BBC's Kirsty Wark who participated as this year's annual guest chair. 

Convener of the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards, Jude Barber from Collective Architecture, said:

“The standard of entries has, as ever, been immeasurably high and we are particularly pleased to welcome Kirsty Wark to the role of Annual Guest Chair. Kirsty is one of Britain’s most experienced television journalists, winning several major awards for her work and we think she will be a terrific addition to this year’s awards ceremony.

“The Housing Design Awards were established to celebrate Scottish architecture and it is great to have this opportunity to recognise all these brilliant achievements in Scottish house building and place-making.”