Deadline Extended for Housing Design Awards


Celebrating 80 years of Good Housing Design

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards which will be guest chaired by Dame Seona Reid.

Now in their 80th year, the Saltire Society 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.

To celebrate the 80th anniversary, the Awards have expanded to allow projects completed between 1 January 2012 and 31 January 2017 be nominated.

The Awards are open to entries from Owners, Clients, Architects, House-builders and Housing Developers of all shapes and sizes across Scotland.

Our Housing Design Awards have been promoting excellence in Scottish house building and place making for longer than any other design awards in Scotland.

Last year’s winners included and Blakeburn Cottage (A449 Ltd), the remodelling of a farm building in the Borders that through careful handling ensures the home sits holistically within its landscape.   Muckle Roe Chapel, (Richard Gibson Architects)a modest new build extension and refurbishment to an existing chapel that both respects its previous use and its relationship to the existing community and Sighthill Regeneration (Collective Architecture), which  sees strong architectural forms and clear articulation of materials allowing the development to sit proudly in its context of a wider masterplan for the area.

The Scottish Government continue to support the Awards and sponsors the Innovation in Housing award which sees a cash prize of £1,500 for the winner. The Award celebrates the pioneering spirit. It is intended to complement the Scottish Government’s vision for their housing policy, to encourage innovative and original projects and ideas, which will promote debate and implementation.  Last year’s winner Hab Lab by John Gilbert Architects is a project that explores how the ‘Performance gap’ found within new and existing housing stock can be eliminated.

Download the Award entry form HERE.

Download the Award information pack HERE.

Download the Innovation in Housing Award entry form HERE

Submissions can now be received up until noon on 8 March.

The awards ceremony due to take place at the Centre for Carbon Innovation in Edinburgh in June.

Posted on 30 January 2017 under Architecture