Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be opening the Awards in Spring as planned. We want to give all our wonderful entrants the time and resources they need to excel and we are not convinced that this can be done remotely without peer support and site visits/interviews.


We will be reviewing this decision in the Autumn of 2020 and look forward to working with you to celebrate Scotland's housing design.

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See the 2019 winners here



     Winner, Multiple Dwelling 2019, Kesson Court, Elgin


Celebrating Over 80 years of Excellent Housing Design

Now in their 83rd year, 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.

Continued Funding

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

Last year’s winner was Bath Street Collective Custom Build, but John Kinsley Architects, which saw innovative form of procurement in Scotland, produce four very cost-effective flats in an urban context.

Other winners from last year 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 Handmade House, Isle of Lewis




    Auchineden Barn, Glasgow






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