Friday 2 February 2018

2018 Housing Design Awards Deadline Extended

Saltire Housing Design 2018 Awards Extended to 8 March 2018.
Celebrating over 80 years of excellence in Housing Design

Supported by the Scottish Government

 Nominations for the 2018 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards which will be guest chaired by BBC researcher and reporter Allan Little has been extended to the 8 March 2018.

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.

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

Entry Forms can be downloaded HERE


Last year’s winners included:

Fernan Gardens
Shettleston by architects Anderson Bell Christie
A development of flats for the over 55s which uses simple and highly effective design with intelligent detailing of materials and rigorous planning.

Lane’s End
in Dumfriesshire by John Murray Architect
A beautiful example of clear unity of purpose between client and architect, built around a beautifully conceived green space.


The Scottish Government continue to support the Awards and sponsor the Innovation in Housing award which sees a cash prize of £1,500 given to the winning project. This 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 was:

Fit Homes - Delivering Health and Wellness in the Digital Age
A joint venture between Albyn Housing Society, Carbon Dynamic and NHS Highland. Fit Homes sees innovation in procurement and finance deliver social housing along with pioneering off- site low-carbon construction technology to create attractive and highly flexible homes for older and more vulnerable tenants.


Submissions must be received by noon on 8 March 2018 with the awards ceremony due to take place in Edinburgh in June.


David Jamieson, Convenor of the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards, said of the Awards launch:

“On behalf of the Saltire Society and the Housing Award Panel, I am delighted to launch this year’s Call for Entries for our Housing Awards and Innovation Award. We are pleased to be working with the support of the Scottish Government to ensure good housing is being celebrated and encouraged in Scotland.

We are particularly pleased to welcome Allan Little as Guest Chair and know his involvement will bring a new perspective to the Awards.

I would encourage clients, academics, tenants’ groups, architects and housing developers to submit any recently completed projects which identify original thinking and imagination in housing design and development in Scotland.”






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