Architecture and Design Scotland



Future housing exhibition wraps up with visit to Galashiels

An exhibition which invited people from across Scotland to contribute their views on the future of housing finished with a workshop and exhibition in Galashiels this week.

Published 18 December 2019

Architecture chief to join Scottish Futures Trust

Architecture and Design Scotland’s (A&DS) director of place, Diarmaid Lawlor, will join Scottish Futures Trust at the start of 2020.

Published 6 December 2019

Sustainable offsite manufacturing exhibition opens in Glasgow

A new exhibition currently open in Glasgow is showcasing sustainable buildings factory-made from wood, demonstrating how innovative timber engineering methods can overcome traditional construction challenges.

Published 28 October 2019

Proposals invited for 2020 Venice architecture exhibition

Creative teams are invited to submit proposals for a project to celebrate architecture, with the potential to showcase the work at one of the most prestigious architecture events in the world.

Published 23 August 2019

Architecture and Design Scotland begins Housing to 2040 Summer Workshop Tour

The Scottish Government’s design champion Architecture and Design Scotland will be taking to the road during 2019 to run a series of workshops on the future of housing in Scotland.

Published 25 July 2019

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival prepares for seventh annual outing

The timetable has been unveiled for the seventh annual Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival which will be held from August 19-22.

Published 4 July 2019

Jim MacDonald: Can design help save the planet?

Jim MacDonald, chief executive of Architecture and Design Scotland, explains why a design-based approach is an effective way of getting to people to work collaboratively, which will make a difference both to the quality of our places and the future of our planet. 

Published 27 May 2019

Four new members join Architecture and Design Scotland board

Cabinet Secretary for culture, tourism and external affairs Fiona Hyslop has announced the appointment of four new members of the board of Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS).

Published 23 April 2019

Social housing and green infrastructure design fund launched

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is working in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, Architecture and Design Scotland and the Scottish Government to support more innovative, greener designs in the housing sector.

Published 14 February 2019

Ann Allen appointed new chair of Architecture and Design Scotland Board

Scottish Ministers have announced the appointment of the new chair of the Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) Board following a recruitment process.

Published 24 September 2018

£90,000 Challenge Fund announced to encourage custom and self-built homes

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has announced £90,000 to support pilot projects to assist people wanting to build their own homes with a new Challenge Fund.

Published 28 September 2017

Scottish projects recognised for planning excellence by RTPI

A new way to evaluate systematically what a “good place” means and a first attempt to create an integrated planning framework to guide marine development and protect the quality of the marine environment around Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters have been recognised at prestigious planning awards.

Published 16 June 2017

New guidance to help local authorities improve school buildings

New guidance has been launched to help local authorities improve their school estate by refurbishing existing buildings.

Published 2 September 2015

Strathclyde and ESALA students named A+DS and RIAS architecture award winners

A student at the University of Strathclyde has been honoured at the annual Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Scottish Student Awards for Architecture for his design for a sustainable brickmaking company in a Mumbai slum.

Published 20 July 2015