Our Martyrs Kirk Reading Room at the University of St. Andrews was awarded a Commendation at the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2015. The citation and judges comments were:
This redundant church conversion sets a benchmark for others to follow given the sensitivity and respect towards the architecture and its former purpose and traditions. The university has created a beautiful space with high-quality finishes, that laudably translates its past function for worship and prayer into a sanctuary for learning and research.
“This is an important and exemplar project which preserves and re-uses a former church building in an intelligent and considered way, benefiting the local academic community and enhancing the townscape of St Andrews.” - Judges
Exhibition booklet - The Scottish Civic Trust My Place 2015
Until 6th May 2015 there is a free exhibition of all entrants and award winners of the My Place Awards being held at the Lighthouse in Glasgow.