The Saunders Centre, recently completed at The Glasgow Academy, was awarded both an RIAS and RIBA award at the annual presentations and dinner held this year in Glasgow. The Glasgow Academy project was a product of contributions from a number of our specialist groups across the office. Starting with our early masterplan involvement through our City & Land team who then handed over to our Briefing team, before colleagues Sarah Jane Storrie, Marianne Keating and David Paton led the Architectural and Interior development through to delivery on site. This was then followed by the involvement of our Graphics group who developed an inspiring package of signage and murals that are featured throughout the interior.
These awards acknowledge the contributions from across the office however this success was made even more special with Sarah Jane Storrie, who anchored the project, being awarded RIAS Emerging Architect of the Year. We were also pleased that our Dollar Academy Westwater building, also lead by Sarah Jane and Marianne, was shortlisted for an award.