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2 October 2017 : Keith Williams to Chair the Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards 2017

The Glasgow Institute of Architects  is pleased to announce that Keith Williams will chair the judging of the Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards 2017 as guest head judge of the awards panel.

Founded in 1868, the Glasgow Institute of Architects is the largest of the six Chapters of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and is the oldest of Scotland’s architectural associations. The annual design awards which were established in 1979, recognise excellence in architecture created by Chapter members. The annual GIA Awards are recognised at local and national level and are one of the main highlights of the annual GIA programme.

Eligible projects can be designed by GIA registered architects across Scotland or by other architects within the wider Glasgow region.

The awards encompass six categories namely :

Office/Commercial/Industrial/Retail
Residential
Education
Healthcare
Leisure/Arts
Small Works (under £250,000)

59 awards were submitted for the 2017 round, and the judging process is underway.

Entries will be judged by category. Judges will be assessing entries against the criteria of ‘good architecture and buildings, whether new or adapted, which express good design in terms of function and effectiveness as well as aesthetics’.

Judging will take place over September/October and shortlisted buildings will be visited by the judges.

The Supreme Award winner, Awards winners and Commendations will be announced in Glasgow on Friday 11 November at the Glasgow Institute of Architects Annual Members Dinner at Oran Mor (originally Kelvinside Parish Church 1862 by J.J. Stevenson) a gothic building with a series of extraordinary more recent ceiling paintings undertaken during the restoration of 2002-2004 by the Glasgow-born writer and artist Alasdair Gray.

Current GIA chairman Tim Gary a director Holmes Miller will present the awards.

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