A Stonehaven-based architects’ practice has beaten competition from across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to win the award for Best Small Project and the overall award for Best Building of 2011.
The Aberdeen Architects Society named Isis Architecture as the regional winner of the annual architecture competition for its design of an extension to a property in Rubislaw Den, Aberdeen. Winning the regional section means that Isis Architecture will be put forward to the national Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Awards 2012, organised by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).
All types of project were eligible for entry to the competition, including new-build, regeneration, conservation, conversion, interiors and extensions located within the Aberdeen Chapter of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and completed within the last two years. This year 43 projects were submitted ranging from large projects such as the refurbishment of Marischal College in Aberdeen to smaller scale projects. The awards were announced at the Aberdeen Architects Society annual dinner and awards ceremony in the Park Inn Hotel, Aberdeen on Friday March 9.
Nikki Ritchie, managing director of Isis Architecture said: “We were delighted to receive the award for best small project, and the overall award for best building of 2011. The competition included several prestigious projects in Aberdeen and we are extremely pleased that our emphasis on good design, which is at the heart of what we provide to our customers, has been recognised in the premier architectural award in the North East.”
Isis Architecture’s winning project in Aberdeen’s West End is a private residence in a Category C Listed property, located within the Conservation Area. The project brief was to refurbish the existing kitchen and to design a new garden room extension on an open plan arrangement.