Our categories are split into architecture and design. Please see our 2018 categories below


This category is open to architectural lighting design projects that include exhibitions and event installations that were in excess of 3 days in duration or installations that were used or erected in more than one location and open to the public in excess of 3 days. The lighting design projects shall either be the work of a designer based in Scotland or for a client based in Scotland, but may be for projects sited anywhere in the world

ARCHITECTURE: Regeneration

Projects in this category should be an environmental scheme, building project (new build or upgrade of an existing building) or a programme of new signage or artworks and should form part of a wider plan for the area?s physical and economic social regeneration

ARCHITECTURE: Affordable Housing

Affordable housing relates to homes provided by local authorities, housing associations, private developers and individuals and includes housing for rent and subsidised home ownership projects.

ARCHITECTURE: Proposed Building

This project must be in a proposed state until at least March 2018. Proposed meaning not under construction but still in the planning stages. For buildings under construction see the Future Buildings section.

ARCHITECTURE: Re-use of a Listed Building

This category will reward a project for excellence in the sphere of conservation, restoration or adaptive re-use and should involve a listed building. Submissions should include information about the condition of the building before the work was undertaken, a short statement about the building?s significance and a description of the intention behind the works undertaken.

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PLACE MAKING/MASTER PLANNING: Place Making/Master Planning (see rule 14)

Judges will look for excellent masterplan design and evidence that the location, orientation of the buildings, the activities that they contain and the design of the surrounding space formed a critical component of the brief and proposed/ complemented project. It is also important to make evident how people have primacy in proposals. For the purpose of these categories, masterplan is analogous to the development plan, design famework, development framework etc.