Businessmen and women from around the north-east gathered at one of Aberdeen’s most renowned historic buildings last night to celebrate those who have carefully created architecture of the future.
More than 100 guests attended the Aberdeen Society of Architects (ASA) annual dinner at Elphinstone Hall in Old Aberdeen yesterday.
The venue was chosen for its location right in the heart of the university’s historic campus at its landmark King’s College buildings.
Opening the evening, president David Chouman welcomed guests before dinner and the awards ceremony.
Michael Gilmour Associates won an award for its design of Marchburn, New House, Lords Throat; Moxon Architects was recognised for Culardoch, Upper Glen Gairn, which was also handed the Wood or Good Award in association with the Forestry Commission.
Project of the Year was awarded to Halliday Fraser Munro for the Marischal Square development.
Keppie Design was commended for Aker Solutions headquarters in Dyce while the Lord Provost Henry E Rae Community Centre extension and refurbishment, by Hypostyle Architects, was also commended. LDN Architects received a commendation for Sail Loft Conversion, Portsoy.
Guest speaker Richard Murphy OBE addressed the audience following the presentation of the awards.
Dave Chouman, president of ASA said: “The standard of projects submitted under our Annual Design Awards Scheme is a testament to the quality and aspiration that architects and architecture bring to projects, be they domestic or commercial. Our congratulations go out to all those that received an award.”