Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2013 Launched!
The Saltire Society has launched its annual Housing Design Awards with the news that renowned Scottish Broadcaster and journalist Lesley Riddoch will be the awards’ guest chair for 2013.
Ms Riddoch succeeds high-profile Scottish architects Dick Cannon, John McAslan and Malcolm Fraser to the post, which will see her chair the Society’s panel of industry leaders in their assessment of housing projects from all over Scotland.
The role will also allow Ms Riddoch to award the Society’s prestigious Saltire Medal to her favourite scheme from the 2013 submissions. Last year’s winners were the Dualchas Architects, for a portfolio of excellent work through the year.
The Society also announced that Jude Barber, Director of Collective Architecture has taken on the convenership of the awards this year, succeeding Jane Paterson, who remains on the judging panel.
Entries are invited for the awards from all over Scotland, and for projects of all scales and intentions. The panel has previously awarded everything from single dwellings in the remotest reaches of the Highlands, to multi-unit developments in the country’s metropolitan centres.