Built environment bodies call for increased co-ordination to unlock vision for building communities

Scotland's built environment professional bodies have issued a joint statement calling on new ways of working that embed resilience into how our places function and develop over time.

Published 9 March 2021

Tollcross Housing Association development makes 2020 RIAS awards shortlist

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced an 18 strong shortlist for its 2020 awards with a Tollcross Housing Association development among the hopefuls.

Published 12 March 2020

Tollcross Housing Association’s new HQ shortlisted for Scotland’s best building

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has named Tollcross Housing Association’s new offices on a shortlist for its celebrated RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award.

Published 30 July 2019

Tenement maintenance working group’s final recommendations report calls for change in legislation

Regular building inspections, the establishment of compulsory owners’ associations and Building Reserve Funds must be written into legislation to protect the future of Scotland’s tenement buildings, according to a new report.

Published 5 June 2019

Raining’s Stairs and new Tollcross offices win at Scotland’s architectural Oscars

Tollcross Housing Association’s new offices and a Highland Housing Alliance development in Inverness have been named among the very best of current Scottish architecture.

Published 31 May 2019

New Tollcross HA offices hailed among Scotland’s best buildings

Tollcross Housing Association’s new offices and an Inverness housing development are among the 19 architectural gems included in a shortlist of Scotland’s best new buildings.

Published 29 March 2019

Port of Leith Housing Association and Hanover welcome Saltire Society recognition

Developments by Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) and Hanover Scotland Housing Association have been praised at this year’s Saltire Housing Design Awards.

Published 22 June 2018

Architect in the Hoose scheme returns for 2018

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has once again launched Architect in the Hoose to help homeowners and raise money for the Architects Benevolent Society (ABS).

Published 30 April 2018

Leading architects accuse RIAS of secrecy and ‘insufficient financial accountability’

More than 150 of Scotland’s leading architects have launched an unprecedented attack on the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), accusing it of being financially inept and a “secretive and autocratic” organisation.

Published 14 November 2017

'Ugly affordable housing' in rural Scotland is damaging tourism

Ugly affordable housing in rural Scotland is damaging tourism, according to a professor of architecture at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

Published 1 November 2017

£90,000 Challenge Fund announced to encourage custom and self-built homes

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has today announced £90,000 to support pilot projects to assist people wanting to build their own homes with a new Challenge Fund.

Published 28 September 2017

Melville Housing's Corn Exchange redevelopment wins prestigious national award

The Dalkeith Corn Exchange, recently renovated and reopened by Melville Housing Association, has won a prestigious award from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

Published 13 July 2017

New housing repairs website launched to save homeowners ‘hundreds of millions’

A major new free website designed to help private flat owners carry out repairs to their shared properties has been launched by housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP at an event in Glasgow today.

Published 21 September 2016

New Gorbals homes recognised as an example of Scotland’s best architecture

New Gorbals Housing Association’s newest homes in Laurieston have been named in the top 100 buildings of the century, and shortlisted for the Scotstyle architecture award.

Published 19 September 2016

Housing bodies unite in joint call to tackle homes shortage

Scotland’s key housing and professional bodies have called for politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis by supporting an increase in the supply of warm, sustainable homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations.

Published 27 April 2016