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Appleton Tower at the Schueco Excellence Awards

The Schueco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation, in partnership with Architecture Today, were being announced yesterday at a special event at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Our recently completed project, Appleton Tower, for the University of Edinburgh, was on the shortlist so project partner Dermot Patterson and project architect Ross Crichton took a trip south for the occasion. (read more...)

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LDN Win RIBA National Award

We are absolutely over the moon to have had The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library & Archives recognised as one of the 49 best buildings in the UK as part of the RIBA Awards 2018. The RIBA Awards are highly prestigious, recognised internationally as a celebration of the best architecture in the British Isles. (read more...)

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RIAS Awards 2018

Last night we were in Glasgow for the 2018 RIAS Awards event. Three of our projects were shortlisted: McEwan Hall was shortlisted for the main awards while The Patrick Geddes Centre and Portsoy Sail Loft were shortlisted for the RIAS/HES Conservation and Climate Change Award. (read more...)

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Four RIBA Yorkshire Awards for Piece Hall

LDN attended the RIBA Yorkshire Awards ceremony last night in Leeds to represent our shortlisted project, the Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library & Archives. We had high hopes that the project, which has transformed and rejuvenated the centre of Halifax, would come away with an award but expectations were exceeded when it was presented with not one but four! (read more...)

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RICS Yorkshire & Humber Awards for Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library & Archives

At the RICS Yorkshire & Humber Awards ceremony on Friday 11th May, the Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library & Archives project was awarded the prize for Regeneration. The project was celebrated for restoring the 18th Century Cloth Hall to create "a vibrant new cultural and commercial centre that is attracting significant public and private sector funding and new businesses... (read more...)

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RICS Scotland Awards 2018

LDN Architects were honoured to have four of our recently completed projects shortlisted in this year's RICS Scotland Awards: Portsoy Sail Loft in the Community Benefit and Conservation categories, McEwan Hall and the Patrick Geddes Centre in the Conservation category, and Appleton Tower in the Design Through Innovation category. (read more...)

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The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library & Archives Shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire Award

The RIBA Yorkshire Awards Shortlist was published earlier today and LDN are thrilled that our work on The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library & Archives has been recognised by the RIBA. Huge congratulations are in order for Calderdale Council and everyone else we had the pleasure of working with in Halifax. (read more...)

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Shortlisted for the ASA Design Awards 2018

We are excited to be kicking off the 2018 architectural awards season with two of our projects being shortlisted for the Aberdeen Society of Architects Design Awards. The shortlist features only ten buildings selected from over thirty entries, and we are honoured to be among those in the running for an award with our sensitive restoration of Coldstone House and... (read more...)

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Piece Hall Wins Heritage Angel Award

The winners of the Historic England Heritage Angel Awards were announced last night at a ceremony in London. We were delighted to see Claire Slattery from Calderdale Council win Best Rescue of a Historic Building for the Piece Hall in Halifax. Not only this but she went on to be awarded the Overall Winner Award for 2017, out of Heritage... (read more...)

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Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2017

Last night LDN partner Tom Duff accompanied Paul and Hamish of the North East Scotland Preservation Trust to the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards ceremony at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Our recently completed project, the Sail Loft in Portsoy – which we undertook for the NESPT – was shortlisted in the Best Rescue of a Historic Building category. (read more...)

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Knockando Wins Europa Nostra Award

Knockando Woolmill, whose renovation LDN completed in 2014, has added a coveted European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award to its collection of prizes. The Woolmill, located on the banks of the river Spey in Moray, is exceptional because it is the only working example of a small scale rural textile mill in Scotland, and has bee... (read more...)

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Speirs Centre Awards

The Speirs Centre in Alloa has earned itself a collection of awards since its completion. It has recently been announced as winner of both the RIAS/Historic Scotland Award for Conservation and Climate Change and an EAA Ambassador Award. It was also responsible for securing a spot for LDN on the AJ120 list of the Best UK Practices, and shortlisted for... (read more...)

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IAA Awards 2014

The latest in a number of accolades for Knockando Woolmill was to be proclaimed winner of the Building Conservation category in the Inverness Architectural Association Awards. The award winners were announced at the IAA's biennial conference, held at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Skye last Friday. (read more...)

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Knockando Woolmill

LDN are delighted that our hard work restoring Knockando Woolmill on Speyside has been recognised with a number of awards. The project was nominated for a total of five RICS Awards, in the Community Benefit, Tourism and Leisure, Regeneration, Infrastructure, and Building Conservation categories. It won the Inverness Architectural Association Award for Building Conservation as well as the RIAS/Historic Scotland... (read more...)

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Abbotsford Wins Europa Nostra Award

Abbotsford, the world-famous house and gardens in the heart of the Scottish Borders, has been awarded the much sought-after European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award for its recent conservation project. The conservation and development work was all based on a Conservation Plan for the House prepared by a team of experts led by LDN. (read more...)

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RIAS Awards 2013

LDN Architects received an RIAS Award for The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock at last week’s award ceremony and has been shortlisted for the Doolan Prize. They also received a Highly Commended for The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh and The Abbotsford Visitor Reception Building. In addition to this Abbotsford won the Forestry Commission Special Prize and the Best Use of Wood Award. (read more...)

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The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

LDN Architects are delighted to announce that The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh won the Conservation and Regeneration Category at last nights Edinburgh Architectural Association’s Awards Ceremony and the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock achieved a Commendation for the Ambassador Award. (read more...)

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Lifetime achievement award

Congratulations to Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith, founding partner of LDN, who received a lifetime achievement award from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland at the RIAS Awards ceremony on Wednesday evening in Glasgow. (read more...)

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Archers Hall Wins EAA 2012 Conservation & Regeneration Award

LDN Architects received the Conservation and Regeneration Award for Archers Hall, Edinburgh. The architects have successfully refurbished, re-modeled and extended the 1777 Alexander Laing designed building and created post graduate residences on reclaimed and previously underutilised land. The exiting Grade A Listed building is politely extended in a contemporary style to form butts for indoor archery practise along one side... (read more...)

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RICS awards

Two LDN projects have received commendations in this year's RICS awards: Edinburgh Business school in the Conservation category and Buro Happold’s Edinburgh office on Bread Street in the Sustainability category. (read more...)