City Campus in the running for Architectural Awards

City of Glasgow College’s stunning new City campus has been shortlisted for this year’s RIAS and RIBA Awards 2017 which are presented for best current Scottish architecture.

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland recently revealed the 27-strong shortlist with City campus being described as “a city within a city”.

Since opening to staff and students in August 2016 City campus has welcomed well over 6,000 visitors keen to view its awe inspiring atrium, and technologically advanced, industry standard facilities which complement its vast open and inspiring learning and teaching environment.

Principal and Chief Executive of City of Glasgow College, Paul Little, said:

“I am delighted that our incredible City campus has been shortlisted for these prestigious awards. It underlines what we already know; that we have a world class super campus which is an inspiring place to work and learn in, and which absolutely has the wow factor. We are keeping our fingers firmly crossed.”

Announcing the shortlist RIAS President, Willie Watt, described Scottish architecture as being “on the rise” with Scotland’s architects “delivering work of truly international quality to service our citizens and communities.”

The RIAS Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Murrayfield Stadium on 14 June 2017. Submission entitles entrants to be considered for the RIAS Awards, the RIAS Andrew Doolan Award, the RIBA Awards and the RIBA Stirling Prize.

The college’s Riverside campus has won 11 architectural awards and was the only building in Scotland to make the final six shortlist for UK architecture’s most prestigious accolade, the RIBA Stirling Prize.