Star Quality Riverside Campus Claims Seven Design Awards

City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus

In just eight months City of Glasgow College has scooped an incredible seven awards for its stunning Riverside campus.  

The latest wins came last night (Wednesday 25 May) when its architects lifted the Scottish Design Awards for Best Public Building and Architectural Grand Prix.

Michael Laird Architects and Reiach and Hall Architect’s joint venture conceived and designed Riverside through a combination of ideas about the city and the student experience.

Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Little, said:

“To have our Riverside campus pick up so many awards in such a short space of time is utterly brilliant.  All these accolades underline what staff and students - and the 5,000 visitors we’ve welcomed to date - know and love about our campus; that it is a stunning building which is an inspiring place to learn and work in, and which truly has the wow factor.”

Janis Carson, Vice Principal, and Project Sponsor for Riverside campus, said: 

"Along with our architects Reaich & Hall and Michael Lairds we were really delighted that our new Riverside campus has been recognised as the fabulous public building that it is. For our colleagues to be further endorsed through the architectural 'Grand Prix' Award of the evening is another huge accolade and testament to the great partnership that has been established and the careful and imaginative interpretation of our brief for this key educational centre. It was a delight to share this celebration at the awards ceremony".

Riverside campus is also in the running for the AJ100 Building of the Year and British Construction Industry Building Project of the Year (between £10m and £50m).

To date the building has won the Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Award when it was highlighted as a memorable civic landmark. The Scottish Property Awards: Architectural Excellence (Public Buildings); Considerate Contractors: Riverside and City campuses won a Silver National Award; RICS Award: Design through Innovation, and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Scotland Project of the Year.

The Scottish Design Awards reward top architecture firms and design agencies for their contribution to the country’s historic and contemporary design culture.