Borders Design Awards judging underway


Published: Monday, 02nd July 2018

Judges are touring the Borders this week to assess entries for the area’s Building Design Awards.

A total of 26 building projects were entered into this year’s awards from across the Borders.

Four award categories

  • Residential new builds
  • Commercial new builds
  • Works to existing buildings
  • Buildings that contribute to their setting.

Judging process

Having narrowed down the entries to a shortlist, the judges are spending this week visiting the sites before making their final decisions.

The three judges are Hugo Burge of Marchmont House which previously won a Building Design Award, David Suttie of the Royal Town Planning Institute and Stuart Henderson from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

The winners will be announced in autumn 2018 in an awards ceremony at Marchmont House.

Councillor Tom Miers, Executive Member for Planning and Environment

“There are some very high quality and exciting entries this year that will showcase good design in the Borders. I can’t wait to see what the verdict of the judges is.”

The awards intend to promote good building design in the Borders and to strengthen links between builders, architects, Council planners and other professionals in the industry.

A certificate and cast aluminium plaque will be presented to the winner in each category and, at the judges’ discretion, commendations may also be made.

More information 

Images of the launch are available at our Flickr page and of the 2016 winners.

We organise the Design Awards which this year are sponsored by Knight Frank estates agents, Marchmont Farms, MKM Building Supplies and Sidey Fenestration Solutions.