Our design of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) headquarters has secured us shortlistings in two categories of this year’s Structural Timber awards.

We are finalists in the ‘Architect of the Year’ category and ‘Educational Project of the Year’; a joint submission with B&K Structures, Engenuiti and Stora Enso.

A unique facility which places Scotland at the front of advanced manufacturing innovation, the design reflects this through the creative use of timber for an efficient, sustainable structure that is inspiring and exciting.

Ross Barrett, Design Director, commented:

These award shortlistings really celebrate the work we’re doing to push mass timber technology across our projects, using low impact materials to reduce embodied carbon in line with our practice commitments.”

Our sustainability journey has moved at a substantial pace over the last few years, including the adoption of MMC and a move to using more natural materials. The use of timber as a main component in this flagship facility is indicative of our commitment to a sustainable built environment of the future.

Now in their ninth year, the Structural Timber awards celebrate the best examples of what can be achieved using the most natural and sustainable of materials. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on the 4th October – you can view all the finalists here: 2023 Finalists Structural Timber Awards

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