“This is a very special project for HLM Architects, our Glasgow studio, and Scotland – we couldn’t be prouder to be the designers of this flagship facility.”
The Structural Timber awards, now in their 9th year, celebrate ‘the best in building with the world’s leading mainstream, low-carbon construction material’. We are delighted to have been awarded ‘Education project of the Year’ and ‘Architect of the Year’, firmly recognizing the scheme’s design excellence.
While our use of timber in projects is not recent, it was our first time entering the awards with what we consider to be one of our most iconic projects.
“An inspiring building that has been delivered with exceptionally high environmental credentials via a collaborative team.”
These most recent awards add to the already impressive collection that this flagship project has earnt; ‘Commercial Project of the Year’ at the Herald Scotland Property awards, and ‘Architect of the Year’ as well as ‘Winner of Winners’, at the Offsite awards. It has also formed part of our shortlisted Building Design Architect of the Year award submissions for the Net Zero and Higher Education categories, and is shortlisted in the Wood awards.
Ross Barrett, Design Director and Project Lead, commented:
“It’s great to see this project’s merits being recognised so widely throughout the industry. The commitment of the University of Strathclyde and the entire design team to delivering a world-class, sustainable building is evident in the vast number of awards it has already been shortlisted for. This is a very special project for HLM Architects, our Glasgow studio, and Scotland – we couldn’t be prouder to be the designers of this flagship facility.”
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 NMIS headquarters are a prime example of how these different elements can be combined to provide exciting architecture which delivers for both users and the planet.