Architects’ body announces six Fellowships

SIX people considered to have made a significant contribution to Scotland’s cultural, academic, business or political life have been named Fellows of the body representing Scotland’s architects.

The six – Sue Evans MBE, Dr Will Maclean MBE, Sir Geoff Palmer, Dame Seona Reid, and Steve Evans and Gail Evans – have been named Honorary Fellows of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

Says the RIAS, here: “Many within the 2023 cohort of RIAS Honorary Fellows have been recognised for their work to harness architecture and the built environment for the public good, and to develop a fuller public understanding and appreciation of the built environment in Scotland.

“Sue Evans, for instance, has been recognised for her work which highlights the connections between placemaking and better outcomes in terms of health, wellbeing and diversity. Meanwhile, Sir Geoff Palmer is honoured for his work to highlight the legacy of colonialism in Scotland’s built environment, and to develop productive and well-informed responses.

“Others are recognised by the RIAS for many years’ work supporting the architectural profession in Scotland – in particular Steven and Gail Evans who have received an unusual join honorary fellowship for their contribution to Scottish craftmanship.

“Their work can be seen in numerous award-winning buildings, and their honorary fellowship is in recognition of the importance of collaboration in the delivery of great architecture.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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