City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus by Michael Laird & Reiach and Hall Architects

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Architects
Michael Laird & Reiach and Hall Architects
Colaboradores
Structural Engineers.- ARUP M&E Engineers.- ES WITH HULLEY AND KIRKWOOD  Landscape architects.- RANKINFRASER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Fire Engineer.- JEREMY GARDNER ASSOCIATES  Interiors.- GRAVEN  Signage.- STUDIO LR  Quantity Surveyor.- SIR ROBERT MCALPINE / SWEET GROUP 
Contractor
SIR ROBERT MCALPINE
Cost
£66M
Internal area
21,403 sqm

Architects Michael Laird

Michael Laird Architects. 1950'sMichael Laird left the office of William Kininmonth in 1954, and started in practice with partner Will Redpath under the name Structor. In 1957, the partnership dissolved, and Michael Laird Architects was created, trading out of Castle Street and, with the need for more space, moved to Moray place in 1960.

1960's New staff members were joining the practice thick and fast as the workload increased with jobs such as George Watson’s music school (1964) and an extension for Standard Life on St Andrew Square (1968) keeping the practice busy. The company changed to Michael Laird & Partners in 1967.

1970's More work meant an increasing amount of staff, and in 1972 the main architectural part of the office moved to the current premises on 5 Forres Street. Highlights in this decade included the King’s Buildings for Edinburgh University and another extension for Standard Life, this time on George Street.

The 1980’s brought a new variety of work to the practice. We completed the Fettes Row Data Centre for RBS and a manufacturing plant in Livingston for W.L. Gore, both buildings we would refurbish in the future. The partnership also created the futuristic Cameron Toll Shopping Centre!

The 90’s brought about the cementing of long relationships with blue chip clients as they expanded. The partnership designed the celebrated Tanfield House and also the HQ building on Lothian Road, both for Standard Life, with large office buildings for RBS and Midlothian Council’s HQ rounding off a productive decade!

The noughties saw a change from partnership to limited company and a new style of architecture as ‘new blood’ took over, with Edinburgh Quay, RBS Gogarburn HQ campus , EHQ1 at South Gyle, Lochrin Square and many other large projects all being completed before the economic downturn took hold.

2010’s As they head towards 60 years of trading as Michael Laird Architects, they find ourselves working on a more diverse range of projects than ever before, and feel they have never been busier! Here’s to the next 60 years...

Architects ​Reiach and Hall

Reiach and Hall Architects  is based in Edinburgh and was founded in 1965 by Alan Reiach and Eric Hall. Reiach and Hall currently employ a total of 29 staff and operate as a limited liability company, accredited with ISO 9001 and 14001, Investors in People, as well as being registered with CHAS and Constructionline. they are experienced and confident in their ability to realise buildings with their clients that are affordable and functional yet have a higher ambition of being good places to be in. They believe strongly in doing things simply and well and have enjoyed a very broad portfolio of projects over 47 years in the profession from flat conversions to major regional hospitals. Reiach and Hall believe that this diversity of scale and use allows each sector to enrich and inform the others while keeping their thinking fresh. Reiach and Hall constantly review what building means, encouraging discussion and reflection while placing great store in the talents and commitment of the individuals who contribute collectively to each project. Reiach and Hall have an excellent and consistent awards record and have recently been named ‘Architectural Practice of the Year’ in the Roses Design Awards - receiving six other project based awards at the same time. They have also been awarded two RIBA awards, a Civic Trust Commendation, and an international award for Best Designed Hospital 2010.

Awards

BD Architect of the Year Awards
Public Building Architect of the Year 2016
Scottish Design Awards Architectural Practice of the Year 2015
Scottish Design Awards Architectural Practice of the Year 2014
Scottish Design Awards Architectural Practice of the Year 2013
BD Architect of the Year Awards Education Architect of the Year 2012
BD Architect of the Year Awards Office Architect of the Year 2012
Roses Design Awards Architectural Practice of the Year 2011
AJ100 Awards Regional Award 2010 Scottish Winner
AJ100 Awards Highest First-Time Entrant 2010 Finalist
BD Architect of the Year Awards
Healthcare Architect of the Year 2009 Finalist
Scottish Design Awards Architect of the Year 2008
Scottish Design Awards Architect of the Year 2004

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