The shortlists have been announced for the 2022 Learning Places Scotland Awards and we are delighted that several of our education projects have been shortlisted! The Awards comprise of 11 categories recognising contractors, consultants, clients, architects and projects as well as technology and innovation and it is an honour to be considered alongside such a fantastic selection of projects and nominees. This week we would like to share with you the projects that have been shortlisted…
Good luck to all our fellow shortlisted nominees in this category and we are looking forward to seeing you all at the conference and awards dinner in November!
Inspiring Learning Places & Project of the Year – Calderwood Primary School
The new build Calderwood Primary school is integrated into the new emerging Calderwood settlement and was delivered for West Lothian Council as part of their Core Development Area of Calderwood. The site for the new school is at the heart of the emerging Calderwood masterplan development, located adjacent to the new village square (yet to commence) which will consist of retail / housing and mixed-use development. The school forms one edge to the village square and the design was influenced by a necessity for the school building to fulfil the role of a (central) community orientated public building.
The school will be a significant public face of the newly emerging square and Calderwood settlement and will symbolise a high level of investment in the education for the new population of school pupils, providing a twenty first century contemporary building for the emerging and growing Calderwood population. We worked closely with West Lothian Council to develop key drivers and aspirations for the project resulting in a design that offers a series of flexible interchangeable spaces to provide the opportunity for pupils of all ages to interact and learn from each other.
Photography Credit: David Cadzow
jmarchitects are delighted to be reappointed to Calanais Visitor Centre!
Following a public tender process, jmarchitects are delighted to announce our design team have been re-selected to progress the next stages of the development of the Calanais Visitor Centre!
We are pleased to announce that Julie is now a qualified Mental Health First Aider!
Julie from our Glasgow studio joins our team of Mental Health First Aiders who are here to offer support and promote positive wellbeing in the workplace.
jmarchitects Edinburgh welcomes Rachel to the team!
While our technical team goes from strength to strength, so does the jmarchitects Admin team! We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Rachel Mach, who joins us in Scotland working with both our Edinburgh and Glasgow studios.