College campus receives overwhelming architectural recognition

City of Glasgow College’s Riverside Campus has been shortlisted for Building Magazine Project of the Year.

One of Building Awards 2016 most hotly contested categories, it adds to a staggering tally of 19 awards and nominations since the building opened to staff and students in August 2015.

City of Glasgow College Principal and Chief Executive Paul Little said:

“We are delighted that our Riverside campus is continuing to attract so many architectural and built awards and nominations. Students and staff enjoy the campus’s world class learning environment and the building is making a hugely positive impact with industry and education partners across the globe.

“Our campus buildings are beautiful perceptive designs - deliberately open and connected – inspiring collaboration and encouraging partnerships. Riverside has a real sense of place on the River Clyde and will no doubt enrich the life of our great city for many years to come.”

The annual Building Awards recognise excellence and attracts over 1,200 senior decision makers to its awards ceremonies which this year takes place on Tuesday 8 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Projects are judged on design, sustainability, innovation and construction, performance and procurement, and team work with the client. Last year’s winner was One Embankment Place by Turner & Townsend.

City of Glasgow College’s Riverside campus is currently in the final six for UK architecture’s highest accolade, the RIBA Stirling Prize.

The campus has won an incredible seven top architectural awards since opening: Glasgow Institute of Architects – Education Building of the Year; RIAS Award; RIBA National Award; RICS Award – Design though Innovation Award; Scottish Design Award - Public Building of the Year Award; Scottish Design Award – Architecture Grand Prix and the Scottish Property Awards – Architectural Excellence Award.