Gamechanger Award 

Simon Square has been shortlisted for the Gamechange Award 2023.

The project echoes a traditional Scottish tenement, built in a contemporary way, out of healthy, carbon-locking solid structural timber with the form embracing light, view and openness.

Located on a tight site, in Edinburgh’s Southside, surrounded by a diversity of 19th century stone tenement, Simon Square contains 6 flats, two per floor with the upper extended up into a duplex with rooftop terrace. The form pulls itself up to its north boundary to create a shared entrance court to the south, protected from the street but enlivening it.

Simon Square Furnished Lowres 1
Photo Credits: Fredrik Frendin


The Wyndford Campaign has been shortlisted for the Collaborative Partnership Award. 

The Wyndford Residents Union, working with Fraser/Livingstone Architects and a group of students from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, have unveiled a proposal, at Archifringe, that avoids the underlying defect that the Wheatley Group’s Reports and Proposals have relied on to justify the demolition of the 600 social homes.

Wynford Estate Image 2
Photo Credits: Chris Leslie, Glasgow Homes Under the Jackhammer

The awards ceremony will take place on 1st November at BAaD in Glasgow.