Building Analysis: Riddle’s Court, Edinburgh

The project has examined Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket and corroborates the research findings of three groups of students. The study was made possible courtesy of the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust and has benefited from input from Georgina Allison, John Gifford, Simon Green, Aonghus MacKechnie, Lou Rosenburg, and Robin Tait.  Through the analysis of historical sources andContinue reading Building Analysis: Riddle’s Court, Edinburgh

Brodgar-Stenness Conservation Area Appraisal

The Orkney Islands are an archipelago located 16 miles off the North coast of Scotland. The Stenness-Brodgar area is situated to the south-west of the Mainland, between the towns of Stromness and Kirkwall. The area that was surveyed is comprised of much of the land surrounding the Lochs of Stenness and Harray, extending as farContinue reading Brodgar-Stenness Conservation Area Appraisal

Rackwick Conservation Area Appraisal

  This report began with the intention to study the settlement of Rackwick, its surrounding areas, and the possibility of a creating a Conservation Area. The project aims: • To highlight the significance of the area in terms of townscape, architecture and history. • To identify important issues effecting the area • To identify opportunitiesContinue reading Rackwick Conservation Area Appraisal

Kirkwall Conservation Area Appraisal

Orkney Islands Council commissioned the SCCS to carry out an appraisal of the existing conservation area in Kirkwall and to make recommendations in relation to any potential boundary review in advance of the Council submitting applications for funding through the CARS and THI schemes of Historic Scotland and Heritage Lottery Fund. Under the guidance ofContinue reading Kirkwall Conservation Area Appraisal

Cumbernauld Conservation Area Appraisal

In 2008 a group of 18 of our Area Conservation students carried out a Conservation Area Appraisal of Cumbernauld (New Town) in association with North Lanarkshire Regional Council.  Their work was coordinated and supervised by Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica and focussed specifically on Greenfaulds, Seafar, Ravenswood and the City Centre. The study was carried out over theContinue reading Cumbernauld Conservation Area Appraisal

Alan Vaughan Richards Archiving Project

The Alan Vaughan Richards, (AVR) Archive project involved the survey, archiving and conservation of extant drawings and papers of the late British Architect Alan Vaughan Richards, previously stored in his residence in Lagos, Nigeria, and in the ownership of his daughter. The project was funded by a British Academy Small Research Grant, with additional fundingContinue reading Alan Vaughan Richards Archiving Project

Glasgow’s Sporting History and Future 2014

This exhibition was created to showcase information about the up-coming Commonwealth Games which are being hosted in Glasgow in 2014.  This included a map that located and described the venues for the games, the majority of which are existing buildings of Glasgow’s sporting heritage.   (Photos by Amy Hickman) Architecture + Design Scotland provided fundingContinue reading Glasgow’s Sporting History and Future 2014