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Celebrating Excellence & Achievement in Education

The Learning Places Scotland Awards celebrate Excellence and Achievement in the Education Sector. There are twelve categories, recognising consultants, contractors, architects, clients, projects as well as innovation and sustainability. 

Categories:

  • Architectural Practice of the Year
  • Client of the Year
  • Consultancy of the Year 
  • Contractor of the Year
  • Early Learning & Childcare Award
  • Innovation in Delivering a Sustainable Learning Space
  • Innovation in Delivering Value
  • Inspiring Learning Spaces
  • Project of the Year
  • Pupil/Student Experience
  • Recognition Award
  • Technology: Transforming Learning, Teaching and the Curriculum

The qualifying period for all projects is 1 January 2021 - 30 June 2022.

All categories are free to enter and all entries must be made online.

Awards Entry Deadline: 24 June 

Shortlist Announced: w/c 15 August 

2022 Award Categories Click on the images to view the criteria

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Contractor of the Year

This award recognises a main contractor that has demonstrated outstanding work in the Scottish education sector.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Quality of design and construction
  • Client engagement and satisfaction
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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NORDAN

Recognition Award

This award recognises the innovations that education settings have made in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The judges will be looking for information on your experiences, what you did, what you think worked, and what you will carry forward.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Demonstration of response to Covid-19 in learning environment
  • Evidence of learnings
  • Evidence of innovation in engaging learners during Covid-19
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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kier

Innovation in Delivering Value 

This award recognises innovation that has helped contribute to value, experiential for users, monetary and/or collaborative ways of working in the design of learning spaces.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Quality of project(s) examples
  • Meets the brief in demonstrating ‘value’
  • Demonstration of positive impact on pupil/student experience
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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Technology: Transforming Learning, Teaching and the Curriculum 

This award recognises innovation in the briefing, design, development and delivery of learning and teaching by using technology to provide equity of education provision in the 21st century.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Client engagement and satisfaction
  • Demonstration of positive impact on pupil/student experience
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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atkins

Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) 

This award recognises excellence and innovation in the briefing, design, development and delivery of ELC facilities in a community setting to ensure that children get ‘the best start in life’, focusing on innovation in meeting the ‘quality of experience’ for early learners through the creative use of space, and learner led experiences.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Overall quality of the design and construction of the project
  • Demonstration of positive impact on the pupil/student experience
  • Client engagement and satisfaction
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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f&g

Innovation in Delivering a Sustainable Learning Space

This award recognises sustainability practice across all levels of decision making in existing and new build learning spaces to support improved performance of the key spaces, and more user driven sustainable behaviours.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Quality of project(s) examples
  • Meets the brief in demonstrating ‘sustainable learning’
  • Demonstration of positive impact on pupil/student experience
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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Architectural Practice of the Year 

This award recognises an architectural practice which has demonstrated excellence in translating the needs and expectations of Scottish learning and teaching policy ambitions into designs for learning spaces and places which meet the needs of users, innovate to meet future needs and functionality, provide inspiration and deliver value to clients.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Quality of design produced
  • Evidence of delivering value
  • Client engagement and satisfaction
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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Morrison

Client of the Year

This award recognises the passion, direction and innovation that a nursery, school, college, university or local authority has shown in either a new build or refurbishment project to ensure clear alignment of the education and community objectives across all stages of decision making.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Quality of project example(s)
  • Evidence of passion, collaboration and innovation
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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space zero

Consultancy of the Year 

This award recognises a multi-disciplinary or construction consultancy company (including building and quantity surveyors and project management companies) that have a proven track record of delivering/helping to deliver outstanding education projects in Scotland.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

 

  • Quality of work produced
  • Client engagement and satisfaction
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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Proudly sponsored by: 

mclaughlin

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Pupil/Student Experience 

This award recognises a learning establishment which has undertaken a buildings/facilities investment that significantly improves the pupils/students’ learning and social experience and positively enhances their health and wellbeing.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Meets the brief in significantly improving the pupil/student experience
  • Client/user engagement and satisfaction
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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robertson

Inspiring Learning Spaces 

This award recognises innovation in the creation of inspiring spaces across learning stages, in existing and new build spaces, that help support and promote new and different ways of learning/teaching and can be easily replicated across the learning estate.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Meets the brief in demonstrating inspirational space/s
  • Demonstration of positive impact on pupil/student experience
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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portakabin

Project of the Year

This award recognises an ELC setting, school, college, university new build or refurbishment project which provides exemplar demonstration of a number of principles of Learning Estate Strategy principles and transferrable lessons for other projects.

The judges will be marking the following criteria out of 10:

  • Overall quality of the design and construction of the project
  • Demonstration of positive impact on the pupil/student experience
  • Client engagement and satisfaction
  • Quality of entry and supporting information provided

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Proudly sponsored by:

glulam

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