Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards 2023
Nominations are being sought for the 13th biennial Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA) 2023. Completed developments can be nominated in the categories of Business and Community Enterprise, Conservation and Building Adaptation, Innovative Single House Design (including extensions), Landscape Design and Building Communities for the Future. Any buildings have to have been completed in the last 4 years and landscape projects completed in the last 15 years.
Before nominating a building or landscaping project, please read the AALDA nominations privacy notice (PDF 193KB). Nominators should ensure, if providing contact details for a property or landscape project, that the person they are nominating is aware that they are providing information about them.
Submissions will be taken from August 2022, with the winners announced at a ceremony in Aberdeenshire on 5th October 2023.
We are excited to announce some new members of the judging panel for the upcoming scheme, which will join the panel to provide a broad range of knowledge within their areas of expertise.
Would your company like to sponsor the Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards 2023? A variety of sponsorship packages are available, which you can find out about in our sponsorship pack (PDF 653KB).
AALDA 2020 award winners
View Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards winners from the 2020 scheme by viewing the categories below.
Ian Shepherd Award winner
Find out more about the Fife Arms Hotel project.
Conservation and building adaption
The scheme must either demonstrate exceptional standards in the field of conservation or deliver an appropriate new use for a previously underutilised structure. View the conservation and building adaption category.
Innovative single house design (including extensions)
This category focuses on individual properties and extensions. The scheme must demonstrate the very best in construction, layout, siting and design. View the innovative single house design category.
Entries must demonstrate excellence in the design and formation of community open space, parks, gardens or other green infrastructure projects. View the landscape design category.
Future proof living (student only category)
This conceptual design award category focuses on innovative solutions to address the specific needs of an ageing population. View the future proof living category.
Building communities for the future
This category focuses on residential developments. The scheme will not only deliver well designed and attractive housing, but also demonstrate how a considered layout can create communities. View the building communities for the future category.
This category focuses on commercial or community development. The submission can either be a new build or redevelopment project which demonstrates outstanding merit in its design, functionality, ethos and development. View the business enterprise category.
Conceptual or completed projects that demonstrate innovation in social, sheltered and affordable housing (including smaller properties). View the innovative solutions to housing need category.
Previous award winners
View brochures from previous years: