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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.

Nominate a building

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.


Fife Arms Hotel

Ian Shepherd Award winner

Find out more about the Fife Arms Hotel project. 


Design awards Category Icons-03_resized.pngConservation 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 structureView the conservation and building adaption category.


Design awards Category Icons-05_resized.pngInnovative 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.


Design awards Category Icons-07_resized.pngLandscape design

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.


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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.


Design awards Category Icons-04_resized.pngBuilding 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.


Design awards Category Icons-06_resized.pngBusiness enterprise

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.


Design awards Category Icons-01-resized.pngInnovative solutions to housing need

Conceptual or completed projects that demonstrate innovation in social, sheltered and affordable housing (including smaller properties). View the innovative solutions to housing need category.