The top honour were received by Scottish land and Estates members @rchitects Scotland Ltd for their projects at Fasque which picked up two distinctions and a memorial award at Thursday night’s Aberdeenshire Design Awards 2014.
A further 21 projects of exceptional quality from across Aberdeenshire were presented with awards at a special ceremony last night at Haddo House. The awards, organised by Aberdeenshire Council, are held only every two years to recognise local projects that have demonstrated exceptional merit in their execution.
The Judges said they were impressed by the exceptional standard of the projects submitted.
The Apple House at Fasque, a project undertaken by @rchitects Scotland Ltd. was the outstanding winner of the evening receiving the Ian Shepherd memorial award and a distinction in the conservation category.
The project was described by judges as a “superb restoration project” using traditional skills and materials received.
A further @rchitects Scotland Ltd project, the restoration of a unique and distinctive John Bolding copper canopy bath carried out by Catchpole and Rye from Kent was also recognised. The bath, now back in full working order and situated at Fasque, received a distinction in the craftsmanship category.
Paul Fretwell of @rchitects Scotland Ltd said “It is always a great pleasure for our projects to receive such recognition. The awards reflect the hard work and commitment of everyone involved from the client at Fasque, the various individual contractors including obviously Catchpole and Rye, Aberdeenshire Council and Historic Scotland.”