Festival of Architecture 2016

The Festival is a major, year-long, Scotland-wide celebration led by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland which brings Scottish architecture to life and is a key part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

 “The Festival is sharing Scottish design and creativity internationally and highlighting the richness and breadth of Scotland’s architecture and the world quality of our built landscape. Across Scotland, there will be hundreds of exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, musical celebrations and other events, involving many thousands of participants from home and abroad.

"This truly global Festival is designed to reach out to the broadest audience – local, national and international. It will improve our appreciation and understanding. It will also be fun!” 

David Dunbar, Chair, Festival of Architecture 2016

The Festival of Architecture aims to:

  •  engage the widest possible audience across Scotland in shaping the thinking and practice of architecture and design,
  •  celebrate the achievements of Scottish architects and designers nationally and internationally, especially the younger generation,
  • raise awareness of architecture’s social, economic and cultural importance, past, present and future,
  • highlight, celebrate and promote Scotland's achievements in innovation, architecture and design,
  • leave a legacy of tools and resources for individuals and communities,
  • underpin and complement public policy,
  • raise the spirit and profile of Scotland at home and abroad.