nicoll russell studios
architects + interior designers

Links Cottage, Scarinish, Isle of Tiree

2017 - DIA - Ambassador Award - Winner


1 Grannie Clark’s Wynd, St Andrews

2017 - DIA - Best Small Project (Domestic) Award - Commendation


Courier & Advertiser Business Awards

2016 Design and Innovation


School of Performing Arts

2016 Best Project on the Drawing Board


Pitlochry Festival Theatre

2015 - DIA Commendation - Best Project on the Drawing Board


Kelpies Visitor Centre

2015 DIA Commendation Ambassador Award


Private House Loft Development, Montrose

2013 DIA Best Interior Design


Hillcrest Housing Association HQ, Dundee

2012 BCO Best Corporate Workplace in Scotland Award

2011 DIA Supreme Award

2011 DIA Best Public / Commercial Building Award

2011 DIA Best Commercial / Private Client Award

2011 Doolan Award Shortlist

2011 Doolan Award Special Mention


The Briggait, Glasgow

2011 DIA Ambassador Award

2011 Roses Awards Silver Medal

2011 National Civic Trust Award

2011 National Civic Trust Special Award for Scotland

2011 National Lottery Awards Semi-Finalist

2011 RICS Awards Regeneration Category Commendation

2011 SDA Awards Commendation

2010 Doolan Award Shortlist

2010 GIA Award Shortlist


Howden Park Centre, Livingston

2011 DIA Ambassador Award

2010 EAA Building of the Year Award

2010 SDA Regeneration Award finalist


Private House, Falkland

2011 DIA Best Small Project Award


Extension to Private House , Angus

2010 Montrose Society Civic Award


Wasps, Newburgh

2009 Cupar and North Fife Preservation Society Awards

2009 RICS Awards Regeneration Category Commendation

2008 DIA Regeneration Award


ISE, Dundee University

2008 Winner of Vertical Cladding Category in

NFRC Excellence in Roofing awards


LTIF Projects, St Andrews

2008 DIA Client of the Year Award


The Playwright, Dundee

2008 DIA Best Interior Design Award


The Barbour House, Montrose

2008 DIA Best Small Project Award


An Lanntair, Arts Centre, Stornoway

2008 DIA Ambassador Award Commendation

2007 National Civic Trust Award Commendation


The Jam House, Dundee

2007 DIA Best Private House


Fat Sams Phase 4, Dundee

2007 DIA Best Product Design


Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee

2005 DIA Best Commercial Building


Fat Sams, Dundee

2005 Best Scottish Night Club


Ric Russell

2005 Awarded OBE

2002 Nominated as Scottish Architect of the Year


Bringing Confidence to Public Transport, Dundee

2005 National Transport Award

2005 DIA Best Environmental Improvement Award

2005 DIA Best Client Award

2005 Dynamic Place Highly Commended Award

2005 Scottish Public Transport Award

2004 Scottish Transport Award


Twa Semis, Dundee

2004 Dynamic Place Award


Old Medical School and Carnelley Buildings, Dundee

2004 DIA Commendation

2003 Dynamic Place Commendation


Nicoll Russell Studios, Broughty Ferry

2003 Tayside Business Award

2003 Partners in Volunteering Award


The Space, Dundee

2003 RIBA Award

2003 Concrete Society Award

2003 RIBA Access Award

2003 ADAPT Excellence in Access Award

2002 Dundee Civic Trust Award

2002 DIA Award Commendation


Orthoworld, Broughty Ferry

2001 Dundee Civic Trust Shortlist

2001 DIA Commendation


Leonardo and Co, Dundee

2002 National Civic Trust Award

2001 Dundee Civic Trust Award


The New Byre Theatre St Andrews

2002 Dynamic Place High Commendation

2002 Scottish Design Commendation

2002 RIBA Award

2002 Concrete Society Award

2003 National Civic Trust Award Commendation

2001 Visit Scotland’s Five Star Award

2001 Dundee by Design Award

2001 DIA Award


Millennium Wheel, Falkirk

1999 Scottish Business & Finance Award

Dundee by Design Award 1998


Dundee Sheriff Court

1998 National Civic Trust Award

1998 Dundee by Design Award

1996 DIA Commendation


The White Top Centre, Dundee

1995 National Civic Trust Award

1995 RIAS/SE Regeneration of Scotland Supreme Award

1995 RIBA Architecture Award for Scotland

1995 DIA Award


Scrimgeour's Corner, Crieff

1994 RIBA Regional Award

1993 Regeneration Design Award, High Commendation

1993 Salitire Award


TSB Bank, St Andrews

1989 RIBA Regional Award

1989 RIBA National Award


The Grianan Building, Dundee

1988 RIBA Regional Award

1988 RIAS/SDA Regeneration of Scotland Supreme Award

1987 RIAS/Dunedin ‘On the Drawing Board’ Award


Market Place, Arbroath

1987 Arbroath Civic Society Award

1987 RIAS/SDA Regeneration of Scotland Award

1987 National Civic Trust Commendation


Dundee Repertory Theatre

1987 Dundee Civic Trust Award

1986 RIBA National Award

1985 National Civic Trust Commendation


A Selection of Successful Competition Entries

New Distribution Centre, Offices & Warehouse, Kirkwall Orkney, North of Scotland Hydro Electricity Board - Redevelopment of Calder Whifflet Site, Coatbridge: Office & Production Buildings, SDA - Prospect Pavilion III, Dundee Technology Park Enterprise Zone Developments Ltd - Scottish Headquarters, Dundee, Inlaks Seafoods Ltd - Extension to Dundee Technology Park, SDA - New Heritage & Interpretation Centre, Inveralmond, Perth, Caithness Glass Limited - Fraser House: Marketgait, Dundee for Wilson (UK) Developments - The new Byre Theatre, St Andrews - An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway - Vis Interactive plc, Dunfermline