It’s incredible that Cuddymoss has won the Doolan Award for the Best Building in Scotland 2023!

Thank you to the Doolan Family, the The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, and the judging panel Ellie Strathaki, Tracy Meller and Chris Stewart for the recognition and for your wonderful comments:

“It’s a project that the jury felt came as close to perfection for its typology as we’ve seen,”

Congratulations to the team involved and all the sub-contractors and suppliers involved in the project. Thanks to North Ayrshire Planning & Building Control for their support.

It was such a privilege to work with our client on this project. His ideas about being a custodian rather than the owner of the ruin, set the direction for this whole project. It has been a truly wonderful experience.

Cuddymoss was explored through the idea of custodianship rather than ownership. Therefore, there is a strong focus on reuse of the existing building and making use of what materials are already available. The project incorporates ideas around circular economy, reuse, adaptability and demount ability all of which seems very timely in a climate emergency.

We could not think of a better way to celebrate the studio’s tenth year, than for Cuddymoss to be the first one-off house to win the Andrew Doolan Award for Best Building in Scotland.