Scotland’s best new buildings of 2020

Bertha Park High School is Shortlisted for RIAS Award

daytime view of Bertha Park Exterior

Designed by NORR’s Glasgow studio, Bertha Park High School in Perth has been named as one of Scotland’s best new buildings of 2020.

Eighteen buildings have made the shortlist of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland’s annual awards and the winners will be announced on 28 May.

Reflecting on this year’s submissions and the climate challenges for Scottish architecture, chair of the RIAS Awards judging panel, Jenny Jones, said:

“Given that these projects would have been commissioned at the very least, several years ago, there are some very strong carbon-conscious submissions which demonstrate an attention to the challenges we all face.

The greater shift will become evident in the next years if we continue to challenge and create innovative responses as to how we can “build” with environmental consciousness.”

The shortlisted contenders were selected from 80 entries, the full list can be viewed at

Bertha Park Social Space