Award for local architects

Husband and wife team: Pictured are John and Marie-Louise Wingate, partners at the Fetternear design firm.'Picture: Submitted
Husband and wife team: Pictured are John and Marie-Louise Wingate, partners at the Fetternear design firm.'Picture: Submitted

Fetternear based architectural design firm JAMstudio, has been shortlisted for its work at a famous Highland distillery.

Architects’ Journal’s AJ Retrofit Awards champion the best examples of the creative re-use of buildings and in the public building (excluding educational or cultural) category. JAMstudios nomination comes for their £1m refurbishment work of The Dalmore Visitor Experience at the distillery near Inverness.

Marie-Louise Dunk, a director at JAMstudio, said: “We’re thrilled that our Dalmore project has been shortlisted in these prestigious UK-wide awards.

“Our brief was to bring back to life a dilapidated set of historic buildings with a modern twist that allowed our clients to showcase their fantastic whisky in an appropriate setting. We wanted to fuse the heritage of the existing building stock with some cutting edge contemporary design solutions and were lucky enough to have a very supportive client who bought into our ideas from the outset.

“We have won a number of awards for business and residential projects over the years and are delighted to have this opportunity to add to our track record of success in terms of professional honours and national recognition for the project.

JAMstudio will discover whether it has won the category at a ceremony in London in September. The AJ awards are run in conjunction with Arup, ISG and ZBP.

The business has also been shortlisted in student placement category of this year’s Northern Star Business Awards.