Glasgow-based architect with impressive CV

Edinburgh-born Gareth Hoskins, 44, trained as an architect at the Glasgow School of Art and at Florence University.

After six years working in London, he set up Gareth Hoskins Architects in Glasgow in 1998.

His projects have ranged from commercial developments to public buildings and museums, including the Bridge Arts Centre in Glasgow, the architecture gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Culloden Battlefield Memorial Centre in the Scottish Highlands.

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Hoskins won UK Young Architect of the Year in 2000, and UK Architect of the Year in 2006.

In 2008 he represented Scotland at the Venice architecture biennale with the “Gathering Space” staircase structure.

He was awarded an OBE for services to architecture in 2010. He held the post of the Scottish Government’s national healthcare design champion between 2006 and 2010.

The success of the National Museum of Scotland project may be seen as a vindication of the museum’s decision eight years ago to put the £47 million project in the hands of a Scottish architect rather than an international star name.