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Forth Valley College purposefully "pretty modest in its architectural expression"

A college in Falkirk by Reiach and Hall Architects that is shortlisted for this year's RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award takes centre stage in this video by Stephenson&.

Published by Dezeen with the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), it is one in a series of short films by production studio Stephenson& that spotlight the award's 2022 shortlist.

Forth Valley College – Falkirk Campus is a school dedicated to further education and vocational training. It is also on the shortlist for this year's RIBA Stirling Prize.

Interior of Forth Valley College
Forth Valley College is the focus of a video by Stephenson&

In the film, viewers are offered glimpses of the college as Reiach and Hall Architects' director Neil Gillespie discusses the design that is intentionally "pretty modest in its architectural expression".

"The design is trying to make a really legible, clear building," he said. "People can easily find a way about, [there is] a great emphasis on daylight and just trying to make people comfortable."

The Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award is awarded annually by RIAS to celebrate the work of Scottish architects.

Forth Valley College features on this year's shortlist alongside another school, a mid-century renovation and two workplaces. One of the workplaces is Quarry Studios by Moxon Architects, which was the focus of the first video in the series.