The award will highlight high quality design and interventions, well-researched and executed building conservation, planned carbon reduction and, where possible, the use of Scottish traditional skills, trades and materials. All building types are eligible for the award, including adaptive re-use and conventional refurbishment. Projects should maximise the innate qualities of traditional materials, design and passive systems. They should also employ sensitive future-proofing and planned management without compromising the unique qualities of the existing building. The assessors will look for an appropriate use of materials, scrupulous attention to detail and a dynamic balance of old and new.