Gareth Hoskins

1967 - 2016

Architect. Born in Edinburgh, the son of an actuary, Hoskins was educated at George Watson's College and trained as an architect at the Mackintosh School of Architecture within Glasgow School of Art, and at Florence University. He spent six years in London before setting up his own practice in Glasgow in 1998. His projects include Robin House Children's Hospice, Balloch (2005), the Bridge Arts Centre, Easterhouse (2007), the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre (2007), the £47-million redevelopment of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh (2011), the Mareel arts complex in Lerwick 2012) and the £30-million expansion of the Aberdeen Art Gallery (completed 2017).

He was named Young Architect of the Year in 2000, then Architect of the Year (2006), won the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award (2008), then named Scottish Architect of the Year (2009) and was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List of 2010.

From 2003, Hoskins lived with his wife and children in Helensburgh, where he was noted for his enthusiastic work for the local community. He died in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh having suffered a heart attack during a fencing tournament at Fettes College.

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