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Architecture+DesignScotland (A+DS) is an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) established by the Scottish Government in April 2005 as the national champion for good architecture, design and planning in the built environment.

A+DS has taken over the independent Design Review and Advisory roles of the former Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland, and has a wider and more proactive role in advocating the benefits of good design through enabling, advocacy, research and communications activities. It works with a wide range of organisations at national, regional and local level.

A+DS acts as a key delivery mechanism for the objectives of the Scottish Government's Policy on Architecture for Scotland. Its main aim is to inspire better quality in design and architecture in the public and private sectors so that Scotland's built environment contributes in a positive way to the quality of life and built heritage.

A+DS operates as a Company Limited by Guarantee funded directly by the Scottish Government. The Chair and Deputy Chairs are the Directors of the company.
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