Design a Mackintosh Inspired Building to Win £200 of Art Supplies

by Cass Art

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer and artist born in Glasgow. His beloved designs scatter the city, and include the Willow Tea Rooms on Sauchiehall Street, The Lighthouse and of course the Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art.

A recent exhibition has opened at the Architecture Gallery in London, devoted to the work of Mackintosh himself. The exhibition is free and open until 23rd May.

To celebrate his architectural talent and the exhibition, Cass Art has partnered with RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects) to bring you an exclusive competition. You'll be in with the chance to win prizes and also the unique opportunity to exhibit in the Cass Art Glasgow Art Space.


Are you inspired by Mackintosh 2015? We want you to design a building inspired by Rennie Mackintosh for the chance to win £200 of art supplies from Cass Art, as well as some Mackintosh goodies from RIBA.

50 shortlisted artists will then have the unique opportunity to exhibit their designs at the Cass Art Glasgow Art Space in May 2015.

Glasgow Art Space

The competition is open to all ages and abilities so tell your friends, family and children!

Applications open on Monday 23rd February and close on Monday 20th May. 


All you have to do is download one of three Mackintosh templates and design your own building using any art materials you wish.

You can download the templates here. You will see three sheets with a different architectural skeleton, and one blank sheet if you'd prefer to draw from scratch. Simply choose one of the four templates, print it off and start designing!

Then you need to photograph your work or scan it in to a computer, and upload your image to Twitter, using the hashtag #InspiredbyMackintosh2015.

Or you can email your entry to 

Please remember to keep your original work in case you are shortlisted for the exhibition.

It's as simple as that! The judges will be able to view all the work as long as you use the hashtag, and the winners will be contacted after the competition ends.

Feeling inspired?

Download the architecture templates for the competition here

Visit RIBA's website and read more on their Mackintosh exhibition here.

Image Credit: Illustration © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow 

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