SPACES (Society for Public Architecture, Engineering, Surveying and Construction) was formed from the amalgamation of SCALA (Society for Construction and Architecture in Local Authorities) and SCEME (Society for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers serving local government in April 2015. They were shortly joined by CBSS (Chartered Building Surveyors Society) in October 2015.

All three societies have a long history and you can find further information on the following pages:

All societies were part of the Federation of Property Societies (FPS). A history of FPS can be found here.

In 2003, SCALA was joined by ACASLA (Association of Chief Architects of Scottish Local Authorities), their history can be found here.

Information on the SCALA Civic Building of the Year Awards and subsequent SPACES awards can be found here.