RIBA Client of the Year 2010
St Botolph's Hall© Mikael Schilling
Hammerson have been named the 2010 RIBA Client of the Year supported by the Bloxham Charitable Trust.
The judges named Hammerson the 2010 Client of the Year for their commitment to supporting good architecture. Working with a mix of established and younger architects, they have produced commercial architecture of the highest quality. Inspiring design has resulted in inspiring projects, which include the Foreign Office’s striking net glazing at Leicester; artist Susanna Heron’s etched glass windows in Stanton Williams’s Bristol store, and the beautifully detailed oriel window shopfronts in Eric Parry’s Threadneedle Street project.
Speaking about Hammerson, Tom Bloxham MBE said:
'To get any good building made needs inventive architects, skilful builders and determined clients. This award celebrates clients who love architecture and who want to make their mark with some great buildings. The Bloxham Charitable Trust is pleased to support it.'
The 2010 shortlist
- NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
- Aldeburgh Music.
- Royal Parks.
- The Victoria & Albert Museum.
About RIBA Client of the Year
RIBA Client of the Year award honours the key role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.
The award is judged by members of the RIBA’s Awards Group, which is chaired by Paul Monaghan and includes both lay members as well as architects. They consider clients of all RIBA Award winning schemes but take into account a track record of previous successful commissioning, particularly where this has led to earlier RIBA Awards.