RIBA Client of the Year

RIBA Client of the Year 2011

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Peter CookThe Royal Shakespeare Company has been named the
2011 RIBA Client of the Year supported by the Bloxham Charitable Trust.

The Royal Shakespeare Company has commissioned a formidable portfolio of projects, including the Stirling Prize nominated Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Ian Ritchie's
temporary Courtyard Theatre, and the Swan Theatre and Chapel Lane studio building also with Bennetts Associates.

In 2011, the RSC constructed a temporary replica of the
Royal Shakespeare Theatre's new auditorium in New
York City.

The RIBA Client of the Year 2011 shortlist

  • Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust for No 1. Smithery by van Heyningen and Haward
  • Land Securities for One New Change by Ateliers Jean Nouvel with Sidell Gibson Architects
  • The London Borough of Hackney for Hackney Service Centre by Hopkins Architects and Stoke Newington School and sixth form by Jestico + Whiles
  • The Royal Shakespeare Company for Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Bennetts Associates
  • The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) for Marshland Discovery Zone by Peter Beard_Landroom adn Reception Hyde Complex by Haysom Ward Miller Architects

About RIBA Client of the Year

The RIBA Client of the Year award, sponsored by the Bloxham Charitable Trust, honours the key role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.

The award is judged by the Chair of the RIBA's Awards Group, Deborah Saunt, Tom Bloxham MBE and Head of RIBA Awards, Tony Chapman. 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.

The winner will be announce at the RIBA Stirling Dinner on 1 October 2011 at Magna in Rotherham.

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