19 buildings shortlisted for RIBA South West Awards

RIBA South West has announced a shortlist of 19 new and exciting buildings for the RIBA Awards in the region.

Having shortlisted from 57 entries, over the coming weeks the RIBA judging panel will be visiting a range of high quality buildings right across the South West; from a treetop walkway at Westonbirt, to the Wapping Wharf development at Bristol, and including a number of private houses and university buildings.

As well as the prestigious Marley Eternit Building of the Year Award, the shortlist will also produce a number of other category winners including Tobermore Client of the Year, Taylor Maxwell Project Architect of the Year, and the Geberit Sustainability Award. Eleven projects are by new and established practices from the South West including Design Storey, David Sheppard Architects, Alec French Architects, Invisible Studio, Stan Bolt Architect, Stride Treglown, Brownlie Ernst and Marks and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

The winners will be announced at an evening event at the Harbour Hotel Bristol on 23 May hosted by Michael Holmes, Content Director for Centaur Media, TV presenter and chair of the National Custom and Self-build Association. Details of how to book tickets will be announced soon.

RIBA South West regional director Jon Watkins said:

‘RIBA Awards always bring out the best in local and national architects across our vast region, and this year’s shortlist offers quality, diversity of type and scale, excellence in design, and lots of delight’


Notes to editors:

1. RIBA South West Awards shortlist:

  • Arts University Bournemouth Design Studios, by Design Engine Architects Ltd
  • Cob Corner, Devon, by David Sheppard Architects
  • The Crow’s Nest, Dorset, by AR Design Studio
  • Dyson Campus Expansion, Malmesbury, by WilkinsonEyre
  • Hill House, by Mike Keys and Anne Claxton
  • House Boat, Dorset, by Mole Architects
  • The Miners Cottages, near Bristol, by design storey
  • New Music Facilities for Wells Cathedral School, by Eric Parry Architects
  • Private house, Devon, by Stan Bolt Architect
  • The Quest, Dorset, by Strom Architects
  • Richmond Building, University of Bristol, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Somerset College School of Art, Taunton, by Stride Treglown
  • Stihl Treetop Walkway, Westonbirt, by Glenn Howells Architects
  • Studio, Totnes, by David Sheppard Architects
  • University of Exeter, Living Systems Institute, by Hawkins\Brown
  • Wapping Wharf, Bristol Phase 1, by Alec French Architects
  • Westonbirt Tree Management Centre, by Invisible Studio
  • Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset, by Brownlie Ernst and Marks Ltd
  • Woodlands, Poole, by Snug Architects Ltd

3. The RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA award-winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the country. RIBA awards are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and International Fellows.

Posted on Thursday 30th March 2017