RIBA Chair of Award Group Jo Bacon said:
“It has been a pleasure for the RIBA Awards Group to consider and visit over 200 buildings designed by our members this summer. A special thanks to all of the clients who have welcomed us into their projects, and of course all the jury members who have so generously volunteered their time and expertise.
In total 145 projects won Regional Awards and 54 projects won National Awards.
This year the Stirling Prize shortlist represents the value and diversity of architectural invention. Our members are exploring structural and environmental challenges to deliver civic places of value to our society. Each one of these projects has delivered best in class environmental standards while creating extraordinary architectural solutions appropriate to their context.
Our jury members recognised that these projects had a vision that was reflected in all aspects of the design. They demonstrate architectural and conceptual ambition while offering delight to both the owners and their visitors.”