Eleven buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA West Midlands Awards 2018, including a university sports centre, a public library and a conservatoire.
The projects were selected by the RIBA West Midlands Awards jury, chaired by Aaron Chetwynd, who praised the shortlist's breadth of work, which covers new build, conservation projects of a range of scales in urban, suburban and rural settings.
The eleven projects in the running for a RIBA West Midlands Award are:
- Assay Studios by Glenn Howells Architects
- Hope View House by Warren Benbow Architects
- Mailbox by Stanton Williams
- National College for High Speed Rail, Birmingham by Bond Bryan Architects
- New Library, Birmingham by Associated Architects LLP
- Royal Birmingham Conservatoire by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios LLP
- Shropshire Residence by Gregory Phillips Architects
- The Old Court House by Harrison Brookes Architects
- The Orchard, Warwickshire by Studio Spicer Architects
- University of Birmingham Indoor Sports Centre by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
- Willow Barns by PRP
All shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury and the winning buildings will be announced at the RIBA West Midlands Awards evening and reception on Tuesday 22 May at Tom’s Kitchen, Birmingham.
Regional Award winners will be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will be announced in June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the new best building of the year, will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings in July and the RIBA Stirling Prize winner will be announced in October.