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RIBA South West Awards 2017 Winners

RIBA South West Awards 2017 Winners

14 projects have won RIBA South West Awards from a shortlist of 19 projects and 57 overall entries, with the New Music Facilities at Wells Cathedral School by Eric Parry Architects winning the RIBA South West Building of the Year sponsored by Marley Eternit.

The RIBA South West Client of the Year sponsored by Tobermore is the Forestry Commission for the Stihl Treetop Walkway and Wolfson Tree Management Centre at the National Arboretum, Westonbirt. The RIBA South West Project Architect of the Year sponsored by Taylor Maxwell is Magnus Strom of Strom Architects for The Quest; and the RIBA South West Sustainability Award sponsored by Geberit goes to the Wolfson Tree Management Centre by Invisible Studio.

The RIBA South West Small Project of the Year is the Woodsman’s Treehouse by Brownlie Ernst & Marks, and the RIBA South West Conservation Award goes to The Miner’s Cottages by Design Storey.

RIBA South West Award winners will be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award, announced on 22 June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings later in the year.

RIBA South West regional director Jon Watkins said ‘RIBA Awards always bring out the best in local and national architects across the South West, and this year’s award-winning projects offer quality, diversity of type and scale, excellence in design, and lots and lots of pure delight’.

Microsoft is the RIBA Awards exclusive Technology Partner.

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The full list of RIBA South West Awards 2017 is:

RIBA South West Awards 2017

  • Arts University Bournemouth Design Studios, by Design Engine Architects
  • Cob Corner, Devon, by David Sheppard Architects
  • Dyson Campus Expansion, Malmesbury, by WilkinsonEyre
  • Hill House, Bath, by Mike Keys and Anne Claxton
  • Houseboat, Dorset, by Mole Architects with Rebecca Granger Architects
  • The Miner’s Cottages, Somerset, by design storey
  • New Music Facilities at Wells Cathedral School, by Eric Parry Architects
  • Private House, Devon, by Stan Bolt Architect
  • The Quest, Dorset, by Strom Architects
  • Stihl Treetop Walkway, by Glenn Howells Architects
  • Studio, Totnes, by David Sheppard Architects
  • University of Exeter Living Systems Institute, by Hawkins\Brown
  • Wolfson Tree Management Centre, Gloucestershire, by Invisible Studio
  • Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset, by Brownlie Ernst and Marks

Category Awards

  • RIBA South West Building of the Year (sponsored by Marley Eternit)
    New Music Facilities at Wells Cathedral School, by Eric Parry Architects
  • RIBA South West Project Architect of the Year (sponsored by Taylor Maxwell)
    Magnus Strom (for The Quest, Dorset)
  • RIBA South West Client of the Year (sponsored by Tobermore)
    Forestry Commission for Wolfson Tree Management Centre and Stihl Treetop Walkway
  • RIBA South West Sustainability Award (sponsored by Geberit)
    Wolfson Tree Management Centre, Gloucestershire, by Invisible Studio
  • RIBA South West Small Project of the Year
    Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset, by Brownlie Ernst and Marks
  • RIBA South West Conservation Award
    The Miner’s Cottages, by design storey

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