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RIBA Client of the Year shortlist 2017

RIBA Client of the Year 2017 shortlist

07 September 2017

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 7 September 2017) announced the shortlist for the RIBA Client of the Year 2017. The annual award, supported by The Bloxham Charitable Trust, recognises the role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.

Clockwise from top left: Bedales School Art and Design Building © Hufton + Crow; Wolfson Tree Management Centre © Andy Matthews; Tate Modern Blavatnik Building © Iwan Baan; Dujardin Mews © Mark Hadden.

The 2017 shortlist is:

  • Bedales School
    for Bedales School Art and Design Building, Hampshire by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Forestry Commission
    for Wolfson Tree Management Centre, Gloucestershire by Invisible Studio; also Stihl Treetop Walkway by Glenn Howells Architects
  • London Borough of Enfield
    for Dujardin Mews, London by Karakusevic Carson Architects (with Maccreanor Lavington)
  • Tate
    for Tate Modern Blavatnik Building (Switch House), London by Herzog & de Meuron

The winner of RIBA Client of the Year 2017 will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize party on Tuesday 31 October at The Roundhouse in central London.


Notes to editors:

  1. For further press information please contact the RIBA Press Office:
    +44 (0) 20 7580 5533
  2. Previous winners of RIBA Client of the Year include Westmorland Ltd (2016), National Theatre (2015), Manchester Metropolitan University (2014), National Trust (2013) and the Olympic Delivery Authority (2012).
  3. The Royal Institute of British Architects (@RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.

    Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates
  4. Tom Bloxham MBE of Urban Splash supports the RIBA Client of the Year award through his charity The Bloxham Charitable Trust.
  5. The Architects’ Journal is media partner for the RIBA Awards, including RIBA Client of the Year. For more information on The Architects’ Journal visit

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