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RIBA South Awards 2016 winners

A dining hall at an infants’ school in Great Missenden, a terrace of carbon-neutral houses in Bordon for a housing association and the University of Oxford’s Weston Library are just some of the seventeen buildings which have won RIBA South Regional Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The Awards were presented in recognition of their architectural excellence at a prestigious ceremony held at Ascot Racecourse last night (Thursday 28 April), in recognition of their architectural excellence. The ceremony was compered by the journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Lang.

The Regional Award winning buildings are:


  • The Cheeran House, Berkshire by John Pardey Architects


  • Davenies School, Beaconsfield by DSDHA
  • The Little Hall, Prestwood Infants School, Prestwood by De Rosee Sa
  • House 19, Buckinghamshire by Jestico + Whiles


  • Suburban housing, Aldershot by Sergison Bates architects
  • Exhibition Mews, Bordon by Ash Sakula
  • The Observatory, Lymington by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Mottisfont New Visitor Facilities, Romsey by Burd Haward Architects
  • Boldrewood Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton by Grimshaw
  • Winchester Cathedral Learning Centre, Winchester by Hampshire County Council Architects
  • Bighton Grange, Hampshire by ADAM Architecture


  • Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford by Herzog & de Meuron
  • Sandpath, Oxfordshire by Adrian James Architects.
  • The Investcorp Building, St Antony’s College, Oxford by Zaha Hadid Architects
  • The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford by Spratley Studios
  • Weston Library, Oxford by WilkinsonEyre
  • Wolfson Academic Wing, Wolfson College, Oxford by Berman Guedes Stretton

The seventeen Regional Award winners were drawn from a shortlist of 30 projects, from 64 entries.

Speaking today, James Robinson, RIBA Regional Director said:

"We are very lucky to have such outstanding buildings winning RIBA Awards this year. The standard and variety of the entries in the South is great to see; from small private houses to the larger public and institutional buildings. The shortlist also demonstrates the fantastic amount of design talent in and around the region, with marvellous new buildings in the city by local architects as well as by well-known British and international practices. The region has many wonderful buildings and this year’s RIBA Award winners show that they are still being built."

Special Awards

Special Awards were presented to the RIBA Regional Award winners as follows:

  • The Little Hall, Prestwood Infants School, Berkshire by De Rosee Sa – Regional Small Project of the Year Award
  • Sergison Bates architects for Suburban Housing, Aldershot – Regional Project Architect of the Year, sponsored by Tarmac
  • Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford – Regional Client of the Year Award
  • Sandpath, Oxfordshire by Adrian James Architects – Regional Sustainability Award, sponsored by Sika
  • Weston Library, Oxford by WilkinsonEyre – Regional Building of the Year , sponsored by Marley Eternit
  • Wolfson Academic Wing, Wolfson College, Oxford by Berman Guedes Stretton – Regional Conservation Award

RIBA South Regional Award winners will also be considered for the highly-coveted RIBA National Awards in recognition of their architectural excellence: these will be announced on 23 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.


Notes to editors:

  1. For further press information please contact Jenny Peterson: 0750 146 6648 For reasons of client confidentiality, we do not provide information about private houses that have won RIBA Awards.
  2. RIBA South covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire.
  3. RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter what 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 RIBA International Fellows.
  4. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.

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