The AIA UK Chapter hosted Excellence in Design Awards Gala 2016 on the 18th April at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London. The impressive elegance of the Nash & Brand Rooms provided a warm and welcoming reception to the guests who arrived from different parts of the world to celebrate creativity, design and architecture.
The jury's review process involved a full day of long, ardent debate over the anonymous submissions, clearly indicating the high quality of the submissions received, and confirming evidence that the UK is a leading centre for innovation and design.
Frederick Grier, President of the AIA UK, paid tribute to late Dame Zaha Hadid, sharing highlights of her involvement with the AIA UK chapter from inception to her untimely death.
The members of the jury included: Armstrong Yakubu, Charlotte Skene Catling, Michel Mossessian, Alex Lifschutz, Amy Frearson, Frederick Grier and Adrian Evans.
See here for images of the Awards Gala held on 18th April at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London
Zaha Hadid – Messner Mountain Museum
Allies & Morison – Rambert
John McAslan + Partners - Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho
Duggan Morris – Richmond Adult Community College
Young Architect Award:
Merrett Houmøller Architects - Analogue Boathouse
Noel Hill Travel Award:
Tonderai Prince Maboreke – from Ravensbourne University