The AIA UK Chapter hosted the Excellence in Design Awards Gala 2018 on the 18th April at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London. The Grade-I listed building designed by Denys Lasdun, itself considered an architectural treasure, provided an exceptional backdrop to celebrate design excellence and welcome the guests who arrived from different parts of the world to celebrate creativity, design and architecture.
- Niall McLaughlin Architects | West Court Phase 1, Jesus College
- AHMM | Weston Street
- David Adjaye Architects | Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
- Lynch Architects | Kings Gate London
Young Architect Winners:
- Brian Heron Architects | The Water Tank
- IF_DO | Dulwich Pavilion
Ross Gribben | Hydra
Professional Category Winner
Niall McLaughlin Architects for West Court Phase 1, Jesus College
As part of a major re-development of Jesus College’s West Court site, this project is the first of three phases and involved works to a collection of existing buildings set around a courtyard in a conservation area. Completed in April 2017, it was delivered in sequential parts over eighteen months, with the refurbishment of the Grade II listed Webb Building handed over first, followed by the new café pavilion and basement bar, and finally the re-modelled 1970’s Rank Building and a new entrance building.
The refurbished Webb Building provides offices, social spaces and student accommodation. A new café pavilion and basement bar extends the building northwards into the landscape, providing a prominent link to the rest of the College. On the south side of the courtyard addressing the City, the converted Rank Building provides a 180-seat lecture theatre, research and teaching facilities, and hotel accommodation. It houses the Intellectual Forum, a research centre with global reach. The existing buildings are linked by a new extension containing reception, exhibition and conference facilities. Signified by a glazed lantern, it provides prominent public access for West Court and will connect to future phases of the development.
AHMM for Weston Street
David Adjaye Architects for Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
Lynch Architects for Kings Gate London
Young Architects Winners
Brian Heron Architects for The Water Tank
IF_DO for the Dulwich Pavilion
Ross Gribben for Hydra