Awards

Awards don't motivate us as much as the kudos we receive from satisfied clients, architects, building managers and building users, but they are always nice to win.

Having said that, we’re the only practice to be crowned “CIBSE Building Performance Champion” twice (2022 and 2020), became BSRIA Soft Landings Practitioner of the Year in 2019, and were named ACE Inclusion & Diversity Champion in 2017.

Our projects have also won the RIBA Stirling Prize three times; MAXXI with Zaha Hadid in 2010, Newport Street Gallery with Caruso St John in 2016, and Magdalene College New Library with Niall McLaughlin in 2022.

Below is a small sample of our award-winners from recent years.

2023

Cranmer Road Student Accommodation, King's College Cambridge

  • CIBSE Building Performance Award, Project of the Year (non-domestic)

198 Contemporary Arts & Learning

  • ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL Retrofit Awards 2023, Cultural and Religious Building up to £5M, Winner

Homerton College Dining Hall

  • Cambridge Design & Construction Awards, Craftsmanship Award
  • Cambridge Design & Construction Awards, Best New Building Over £2M

The Entopia Building

  • Cambridge Design & Construction Awards, The David Mackay Award for Engineering and Sustainability
  • Cambridge Design & Construction Awards, Best Conservation, Alteration or Extension over £2m
2022

St John's College, Oxford, Library & Study Centre

  • CIBSE Building Performance Award, Public Use Project of the Year
  • CIBSE Building Performance Award, Building Performance Champion

Max Fordham LLP

  • CIBSE Building Performance Award, Consultancy of the Year (51-300 Employees)

Magdalene College, New Library, Cambridge

  • Cambridge Design & Construction Awards - Best New Building (over £2m)
  • RIBA National Award
  • RIBA Stirling Prize
  • LIT Lighting Design Awards, Winner in Workplace Lighting

Civil Engineering Building

  • Cambridge Design & Construction Awards - Building Awards, Best New Building over £2m, Winner
  • Cambridge Design & Construction Awards - Special Awards, The David Mackay Award for Engineering and Sustainability, Winner

Ibstock Place School

  • RIBA National Award

Agar Grove Estate

  • Housing Design Awards, Winner

Nevill Holt Opera

  • LIT Lighting Design Awards, Interior Architectural Illumination, Winner

Trinity College New Court

  • Architecture Today Awards, Editor's award
2021

Max Fordham House

  • CIBSE Building Performance Award, Residential Project of the Year

Centre Building, LSE

  • Civic Trust Award
  • RIBA National Award

Cranmer Road Student Accommodation, King's College Cambridge

  • CDCA - Cambridge Design & Construction Awards: Engineering and Sustainability Project of the Year
  • Passivhaus Trust Award - People's Choice

Agar Grove Estate

  • Passivhaus Trust Award - Large Category
  • NLA Awards, Housing

Nightingale Primary School

  • RIBA National Award

Hallé St Peter's, Ancoats

  • RIBA National Award
  • Architects' Journal, Cultural

MK Gallery

  • RIBA National Award

Ibstock Place School

  • NLA Awards, Learning
  • Architects' Journal, School Prize

Sands End Arts and Community Centre

  • Architects' Journal, Community and Faith
2020

Agar Grove Estate

  • CIBSE Building Performance Award, Residential Project of the Year

The Engine Shed, Stirling

  • CIBSE Building Performance Award, Public Use Project of the Year
  • CIBSE Building Performance Award, Building Performance Champion

Leeds Playhouse

  • Scottish Design Awards, Best Public Building
2019

Max Fordham

  • BSRIA Soft Landings Practitioner of the Year

The Engine Shed, Stirling

  • BSRIA Soft Landings Project of the Year (up to £20m)

Alexandra Palace

  • RIBA National Award

Agar Grove Estate

  • NLA Overall winner
  • NLA Sustainability Prize

Max Fordham House

  • RIBA London Award
  • RIBA London Sustainability Award

Nevill Holt Opera

  • Lux Awards, Hospitality, Leisure and Faith Project of the Year

The Triangle, Cambridge Assessment HQ

  • CDCA - Cambridge Design & Construction Awards: Best New Building (over £2 million)
2018

Tate St Ives

  • RIBA South West Award
  • Museum of the Year
  • RIBA Stirling Prize (Shortlist)

Exeter College Cohen Quad, University of Oxford

  • World Architecture Festival, Higher Education and Research Completed Building of the Year

Southbank Centre

  • Lux Awards, Hospitality, Leisure and Faith Project of the Year (Shortlist)
2017

Juergen Teller Studio

  • RIBA Stirling Prize (Shortlist)