A House For Artists wins the RIBA Neave Brown Award for Housing

Looking out through windows at an apartment balcony, in A House for Artists.

We are delighted that A House for Artists has been named the winner of RIBA's Neave Brown Award for Housing 2023!

Given in honour of modernist architect and social housing pioneer, Neave Brown (1926-2018), the annual award recognises the UK’s best new affordable housing.  

The prize was presented to Apparata Architects at the RIBA Stirling Prize Award ceremony last night in Manchester. 

The first of its kind in the UK, A House for Artists provides flexible living and working spaces for 12 artists and their families. We provided M&E Engineering and Acoustics for the project. Services are designed for adaptability and flexibility on the residential floors to allow homes to be modified as needs change.

A House for Artists was also on the shortlist for the Stirling Prize, alongside the Courtauld Institute of Art, which won the People's Poll, and Central Somers Town Community Facilities and Housing.  


"We're very happy and proud that the judges have recognised A House for Artists as winner of this year's RIBA Neave Brown Award. We collaborated with Apparata to achieve their vision of homes designed for adaptability and flexibility, able to change with the needs of their residents. It's fantastic to have contributed, through the robust and low-energy design choices and focus on quality of air and light, to the creation of a space that is cherished by its residents and users alike."

Senior Engineer