Worcestershire Architecture Awards

Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2018

Following the success of the inaugural Worcestershire Architecture Awards last year, the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects are excited to announce the call for entries to the 2018 Awards.

The Worcestershire Architecture Awards recognise inspiring new architecture in the county and the work of Worcestershire architects. Last year’s Awards successfully engaged the wider community, promoting local architects with a public exhibition of entries at the Guildhall, Worcester, followed by a presentation of awards.

The entries have subsequently been exhibited in the county at the Sawyard Gallery. The awards received publicity in the local press through collaboration with the Worcester News who organised online voting for the People’s Choice Award. Last year’s winners together with the other entries can be viewed online at http://ribaworcestershire.co.uk/worcestershire-architecture-awards-2017-entries/.

Entries are invited from 1st June 2018 and will be accepted until 5pm on Friday 29th June 2018.

Exhibition & Awards

Entries will be exhibited at the Guildhall, Worcester, from 10am to 4:30pm, Saturday 25th August 2018, during the final weekend of the Worcester Festival. Admission is free.

Awards will be presented at a short ceremony at 2pm on the day.

Register online to confirm your attendance at the awards ceremony and bring your ticket with you to claim a free drink.

Entries will be assessed on the extent to which they demonstrate, in the opinion of the judges; fitness for purpose, elegance and imagination of the design, and the contribution made to the built environment or landscape setting.

Three judges will be appointed by the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects. The judges will include a representative of the local community, a practisingarchitect, a professional involved in architectural education, and/ or others at the invitation and discretion of the Chair of the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects.

Last year the judges were; John Wilson (Deputy Editor of Newsquest West Midlands – Worcester News), Aaron Chetwynd (RIBA West Midlands Chair), and Kevin Singh (Head of Birmingham School of Architecture).

Project Categories

Entries are invited to the following six categories.

1 Built Private House
2 Unbuilt Private House
3 Built Project in Worcestershire
4 Unbuilt Project in Worcestershire
5 Built Project outside Worcestershire
6 Unbuilt Project outside Worcestershire

Eligible submissions will be considered for the People’s Choice Award shortlist. The shortlist will be decided by the editors of the Worcester News.

Submissions are welcomed from students studyingarchitecture on a RIBA validated course.

Criteria

Projects in Worcestershire (1-4) can be submitted by an eligible entrant based anywhere in the UK.

Projects outside Worcestershire (1-2, 5-6) must be submitted by an eligible entrant based in Worcestershire.

Individual residential projects may only be submitted to categories 1 and 2. Projects in the private house categories may be located anywhere, those which are outside Worcestershire must be by an eligible entrant based in Worcestershire.

Worcestershire will be defined by the boundaries of the local planning authorities within the county.

Submissions in the built categories (1, 3 & 5) must have reached Practical Completion during or after 2016.

Submissions in the unbuilt categories (2, 4 & 6) must not be commencing on site before the end of August 2018.

Eligibility

Entrants must be either a UK registered architect;
an architectural practice at least one of whose principals is a registered architect; or a student studying architecture on a RIBA validated course.

There is no limit to the number of project submissions each entrant can make.

Projects may only be submitted to one project category. Submissions from previous years cannot be submitted again in the same category.

Entry Fee

As a result of the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects having been able to secure RIBA Local Initiative Funding, we are pleased to be able offer free entry to RIBA Chartered Practices, RIBA Chartered Members, Fellows, Associates, Graduates, and Student members.

Each submission by other eligible entrants will incur a fee of £35. If a payment is required an invoice will be sent by the WSCA once a submission is received. Prompt payment is required and submissions with outstandinginvoices will not be considered or exhibited.

Non-RIBA entrants who made a submission to the 2017 Awards are entitled to one half price (£17.50) submission.

Submission Deadline

Complete submissions must be received no later than 5pm, Friday 29th June 2018.

Contact

If you have any queries please contact mail@ribaworcestershire.co.uk

Terms and Conditions

Full terms and conditions are set out in the Entry Form.

Entry

Click here to enter the awards.