• University of Portsmouth Sustainability Prize

    Date posted: Wednesday 19 July 2017

    Continuing our long-term relationship with University of Portsmouth’s School of Architecture, we are delighted to announce that student Henry Edwards has won the 2017 ArchitecturePLB Sustainability Prize. The award for final year RIBA Part 2, post-graduates was started by the University in association with ArchitecturePLB in 2003. During that period, we have seen sustainability units within the school come and go, ambitious Government standards introduced and then be removed. However, with the recent landmark Paris Climate Agreement, we have a global treaty which recognises the need for action, even if it falls short of binding countries to actual reductions.

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  • Top 60 Development Awards Shortlist

    Date posted: Thursday 6 October 2016

    Having won a Planning and Placemaking Award earlier this year, our phased regeneration scheme Monksbrook Estate has been shortlisted for Inside Housing’s Top 60 Development Awards. The project, which was carefully masterplanned to increase housing density on the site whilst providing private gardens, a large central park and plenty of parking, has been shortlisted for ‘Best Designed Development of the Year’. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 14 October.

  • Monksbrook Estate wins Planning Award

    Date posted: Wednesday 29 June 2016

    Monksbrook Estate in Eastleigh has won the ‘Planning for Affordable Housing’ award at the Planning and Placemaking Awards 2016.The awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement in planning work by all the key players in the planning system, with the winners chosen by expert panels of 36 senior figures from across the sector. ArchitecturePLB’s project saw 164 properties replaced with 237 mixed-tenure homes, increasing site density by 45 per cent while reconfiguring the estate. Judges praised the “well rounded scheme”, which involved adding private gardens, redesigning the public realm and removing two “rat-run” roads.

  • Triumph at the Brick Awards 2015

    Date posted: Friday 27 November 2015

    Richmond Adult Community Centre’s new build and refurbishment project triumphed at the Brick Awards 2015 this week winning ‘Best Public & Education Building’ and ‘Best Refurbishment’. The awards, held annually, celebrate excellence in design and construction using brick and attract hundreds of submissions each year. As part of our active programme of collaboration, Architecture PLB developed this project from stage D designs by Duggan Morris, taking the project through to completion on site.

  • Darren Wilson shortlisted for Inspiring Graduate Prize

    Date posted: Wednesday 14 October 2015

    ArchitecturePLB team member Darren Wilson has been shortlisted for the inaugural AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize. The prize recognises graduates working towards their professional qualifications who have made a significant contribution to their practice. After spending his ‘year out‘ at ArchitecturePLB, Darren returned in 2013 following completion of his University studies. Since then Darren has become an important member of our team, leading a number of education projects, receiving glowing client feedback and instigating team building events within the practice. We are delighted that his contribution has been recognised through shortlisting for this Prize. Read more here.

  • University of Portsmouth Sustainability Prize

    Date posted: Wednesday 5 August 2015

    University of Portsmouth graduate Martyn Webb (centre left) has been awarded the ArchitecturePLB sponsored Sustainability prize. The celebration event was led by Pam Cole (left), Head of School of Architecture with Dan Blott (right centre), Principal Lecturer and MArch Course Leader. The award was given by Rupert Cook (right) Director of ArchitecturePLB at the event held within the School of Architecture prior to the Graduation ceremony.

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  • City of Westminster College Student Awards

    Date posted: Thursday 2 July 2015

    Senior Architect Michael de Nobrega recently attended the City of Westminster College Annual Student Awards Ceremony to present an achievement award sponsored by ArchitecturePLB. We are currently working with the College on a project to refurbish their Maida Vale campus. The project  is now on site, due for completion in 2016.

    Click here to read more about our refurbishment project for the City of Westminster College Maida Vale campus.

  • ArchitecturePLB in AJ120

    Date posted: Thursday 25 June 2015

    ArchitecturePLB has been named in the Architect’s Journal list of the top 120 architectural practices in the country. ArchitecturePLB are delighted to be ranked amongst the top practices again this year, reflecting continued success across all sectors.

  • Civic Trust Award for Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park

    Date posted: Monday 9 March 2015

    Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park has been awarded a Civic Trust Award Commendation. The Civic Trust Awards were established in 1959 and recognise the very best in architecture, urban design, planning, landscape, public realm and public art. The scheme was praised by the judges;  “The Aveling Centre is a simple but beautiful building that has turned the obvious constraints of small park buildings into an opportunity for creative thinking that delights.”

    Click here to view further details about our award winning project in Waltham Forest.

  • RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards

    Date posted: Friday 28 November 2014

    Congratulations to Architectural Assistant Tom Hayes in our Winchester office who was recently awarded an RIBA Student Award for his Part II project, ‘Branching Out’.

    His project seeks to explore the role of Botanic Gardens in society through developing abandoned housing sites in Estepona, Spain. The project aims to integrate the existing economies of agriculture and tourism in order to revitalise this area of the Andalusian coast.

    You can read more about the project here.

  • RIBA Student Award

    Date posted: Wednesday 26 November 2014

    Congratulations to Architectural Assistant Dan Trenholme in our London studio who has been awarded the prestigious RIBA London Student Award for his RIBA Part I work. His work focused on the redevelopment of the Heygate Estate in Southwark; relocating the adjacent shopping centre and combining with residential units and city farms to create an alternative, self-sufficient community. Dan presented his work to the office on Friday afternoon, followed by lively debate amongst all staff about the concept and admiration of the intricate hand drawn plans.

  • Civic Society Design Award

    Date posted: Thursday 6 November 2014

    Samuel Ryder Academy has been selected as the winner of the St Albans Civic Society Award.

    The award judges said: “The simplicity, clean lines and suitable, pupil-friendly scale of the primary school unit and the linking reception and administrative facilities enhance the existing school buildings admirably. 

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  • Solent Design Award Shortlisting

    Date posted: Friday 10 October 2014

    One of ArchitecturePLB’s latest student residences’, West Hill Green, otherwise known as Burma Road Student Village in Winchester has been shortlisted for a Solent Design Award. The scheme will be assessed on Thursday 16th October and the results will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth on 20th November.

    Click here to view further details of our project. You can vote for our project to win one of three awards on the Solent Design Award website here.

  • ArchitecturePLB in AJ100

    Date posted: Thursday 29 May 2014

    This year’s AJ100 rankings have been published, with ArchitecturePLB placed 94th in the top 100 architectural practices in the UK. For more detailed information visit the AJ website here

  • Sunfield Close shortlisted for RICS Award

    Date posted: Friday 30 August 2013

    We are pleased to announce that Sunfield Close has been shortlisted for a RICS Award within the Regeneration category.

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  • Finalist in the AJ Retrofit Awards

    Date posted: Saturday 13 July 2013

    Our LSE Towers Reception project has been shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit award. The project is receiving positive feedback from client and end users.

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  • Sussex Heritage Trust Award

    Date posted: Thursday 4 July 2013

    Midhurst Rother College scooped an award in the Public and Community category at this years’ Sussex Heritage Trust Awards. The project was commended for it’s design and external areas which were considered in keeping with local surroundings.

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  • Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park Shortlisted for NLA Award

    Date posted: Thursday 13 June 2013

    We were delighted to announce that the Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park in the London Borough of Waltham Forest has been shortlisted within the highly contested Public Buildings Category of the New London Architecture Awards 2013. The Award ceremony was combined with the NLA’s annual lunch at London Guildhall, attended by over 700 guests on July 11th.

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  • Design Award for Andover housing scheme

    Date posted: Thursday 15 November 2012

    Sunfield Close has been awarded a Quality Place Award, presented to Project Architect Paul Phasey at the Solent Design Award Ceremony last night. The scheme, which comprises 17 houses in a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership, was praised by the judges for its brave design in challenging conditions, good proportions and massing that related sympathetically to the street. The scheme meets Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and residents interviewed said that their new house had been life-changing in terms of energy efficiency and in bringing a real sense of community. Visit the Solent Design Awards website for further details.

  • Sunfield Close shortlisted for Solent Design Awards

    Date posted: Thursday 4 October 2012

    Sunfield Close, a new housing development in Andover, has been shortlisted for the 2012 Solent Design Awards. Organised by the University of Portsmouth, the Awards aim to encourage high quality place-making. Alongside the professional judging which will take place on 15th October, voting is also open in the People’s Poll, so that the public can choose their favourite. Please visit www.solentdesignawards.org.uk to register your online vote for Sunfield Close between 1st and 31st October.

  • Sunfield Close wins 2012 UK Housing Award

    Date posted: Thursday 28 June 2012

    ArchitecturePLB’s Sunfield Close housing scheme in Hampshire has won a UK Housing Award. Announced at the Hilton Park Lane ceremony yesterday evening, the development for Radian and Test Valley Borough Council won the small schemes category for ‘Development of the Year’. The judging criteria included demonstrating the highest design and build quality, best value for money, supporting the area’s specific housing needs, and engaging with the local community. For more information about the awards click here.

  • ArchitecturePLB ranked 70th in AJ100 Awards

    Date posted: Thursday 17 May 2012

    This year’s AJ100 rankings have been published, with ArchitecturePLB placed 70th out of the top 100 architectural practices in the UK. For more detailed information visit the AJ website here.

  • RVC Most Improved Student Experience

    Date posted: Friday 27 April 2012

    “The Royal Veterinary College showed the most improved student experience, jumping 45 positions to joint 58th in the 2011 THE Award for Most Improved Student Experience. Particularly improved were its ratings for community atmosphere and good facilities, with students also commending the high quality of their teachers and lecturers.” Our strategic work on the masterplan for the Estate and our designs for a number of capital projects – CEEED, Equine, Camden and TaRC – address our client’s vision for creating high quality learning and working environments contributing to an improved student experience.

  • Barnfield West Academy shortlisted for BCSE award

    Date posted: Thursday 26 April 2012

    ArchitecturePLB’s Barnfield West Academy in Luton has been shortlisted in the Secondary Schools category of the British Council for School Environment’s ‘Best of British Schools Awards 2012’. This new-build secondary school was designed for 1450 students aged 11-19 and constructed on a tight suburban site alongside the existing, occupied buildings. Originally appointed directly by Luton Borough Council, the Design Team were novated at RIBA Stage E to Wates Construction to be delivered through LBC’s BSF programme.

  • TaRC shortlisted for S-labs New Laboratory Building Award 2012

    Date posted: Friday 20 April 2012

    We are pleased to announce that the Teaching and Research Centre at the Royal Veterinary College has been shortlisted for the New Laboratory Building category at the 2012 S-Lab Awards. This awards scheme recognises excellence in laboratory design, operation and management, and in laboratory-based teaching and learning within educational institutions, where performance has been improved and safety and sustainability enhanced. For more information on the scheme, see our Universities and Colleges page under Projects.

  • Sunfield Close development shortlisted for CIH UK Housing Award

    Date posted: Thursday 19 April 2012

    Sunfield Close in Andover has been shortlisted at the CIH UK Housing Awards, where excellence across the housing sector is recognised. The scheme for Radian is a finalist in the ‘Development of the Year – Small Schemes’ category. An overall winner, which demonstrates the highest design and build quality and best value for money, which has supported the specific need for housing in the area, and which has undertaken extensive working with the local community, will soon be selected from the shortlisted schemes.

  • Barnfield West shortlisted for Brick Awards

    Date posted: Tuesday 2 August 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Barnfield West Academy, a 1450-place school in a leafy suburban area of Luton, has been shortlisted for this year’s Brick Awards. The materials and palette were chosen with the Sponsor and Academy to create an identifiable federation image, and the buff brickwork brought indoors to help reinforce the identity of the performing arts block and blur the distinction between inside and outside. The same buff colour brick is extended to the landscaping of the courtyards, paired with a grey block to help tie the external spaces to the building.

  • Building for Life Gold Award for Porlock Road

    Date posted: Wednesday 27 July 2011

    Our client Spectrum Housing Group was thrilled to receive a Gold Award in the Building for Life Awards – the highest possible standard. Building for Life promotes design excellence and celebrates best practice in the house building industry. The commission was won in design competition promoted by Southampton City Council and completed in early 2011.

  • Walthamstow School wins BCSE Award

    Date posted: Thursday 23 June 2011

    We were delighted to receive the Excellence in Design for Teaching & Learning : Refurbishment Award at last night’s BCSE Best of British Schools Award party. Our remodelling and extension of the Grade II listed Walthamstow School for Girls won the award. The BCSE Judging Panel said: “We were impressed by the holistic approach taken to developing the whole school. The design celebrates the Edwardian buildings and links them effectively to new and diverse spaces, which together support the school’s education vision.”

  • ArchitecturePLB wins AJ100 Employer of the Year

    Date posted: Thursday 19 May 2011

    ArchitecturePLB is delighted to have won the AJ100 Employer of the Year award for the second year running. The judges were impressed by our professional approach to adopting good employment practices, resulting in strong responses in the AJ100 staff satisfaction survey. Mike Skilton, Director, accepted the award on behalf of ArchitecturePLB at last night’s awards ceremony.