The AIA UK Chapter's Excellence in Design Awards Gala 2019 was held on 30 April, at The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in Regent’s Park, itself a Grade-I listed building designed by Sir Denys Lasdun. Over 100 architects, their clients and guests, joined chapter members to honour practices receiving awards this year.
The jury included:
Sir David Adjaye, OBE - Principal & Founder of Adjaye Associates, Adam Nathaniel Furman - Artist, Designer & Writer, Teaching at Central St. Martins & runs the Saturated Space Research Group at the Architectural Association; Prof. Lilly Kudic - Head of Architecture, London South Bank University; Dr. Mark Breeze - Director of Architecture, St.John's College, Cambridge; Ellie Stathaki - Architecture Editor at Wallpaper* ; Amrita Raja - 2019 President, The American Institute of Architects UK Chapter
The Professional Award: David Chipperfield Architects, for ‘Amorepacific Headquarters’, Seoul, South Korea. The jury felt this project was porous but with a metropolitan scale, had an intimate and thoughtful experience, and though it was a very large building, the layers of materiality provide a human scale. They felt that light was brought into the spaces beautifully, it contained a very good mix of amenities, and had a visceral excitement, which is not common for an office building.
The Young Architect Award: David Leech Architects, for ‘A House in a Garden’, Dublin, Ireland. The jury summed this project as a lovely sequence of spaces, beautiful materiality, surfaces and textures on the surfaces.
The Professional Commendations went to 4 Pancras Square, by Eric Parry Architects; House in a Garden, by Gianni Botsford Architects; The Conservation of the Painted Hall, by Hugh Broughton Architects. More here