Awards

2016

(Short-listed) Science Island, Lithuania – International competition to design the National Science and Innovation Centre in Kaunas
RIBA AwardsWinner: Library Walk, Manchester
Natural Stone Awards – Winner – Landscaping: Deansgate/Castlefield Metrolink Stop, Manchester
ICE London Civil Engineering AwardsShortlisted: Library Walk, Manchester
AJ120 – Ranked 51st in the 2016 AJ120 as one of the largest and most influential architecture practices in the UK

2015

Legends of Industry Awards – Rachel Haugh & Ian Simpson
WAF AwardsShortlisted – Residential (Future Projects): One Blackfriars, London
NLA AwardsShortlisted – Housing: Dollar Bay, London
Lord Mayor’s Design Awards Winner – New Building; People’s Choice: The View at Downing Plaza, Newcastle
RIBA AwardsShortlisted: Town Hall Extension, Manchester
Light Rail AwardsHighly Commended – Project of the Year under €50m: Deansgate/Castlefield Station, Manchester
MSA Design AwardsShortlisted – Residential Scheme (unbuilt): Tariff Street, Manchester
Construction News Awards Winner – Project of the Year (over £50m); Winner – Judges’ Supreme Award: Town Hall Extension as part of the Manchester Town Hall Complex Transformation Scheme
North West LABC Building Excellence Awards Winner – Best Public Service Building; Shortlisted – Best Large Commercial Building: Town Hall Extension as part of the Manchester Town Hall Complex Transformation Scheme
Building AwardsShortlisted – Architectural Practice of the Year; Shortlisted – Building Magazine Project of the Year: Town Hall Extension as part of the Manchester Town Hall Complex Transformation Scheme
Woman Architect of the YearShortlisted – Rachel Haugh
AJ120 – Ranked 48th in the 2015 AJ120 as one of the largest and most influential architecture practices in the UK

2014

Architect of the Year Awards – Winner – Office Architect of the Year
AJ Retrofit Awards
Finalist – Offices over 2000 sqm Award: Town Hall Extension Manchester
RTPI North West Planning Achievement Awards
Winner – Heritage Award: Town Hall Extension Manchester
Forum for the Built Environment Awards
Winner – Public Sector Project of the Year Award: Town Hall Extension Manchester
British Council for Offices Northern AwardsWinner – Refurbished/Recycled Workplace Award: Town Hall Extension Manchester
North West Regional Construction AwardsWinner – Sustainability Award; Winner – Regional Project of the Year Award: Town Hall Extension, Manchester; Highly Commended – Project of the Year Award: Town Hall Extension, Manchester
RICS North West AwardsWinner – Building Conservation Award: Town Hall Extension, Manchester
Building Controls Industry Association AwardsWinner – Technical Innovation of the Year Award: Town Hall Extension, Manchester
NLA AwardsShortlisted – The Temporary Award: Battersea Power Station Pavilion and Pop Up Park, London
(Short-listed) Kyssen, Gothenburg – International competition to design an iconic building for the city of Gothenburg
AJ100 – Ranked 31st in the 2014 AJ100 as one of the largest and most influential architecture practices in the UK

2013

AJ100 – Highly Commended in the Fastest Growing Practice category, shortlisted for Practice of the Year and ranked 28th in the 2013 AJ100
NW Construction AwardsWinner – Integration & Collaboration: Town Hall Extension, Manchester
Bentley Be Inspired AwardsShortlisted: One Blackfriars, London

2012

AJ100 – Ranked 70th in the 2012 AJ100 as one of the largest and most influential architecture practices in the UK

2011

Lord Mayor’s Design AwardsNew Building prize: Newcastle University Business School at Downing Plaza, Newcastle
(1st Prize) First Street Manchester, Northern Gateway – invited competition for the design of a mixed use scheme within a new cultural/creative quarter
(1st Prize) Battersea Power Station, London – invited competition for the design and construction of 100,000m2 of hotel & residential accomodation.
(1st Prize) NOMA, Manchester – invited competition for architectural framework role including the design of a low-carbon and highly-sustainable commercial office development
(Short-listed) Homes for Life, Manchester – international RIBA competition for the design of a sustainable housing development
AJ100 – Ranked 85th in the 2011 AJ100 as one of the largest and most influential architecture practices in the UK

2010

(Short-listed) Integrated Habitats Design Competition National Wildflower Centre, Liverpool
LABC North West Region Building Excellence AwardsWinner – Best Partnership: Downing Plaza, Newcastle
(1st Prize) Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerp – international competition to masterplan and design a concert hall, conference and associated facilities.
(1st Prize) Barnacre Equilibrium Tanks– invited competition for the adaptation of disused reservoirs into unique and luxurious homes.
(Short-listed) Dance & Music Centre, The Hague – international competition to design a new home for 4 key cultural institutions.
AJ100 – Ranked 97th in the 2010 AJ100 as one of the largest and most influential architecture practices in the UK

2009

RICS North West AwardsBest Residential Building: Parkway Gate, Manchester
MSA Design AwardsOverall Winner: Parkway Gate, Manchester; Winner – Large Residential category: Parkway Gate, Manchester; Commendations – Community category: National Wildflower Centre, Liverpool; Primary School, Grasmere
Urban Land Institute Awards for ExcellenceWinner: Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester
(1st Prize) National Wildflower Centre, Knowsley – a RIBA International Competition for a new education & conference centre
(1st Prize) Town Hall Extension, Manchester – international competition to remodel customer service centre & workspace.
(Short-listed) Tadawul Stock Exchange, Riyadh – international invited competition for the design of a stock exchange.
(Short-listed) Leisure Complex, Worthing – international RIBA competition for the design of a swimming pool & leisure facilities
(Short-listed) University Faculty, Manchester  – competition for the design of academic facilities for Manchester Metropolitain University

2008

Manchester Confidential – Best New Building: Parkway Gate
RIBA National AwardBeetham Hilton Tower, Manchester
RIBA AwardsBeetham Hilton Tower, Manchester; Holloway Circus, Birmingham
RICS North West AwardsProject of the Year Award: Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester; Design and Innovation Award: Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester
Manchester Tourism AwardsTourism Bar of the Year: Cloud 23, Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester
Civic Trust AwardBeetham Hilton Tower, Manchester
(Finalist) 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow – competition for the design of the athletes village.
AJ100 – Ranked 74th in the 2008 AJ100 as one of the largest and most influential architecture practices in the UK

2007

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban HabitatBest Tall Building Award: Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester
The Concrete SocietyBuilding Category Winner: Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester
RIBA AwardsTransport Interchange, Manchester
RICS North West AwardsDesign and Innovation Award: Transport Interchange, Manchester
Manchester Tourism AwardsLarge Visitor Attraction of the Year: Urbis, Manchester
MSA Design AwardsOverall Winner: Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester; Winner – Sport and Leisure category: Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester; Winner – Community category: Transport Interchange, Manchester

2006

European Hotel Design AwardsShortlisted – Best Hotel Architecture – New Build: Holloway Circus, Birmingham
MCR10 AwardsBest Architect: ISA; Best Living Space: No.1 Deansgate, Manchester; Most Instrumental Individual in the Regeneration of the City (Private Sector): Ian Simpson
Greater Manchester Chamber of CommerceJoint Winner – Greater Manchester Building of the Year: Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester

2005

Roses Design Awards – Architect of the Year
MSA Design AwardsWinner: Andy Robson Design Award
Civic Architectural Design AwardsCommendation: Hush House, Chester

2004

Housing Design AwardsWinner – Unbuilt Projects category: Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester
RIBA AwardsManchester Museum, Manchester
MSA Design AwardsWinner – Sport and Leisure category: Manchester Museum, Manchester; Winner – Unbuilt Retail category: Beetham Hilton Tower
Evening Standard AwardsWinner – Lifestyle category: The Jam Factory, London
Civic Trust AwardsNo 1 Deansgate, Manchester; Manchester Museum, Manchester; Special Award – Urban Design: Millennium Quarter, Manchester; Commendation: Urbis

2003

Manchester Civic Society AwardJoint Winner – Phoenix Design Award: Manchester Museum, Manchester
Housing Design Awards Winner – Completed Scheme category: No1 Deansgate, Manchester
RIBA AwardsUrbis, Manchester; No 1 Deansgate, Manchester
MSA Design AwardsOverall Winner: Urbis, Manchester; Winner – Residential category: No 1 Deansgate, Manchester; Winner – Sport and Leisure category: Urbis, Manchester
(Finalist) MIPIMResidential category: No 1 Deansgate, Manchester
American Institute of Architects Design Excellence AwardsCommendation: Urbis, Manchester
Northwest Regional Structural AwardsWinner – Most Innovative Project (awarded by the Institution of Structural Engineers, Lancashire and Cheshire Branch): No 1 Deansgate

2002

Built in Quality AwardsUrbis, Manchester; No 1 Deansgate, Manchester
Roses Design AwardsBest Residential Project: No1 Deansgate, Manchester
(Semi-Finalist) World Trade Center – Requests for Qualification for Innovative Designs for World Trade Center Site, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
Model Housing – RIBA exhibition showing residential schemes; model of Holloway Circus exhibited
Architecture by Stealth – Exhibition following the development of Urbis and The Manchester Museum
(Short-listed) Manchester Civil Justice Courts – International competion
Housing Design Awards – Winner – Unbuilt Projects category:  Holloway Circus, Birmingham
Insider North West Property Awards – Architects Practice of the Year
What HomeGold Award – Best Apartment and Best Development: No 1 Deansgate, Manchester

2000

David Urwin AwardsCommendation: Trinity College, Cambridge

1999

Housing Design AwardsWinner – Completed Scheme category: Foyer, Birmingham
RIBA AwardsTrinity College, Cambridge

1998

(1st Prize) Urbis– a £28 million International Design Competition for a new build gallery for Manchester City Council
Greenwich Millennium Village – limited development competition for housing and mixed use development on the Greenwich Peninsular for the Millennium (in conjunction with EDAW, Allies and Morrison, Fielden and Clegg, Pardey Associates and others)

1997

(Shortlisted) National Wildflower Centre, Liverpool – EC advertised competition, one of six practices to be shortlisted

1996

(1st Prize) Rebuilding Manchester – a £500 million International Urban Design Competition for Millennium Manchester to create a framework for the future (in conjunction with EDAW, Baxter, Benoy)
(1st Prize) Landscape Proposals for a New Park in Hulme – limited Architectural Competition for Hulme Regeneration Limited, Manchester City Challenge (in conjunction with Landscape Projects)

1995

(1st Prize) Trinity College Cambridge– provision of Graduate and Undergraduate facilities and College Bar
(Short-listed) Manchester City Art Gallery – International Architectural Competition, one of six practices to be short-listed
(1st Prize) St. Mary’s Church Triangle – Architectural Competition for redevelopment strategy for group of four listed buildings

1994

(1st Prize) Manchester Museum– Limited competition
(1st Prize) Museum of Science & Industry In Manchester – limited Architectural Competition: site strategy and two new galleries
(1st Prize) Merchants Warehouse– limited Architectural Competition for refurbishment and redevelopment of existing listed building
(2nd Prize) Merchants Bridge – open Competition for the design of a new pedestrian bridge in Castlefield for C.M.D.C.
226th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts – three projects selected for inclusion

1993

(1st Prize) Northern Quarter Regeneration Study – international Competition for Manchester City Council (Urbanistics Consortium)
(1st Prize) Foyer– international Design Competition for Britain’s first purpose-built Foyer, a transitional centre for young people

1991

Making Places – exhibition in Manchester and London

1988

(1st Prize) Lexan Leisure Centre for the Eighties – National Architectural Competition
(1st Prize) Best Northern Site Scheme Competition – two Houses at Energy World, Milton Keynes
(1st Prize) ICI Darwen – limited Architectural Competition for a new Headquarters Building
(3rd Prize) National Architectural Competition – residential redevelopment of Addison Square, Lancing, Sussex
40 under Forty – selected for inclusion within a major Exhibition of the work of young British Architects organised by the RIBA

 

 

 

 

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