Worcestershire Architecture Awards

Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2019

Click here to download the entry form.

Click here to submit your award entry – the entry deadline is 5pm Friday 28th June 2019.

About the Awards

Following the continuing success of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards, the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects are excited to announce the call for entries to the 2019 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 St Helens Church and Henry Sandon Hall, Worcester. The awards received publicity in the local press through collaboration with the Worcester News who organised online voting for the People’s Choice Award. Winners, together with the other entries, from the 2017 and 2018 Awards can be viewed below.

Click here to view all of the entries and winners of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2018.

Click here to view all of the entries and winners of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2017.

Entries are invited from 1st June 2019 and will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, 28th June 2019.

The Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects is the local branch of the RIBA. The Awards and activities of the branch are organised by local RIBA members volunteeringtheir time and energy. If you would like to be involved we would be pleased for you to join us, get in touch.

Exhibition & Awards

Entries will be exhibited at the Guildhall, Worcester, from 10am to 4pm, Saturday, 17th August 2019, during the Worcester Festival. Admission is free.

Awards will be presented at the WSCA Summer Social on the evening of Thursday, 15th August 2019.

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:
Michael Purton – editor of the Worcester News

Olive White – Wolverhampton School of Architecture

Ruth Reed – architect and past president of the RIBA

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 editor(s) of the Worcester News.

Submissions are welcomed from students studyingarchitecture on a RIBA validated course and registered as an RIBA Student Member.

Criteria

Projects located 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 2017.

Submissions in the unbuilt categories (2, 4 & 6) must not be commencing on site before the end of August 2019.

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 and registered as an RIBA Student Member.

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 Awards previously are entitled to one half price (£17.50) submission.

Submission Requirements

All entries must be submitted electronically using the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects website – click here to enter the awards.

Entries are invited from 1st June 2019 and will be accepted until 5pm on Friday 28th June 2019.

Each project submitted must be accompanied by a completed entry form and include:

–  A1 landscape project presentation board in .pdf format.

–  One key image of the project in .jpg format.

Digital files should be at 300dpi resolution for high quality print. No individual file should exceed 20MB.

The content of the project presentation board is at the discretion of entrants, however, to assist the judges, should include:

–  The name of the entrant.

–  Project name and location.

–  A description of the project to explain the brief, context, constraints and architectural design response (200-500 words).

–  A site plan and other context information.

Entries are not made anonymously as it is intended that the Awards scheme provides publicity for the entrant. Practice logo and contact information may be displayed on the presentation board.

Text should be in Helvetica or similar sans-serif font, and be of sufficient size to be read in an exhibition setting.

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.