About the Awards
2019 saw the third year of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards by the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects.
The awards have been set up to recognise good architecture in Worcestershire, engage with the public and promote the value that using an architect can bring to the local environment. A jury consisting of architects and non-architects judged the submissions.
The awards were presented at the WSCA Summer Party on Thursday 15th August 2019 which was kindly sponsored by Solus Ceramics.
A free exhibition, open to the public was held at The Guildhall, Worcester on Saturday 17th August 2019 from 10am until 4.30pm.
This celebration of local architects and architecture was part of the successful Worcester Festival.
The exhibition will be displayed again at The Hive, in Worcester, in September. We are hoping to arrange further exhibitions later in the year.
Entries and winners for previous years can be viewed at:
Entries and Winners
The Worcestershire Architecture Awards 20198 were announced at the WSCA Summer Party on 15th August 2019.
Details of all of the entries in each category along with winners and commendations are below. Click on the entry name to view the full entry board as a pdf.
Categories 1-6 were judged by a panel of three judges. Entries were assessed on the basis of the extent to which they demonstrated, in the opinion of the judges, fitness for purpose, elegance of design and the contribution they make to the built environment.
The judges were:
Katherine McNeil – Lecturer in Architecture, University of Coventry and Architect
Kirk Rushby – Architect, Archetype
Steven Collins – Reporter, Worcester News part of Newsquest, West Midlands
Category 1 – Built Private House
Wychbold House – Batterham Smith Architects CATEGORY WINNER
Category 2 – Unbuilt Private House
The Tree House – Vivid Architects CATEGORY WINNER
Category 3 – Built Project in Worcestershire
Royal Porcelain Works – KKE Architects CATEGORY WINNER
Category 4 – Unbuilt Project in Worcestershire
Dutch Barn – MAG Architecture CATEGORY WINNER
Category 5 – Built Project outside Worcestershire
Four Oaks Methodist Church – KKE Architects CATEGORY WINNER
Category 6 – Unbuilt Project outside Worcestershire
The Teamaker’s Guesthouse – David Holland Architect. + Designer CATEGORY WINNER
People’s Choice Award in Association with Newsquest West Midlands
Newsquest West Midlands publish local newspapers across Worcestershire. 3 projects from across all of those entered above were selected by the editorial team, and published in the papers in print and online. An online vote was organised through the newspaper websites with members of the public voting for their favourite project.
The Furnace Kitchen – Osbornes Chartered Architects PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER