Architect of the Year Awards: Building Design Prize

Architect of the Year Awards, 2007, Results

Architect of the Year Award

Winners : Building Design Architecture Awards, London, UK

BD Architect of the Year Awards – Winners 2007

Richard Feilden Architect of the Year
Allies & Morrison

Young Architect of the Year Award
Carmody Groarke

BDP was voted Private Housing Architect of the Year. BDP was shortlisted in six of the twelve award categories, more than any other architect  The others were Retail Building, Public Building, Masterplanning, Office Building, and Leisure/Sport Building

The judging panel comprised some of the country’s most influential architects and clients. They were “particularly impressed with the Abito apartments in Manchester, a new concept aimed at first-time buyers, and people wanting a city crash pad.”. They continued that BDP was “inventive and able to demonstrate that high density works”  About Abito the judges said the scheme showed “real innovation and that BDP had come up with a housing concept that had not existed before”

Tony McGuirk, BDP Chairman, who collected the award said “We are delighted to win this award in such an important sector for the future.  It brings together our key interdisciplinary skills which create good places for people to live in and enjoy.  Our two most recently finished projects, Abito in Salford Quays and Armada in Den Bosch, The Netherlands are fine examples of both innovative thinking and creating a new sense of place within city environments.”

Architect of the Year Awards were announced 2 Nov