21 Jun 2012
We are delighted to announce that Somerville's new student accommodation buildings have won a national award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The announcement was made at RIBA's awards ceremony on Wednesday 20th June. Somerville's buildings are among 50 UK buildings to receive a RIBA Award this year. RIBA president Angela Brady said: "What really stands out is that even in times of austerity, we can still deliver amazingly clever, high quality buildings that reflect the needs of today and enhance our daily lives."
The accolade comes just months after the buildings received an Excellence in Design Award by the UK Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Somerville's Treasurer, Helen Morton, said that the achievement is testament to the hard work of the architects' team: "Niall McLaughlin is of course very proud for the project to have been selected in this way, as are we at Somerville, and I would like to pass my congratulations on to all those in the design and construction team."
Winners of RIBA Awards go forward for consideration for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the UK's most prestigious architecture prize, presented to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year.
For more information about the awards, please visit the RIBA website.