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RIBA Reveals 2019 Stirling Prize Shortlist

05:30 - 19 July, 2019
RIBA Reveals 2019 Stirling Prize Shortlist, Goldsmith Street / Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley. Image © Tim Crocker
Goldsmith Street / Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley. Image © Tim Crocker

The Royal Institute of British Architects has published the 2019 Stirling Prize shortlist for the UK’s best new building. This year’s shortlist features six projects that vary vastly in type, scale, budget, and location, from a Scottish whisky distillery to a major London transport hub.

RIBA International Awards 2020 Open For Entries

05:00 - 12 July, 2019
RIBA International Awards 2020 Open For Entries, UTEC - Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia by Grafton Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
UTEC - Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia by Grafton Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the launch of the RIBA International Awards 2020 to recognize architecture outside of the United Kingdom. Now open for entries, the awards are open to any qualified architect in the world for a building outside of the UK, of any size and budget. The biennial awards celebrate buildings that exemplify design innovation, embrace sustainable technologies and deliver meaningful social impact.

RIBA Announces UK’s Best New Buildings

05:00 - 27 June, 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 54 winners of 2019 RIBA National Awards for architecture. Presented since 1966, the awards recognize the UK’s best new construction projects. From a small rammed-stone pavilion on the site where King John signed the Magna Carta, to the vast redevelopment of one of London’s busiest transport terminals, the award-winning buildings showcase the breadth of UK architecture today.

CTC Transport Hub. Image © Donal McCann The Macallan Distillery. Image © Joas Souza Eddington, Lot 1. Image © Jack Hobhouse Secular Retreat. Image © Jack Hobhouse + 6

Mario Botta. The Space Beyond [UK Premiere]

13:01 - 10 June, 2019
Mario Botta. The Space Beyond [UK Premiere],  Mario Botta. The Space Beyond -  A film by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè
Mario Botta. The Space Beyond - A film by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè

Co-directed by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè, Mario Botta. The Space Beyond is a rare and artistic journey into the work of internationally acclaimed Swiss architect Mario Botta.

The film explores Botta’s ever-growing curiosity and his reflections on the contradictions of society through sacred spaces. At 75, Botta is one of the few architects who has designed places of prayer for the three main monotheistic religions. After designing many churches, chapels and a synagogue, he is now designing a mosque in China.

Through his thoughts and interactions with artists, clients and family members, who take the audience from Switzerland to Italy, from

RIBA Launches Gender Pay Guidance for Firms

13:00 - 5 April, 2019
RIBA Launches Gender Pay Guidance for Firms, Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects has published a new guidance for architecture practices on closing the gender pay gap as part of its commitment to support a diverse and inclusive profession. The RIBA’s guidance – Close The Gap – Improving Gender Equality in Practice – outlines best practice measures and initiatives, and the guidance is accompanied by a #CloseTheGap pledge. The RIBA is encouraging all Chartered Practices to sign up to the pledge as a demonstration of commitment to improving gender equality and ensuring that individual career prospects are independent of one's identity.

12 Projects Shortlisted for RIBA East Midlands Awards

12:00 - 16 March, 2019
12 Projects Shortlisted for RIBA East Midlands Awards, Teaching and Learning Building, UoN. Image© Martina Ferrera
Teaching and Learning Building, UoN. Image© Martina Ferrera

Now in the midst of its annual awards program, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 12 projects shortlisted for recognition in its East Midlands district. RIBA has also recently announced its shortlists for new projects in its London, East, North East, and South West districts.

The 83 Best New Buildings in London Shortlisted by the RIBA

10:05 - 15 March, 2019
The 83 Best New Buildings in London Shortlisted by the RIBA, Coal Drop Yards. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Coal Drop Yards. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Since 1996, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has hosted awards for exemplary buildings across the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. This year, 83 projects have been shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards from a list of 200 entrants.

Each project will be visited by one of five London juries during the month of April. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on May 20th at the RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London. News of the shortlist follows on from similar selections by RIBA South West, RIBA East, and RIBA North East.

14 Buildings Shortlisted for RIBA South West Awards

05:00 - 14 March, 2019
14 Buildings Shortlisted for RIBA South West Awards, Bristol Old Vic. Image © Philip Vile
Bristol Old Vic. Image © Philip Vile

The Royal Institute of British Architects have announced fourteen buildings shortlisted from 48 entries for this year's RIBA South West Awards. The work includes six projects are by new and established practices based in the South West, as well as a series of new and reconfigured houses. All shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury with the winning buildings announced at an awards ceremony this May.

24 Projects Shortlisted in 2019 RIBA East Awards

04:00 - 14 March, 2019
24 Projects Shortlisted in 2019 RIBA East Awards, Kintyre, nr St Albans, by Tate Harmer. Image© Kilian O'Sullivan
Kintyre, nr St Albans, by Tate Harmer. Image© Kilian O'Sullivan

As part of the RIBA annual Regional Awards programme, 23 architectural works and one masterplan have been shortlisted for the RIBA East awards. These projects cover a range of types, from homes to schools to follies, and represent some of the finest work produced in Britain in the last year.

Wesley House Theological College, Cambridge, by Cowper Griffith Architects. Image© Peter Cook St Albans Museum and Art Gallery, by John McAslan + Partners. Image© Nick Guttridge Black Barn, nr Woodbridge, by Studio Bark. Image© Lenny Codd Marmalade Lane Cohousing, Cambridge, by Mole Architects. Image© David Butler + 26

7 buildings shortlisted for RIBA North East 2019 Awards

09:30 - 8 March, 2019
7 buildings shortlisted for RIBA North East 2019 Awards, © Southern Green
© Southern Green

Seven buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA North East (Royal Institute of British Architects) 2019 Awards; the winners will be announced at an Awards evening at Tyneside Cinema on Thursday 16 May. 

12 Award-Winning Women in Architecture From the Past 12 Months

09:00 - 8 March, 2019
12 Award-Winning Women in Architecture From the Past 12 Months, AL_A's MAAT museum in Lisbon. Image © Francisco Nogueira
AL_A's MAAT museum in Lisbon. Image © Francisco Nogueira

In the 12 months since 2018 International Women’s Day, we have seen many female architects come to fore of the design discourse. From Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell’s curation of the 2018 Venice Biennale to Frida Escobedo's celebrated design for the Serpentine Pavilion, the architectural newsfeeds from the past twelve months have played host to many signs of change in a traditionally male-dominated profession.

ArchDaily has also been busy over the past year, publishing stories such as twelve prominent women in architectural photography, seven influential women of the Bauhaus, and the women redefining success in architecture. Beyond news and editorials, the honorary lists and award ceremonies of prominent architectural institutions from around the world have also paid tribute to some of the world’s leading and emerging female architects.

'The Things We Were Talking About, He Went and Did It': Sir Nicholas Grimshaw Awarded 2019 RIBA Gold Medal

04:00 - 15 February, 2019
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw. Courtesy of RIBA
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw. Courtesy of RIBA

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw has been named the 2019 laureate of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, an award personally approved by Her Majesty The Queen recognizing a lifetime's work in architecture. Grimshaw is known particularly for his modernist public buildings and large-scale infrastructural projects, both in the UK and internationally.

The British Pavilion at Expo '92. Image via Wikimedia Courtesy of James Ewing. ImageFulton Center / Grimshaw Architects via flickr user vanchett licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. ImageThe Eden Project, Cornwall Sainsbury's Camden Town. Image via Wikimedia + 9

RIBA Announces a New Award for Housing in Memory of Neave Brown

07:30 - 31 January, 2019
RIBA Announces a New Award for Housing in Memory of Neave Brown, Neave Brown 2017. Image © Garath Gardner
Neave Brown 2017. Image © Garath Gardner

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the foundation of a new award focused on recognizing work in housing in the UK. The award is named in memory of Neave Brown, the British architect, and designer famed for his many housing estates in London.

Alexandra Road Estate. Image © Flickr user Steve Cadman Dunboyne Road Estate. Image © Flickr user Steve Cadman The Alexandra Road Estate Dunboyne Road Estate. via Wikimedia + 5

Project to Reconnect Homeless with Support Services Wins 2018 RIBA Research Medal

05:00 - 5 December, 2018
Project to Reconnect Homeless with Support Services Wins 2018 RIBA Research Medal, © Hildrey Studio
© Hildrey Studio

The Royal Institute of British Architects has awarded the 2018 RIBA President’s Medal for Research to Chris Hildrey of Hildrey Studio for ProxyAddress: Using Location Data to Reconnect Those Facing Homelessness with Support Services. Hildrey’s project addresses one of the main causes of homelessness in the UK: the end of an ‘assured short-hold tenancy’, where a landlord is legally entitled to issue a possession order. ProxyAddress tackles this issue through collaborative research and real-world application.

RIBA Awards 2018 President's Medals for World’s Best Student Projects

04:00 - 5 December, 2018
RIBA Awards 2018 President's Medals for World’s Best Student Projects, How to Carve a Giant. Image © Sonia Magdziarz
How to Carve a Giant. Image © Sonia Magdziarz

The Royal Institute of British Architects have announced the winners of the 2018 President’s Medals for the world’s best architecture student projects. This year's winners were selected from 328 design projects and dissertations submitted by over 100 schools of architecture in 37 countries. Three medals were presented, as well as commendations to nine students of architecture from around the world. Each year, the medals are awarded to reward talent and promote innovation in architectural education.

RIBA’s Nationwide Architecture Program Exposes Young Students to Thinking Like an Architect

08:00 - 1 December, 2018
RIBA’s Nationwide Architecture Program Exposes Young Students to Thinking Like an Architect, Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

This November, RIBA launched a national school program devoted to providing children between the ages of 4-18 access to architecture programs. This will be the UK’s first nationwide architecture program. The instructors, formally known as Architecture Ambassadors, are volunteer architecture professionals donating their time to partnering schools at which students participate free of charge.

Before launching the nationwide program, RIBA conducted a pilot version - gaging interest and success from students, school administrators, and ambassadors. The pilot phase visited over 200 schools in England and 18,000 students. Each school’s architectural workshop was highly individualized to the community and location, adding a personal aspect to the student’s introduction to the vast field of architecture. These tangible projects investigated local areas, assessing their needs, issues that affect the community, and their hopes for the future.

Haysom Ward Miller's Lochside House Named RIBA House of the Year 2018

05:00 - 29 November, 2018
Haysom Ward Miller's Lochside House Named RIBA House of the Year 2018, Lochside House. Image © Richard Fraser
Lochside House. Image © Richard Fraser

Haysom Ward Miller's Lochside House in the West Highlands has been named RIBA House of the Year 2018. The annual accolade is given by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to the UK’s best new architect-designed house. Lochside House was revealed as the winner in the final episode of a special Channel 4 series Grand Designs: House of the Year. The award-winning project was designed as a modest, sustainable home for a ceramic artist on the edge of a Scottish lake.

Lochside House. Image © Richard Fraser Lochside House. Image © Richard Fraser Lochside House. Image © Richard Fraser Lochside House. Image © Richard Fraser + 9