No less than half of the buildings shortlisted for this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize have university clients!
See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44875398 for more details.
Commenting, HEDQF Chair Julian Robinson said, “This is simply unprecedented and demonstrates universities are one of the most important patrons of the best architecture in the UK.” He noted that all three universities are long term members of HEDQF and have track records of achieving high quality design in their estates.
Dr. Ghazwa Alwani – Starr, Director of Property at the University of London, HEDQF Trustee and former Director of Estates at the University of Roehampton said: “I am delighted that the projects at Roehampton have been recognised for their design excellence. As a team, our aim was to create buildings and landscapes that our students and staff loved. To achieve this we prioritised careful selection of the teams we worked with, design quality and construction materials; simple as it sounds, the rest just followed.”