The GAI Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards reward excellence in an important and often difficult field. On the following pages, we outline the best schemes
Getting the ironmongery right on a building is an important and difficult task. The correct specification and correct product can result in a magnificent solution.Make a mistake and there will be dissatisfaction and complaints from day one.
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers runs its Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards every two years, partly to recognise the importance of architects working with a skilled architectural ironmonger, but equally to recognise the value that a sensitive architect brings to this relationship. For both these reasons, The Architects' Journal is delighted to be associated with the awards this year, with this supplement featuring the winning and commended schemes.
The seriousness with which the GAI takes the awards is reflected in the judging process. First, all projects are assessed by at least two regional assessors: an architect nominated by the RIBA; and a nominee of GAI. These assessors produce written reports which are sent to the national judges who select the winners and commended schemes on the basis of these reports.
Keith Moss, chairman Keith Snook, director of practice, RIBA Paul Finch, editorial director, The Architects' Journal Tom Willis, GAI Keith Maer, GAI
REGIONAL JUDGES SCOTLAND Gordon Davies, RIAS Colin Brown, GAI
JERSEY Paul Harding, BDK Architects Shaun Berry, Island Lock & Safe
NORTH WEST Peter Trebilcock, AMEC Design Don Lund, Architectural Hardware Consultants
SOUTHERN Robin Haddow, The Haddow Partnership Gus Alexander, RIBA Estelle Adams, Ize LONDON, OUTER James Engel, Spaced Out Garry Summerfield, Dorma Door Controls
YORKSHIRE Tent Dean, RIBA Tom Brown, GAI
NORTH EAST John Burns, MacKeller Schwerdt Partnership Jim Rynn, Lloyd Worrall
WESSEX Skip Belton, president RSAW Peter Kent, chair Wessex RIBA Peter Hicks, Royde & Tucker Andy Harker, Kaba (UK)
EAST AND WEST MIDLANDS David Brown, RIBA John Lee, GAI
SOUTH EAST Donal Hutchinson, Hutchinson Design Associates Ian Stewart, Lloyd Worrall (London)
NORTHERN IRELAND T Norman Hutchinson, Kennedy FitzGerald & Associates David Gowdy, Macnaughton Blair