RIBA AWARDS - CLIENT OF THE YEAR
WINNER: DERWENT LONDON Derwent wins this award for commissioning established and up-and-coming architects to deliver a mix of refurbished and new-built offices all over London, including the RIBA Award-winning Broadwick Street building by Richard Rogers Partnership in 2003; the Davidson Building in Covent Garden by Lifschutz Davidson in 2004; and Dorset Square by John McAslan + Partners in 2007.
COMMENDED: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM The Royal Air Force Museum has commissioned two major projects in recent years: the 2007 RIBA Award-winning Cold War Museum at RAF Cosford, Shropshire, by Feilden Clegg Bradley, who also designed the Milestones of Flight Museum at the RAF Museum at Hendon, north-west London, which was shortlisted for a RIBA Award in 2004.
COMMENDED: THE BARBICAN For the work done by AHMM not only in upgrading and renewing the original fabric of the centre but also in making sense of a notoriously difficult space for people to find their way around.
COMMENDED: THE CROWN ESTATE The Crown Estate was nominated for its good work over the past 20 years, culminating in the 2007 RIBA National Award-winning Savill building in Windsor Great Park, by Glenn Howells Architects. For 10 years, head of retail portfolio David Shaw has promoted good architecture taking a lead from chief executive Roger Bright.
COMMENDED: THE ROUNDHOUSE The refurbishment of this remarkable former engine shed was carried out by the Norman Trust. Torquil Norman saw the project through from beginning to end, restoring a major venue to the London scene and home for two successive Stirling Prize presentations in 2006 and 2007.