By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


Nicholas Hare wins LSC Excellence Award for college

Nicholas Hare Architects’ ‘beautifully executed’ Joseph Chamberlain College in Birmingham has won this year’s RIBA/LSC Further Education Building Design Excellence Award

The scheme was hailed by the judges as an ‘exemplar in the making for the Building Colleges for the Future programme’ after being named overall winner in the prestigious annual contest, which is backed by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), the RIBA and the AJ.

Architectural judge John Walker, of the Learning and Skills Sector Forum and director of Walker Simpson Architects, said: ‘[The college] is a beautifully executed project with a delightful balance of spatial form and material specification.’

The Sustainability Award went to The Tooley & Foster Partnership’s National Skills Academy for Financial Services – a ‘bold and refined’ revamp of a Victorian school in East London, which was also highly commended for its imaginative reuse of an existing building.

Taylor Young’s Kendal College in Cumbria was named runner-up in the sustainability category.

Hawkins\Brown’s Highfields Automotive and Engineering Centre in Nottingham was highly commended in the employer engagement category, while Archial Architects’ Middlesbrough College and Bond Bryan’s York College were highly commended in the large-scale, cross-curriculum colleges category.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Related Jobs

Sign in to see the latest jobs relevant to you!

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters