The shortlists for the RIBA Special Awards, which will be presented at the Stirling Prize dinner, in association with the AJ, on Saturday 14 October, have been announced.
All shortlisted projects are drawn from schemes that received RIBA awards in June 2006. To see more about the projects, visit www. ajplus. co. uk/riba2006
RIBA ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND CLIENT OF THE YEAR
The RIBA Arts Council England Client of the Year Award honours the key role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.
Queen Mary University of London, for the Blizard Building (Alsop Design & Amec Design + Management) and Lock-keepers Graduate Centre (Surface Architects);
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for its programme of masterplanning and new building, including the Davies Alpine House (Wilkinson Eyre Architects);
Maggie's Centres, for the Maggie's Highland Centre (Page and Park Architects); and
The National Gallery, for its programme of works, including the East Wing and Central Portico Phase One (Dixon Jones with Purcell Miller Tritton).
CROWN ESTATE CONSERVATION AWARD
The Crown Estate Conservation Award is presented to the best work of conservation that demonstrates the successful restoration and/or adaptation of an architecturally significant building.
Christ Church Spitalfields, by Purcell Miller Tritton in association with William Whitfield and Partners;
National Gallery London East Wing and Central Portico Phase One, by Dixon Jones;
Pinions Barn, by Simon Conder Associates;
Harbour Meadow, by Avanti Architects; and
The Egg, by Haworth Tompkins.
RIBA SUSTAINABILITY AWARD, SPONSORED BY ENGLISH PARTNERSHIPS
The RIBA Sustainability Award is for the building which best shows the principles of sustainable architecture.
The ARC, Hull, by Niall McLaughlin Architects;
National Assembly for Wales, by Richard Rogers Partnership;
Heelis, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects; and
UCL - School of Slavonic and East European Studies, by Short and Associates.
RIBA INCLUSIVE DESIGN AWARD, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CENTRE FOR ACCESSIBLE ENVIRONMENTS AND NICHOLLS & CLARKE
The RIBA Inclusive Design Award celebrates inclusiveness in building design.
Holly Barn, by Knox Bhavan Architects;
Idea Store Whitechapel, by Adjaye/Associates;
Evelina Children's Hospital, by Hopkins Architects;
National Gallery London East Wing and Central Portico Phase One, by Dixon Jones with Purcell Miller Tritton; and
The Egg, by Haworth Tompkins Architects.
STEPHEN LAWRENCE PRIZE
The Stephen Lawrence Prize is sponsored by the Goldschmied Trust and rewards the best examples of projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million.
Broughton Hall Pavilion, by Hopkins Architects;
Lock-keeper's Graduate Centre, by Surface Architects;
The Davies Alpine House, by Wilkinson Eyre Architects;
Pinions Barn, by Simon Conder Associates; and
Wrap House, by Alison Brooks Architects.
The shortlist for the Manser Medal, sponsored by Robin Ellis, will be revealed in next week's AJ.