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RIBA Yorkshire hands out White Rose design awards

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Stanton Williams, Feilden Clegg Bradley and Wales Wales and Rawson are the three winners of this year's Yorkshire White Rose Awards for Design Excellence.

Stanton Williams won an award - at last night's event - for the Whitby Abbey Visitor Centre and Feilden Clegg Bradley was rewarded for the muchpraised arts space, Persistence Works in Sheffield.

'This scheme, ' the judges said on Feilden Clegg Bradley's project, 'is a collaboration of architect and artist at its best. An energetic and enthusiastic client, the Yorkshire Artspace Society, made the project possible and the architects responded to their difficult brief with panache and style.'

This was the second year the judges have handed out awards specifically aimed at small practices.

And it was in this category that Wales Wales and Rawson won a White Rose prize for its design of Grassington Bus Shelter in north Yorkshire.

The judges - including RIBA Yorkshire's vicechair Derek Cottrell and RIBA East Midlands chair Steve Major - visited the 10 shortlisted buildings in one intense two-day period. They also highly commended two other schemes.

Terry Farrell & Partners was highly commended for The Deep in Hull, while Sheffield-based Price Tomlinson Architects won a special small project commendation for its work on a home extension.

'This could have been the ubiquitous conservatory, ' the judges said. 'Instead it is the expansion of the house and an extension of the householders' lives. New and old, inside and outside, house and garden are now balanced in to a whole.'

Three more projects won commendations.

York-based Moray Mackay Architect was praised for its Carleshead Farm in Sicklington, while another commendation was handed to Bradford's Challenge College, designed by local authority architect Design Services. Carey Jones Architects was also commended for its Princes Exchange, in Leeds.

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