London-based Studio E Architects has won the internationally prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development
The practice becomes only the second practice to win the environmental category award (Eco Arc landed it in 2006) and only the fourth architect ever to receive a Queen’s Award in the accolade’s 17 year history (Benoy received it in 2008 and Chapman Taylor in 2009).
David Lloyd Jones, director, said: ‘The Queen’s Award is a fantastic achievement. The judging is extremely rigorous and wide ranging; we are not just competing against our peers but commercial enterprises of all kinds across the United Kingdom; and it gives us recognition for the very thing that we set up the practice to do: address sustainability in all its aspects while creating elegant architecture and life enhancing settings.
He added: ‘The Award will give great satisfaction to members of the practice who daily struggle to make measurable and lasting environmental improvements in a climate of strictures and scepticism.
‘It is fitting that, in the year of our fifteenth anniversary with a track record in building projects and research for all to see, we have been accorded this very special accolade.’
Read the full list of this year’s award winners here.