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AJ Retrofit Awards 2018: deadline extended

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You’ve now got until 25 May to enter the prestigious AJ Retrofit Awards

The AJ Retrofit Awards celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs and improves the life of the built environment.

Last year the awards honoured schemes by Hawkins\Brown, AHMM and Duggan Morris Architects, while Acanthus Clews’ ’counter-intuitive but brilliant’ reworking of a community hall in a historic Cotswolds village was named AJ Retrofit of the Year (see all the category winners below).

The awards span 10 categories including housing, cultural and heritage buildings.

An awards dinner will be held at The Brewery London on 12 September.

Why should you enter the AJ Retrofit Awards?

  1. Show you are at the forefront of this market. Demonstrate the excellence of your design business and prove to clients new and existing that you are an industry leader
  2. Increase your PR exposure. Benefit from coverage in the AJ in print and online
  3. Build customer trust. Benchmark your retrofitting performance against your competitors and showcase your work on a national stage

Click here to enter

Entry deadline: 25 May 2018

Need help with your entry? Contact our award entry specialist Jean-Philippe on 020 3953 2682 or email Jean-Philippe.LeCoq@emap.com

AJ Retrofit Awards 2018 category sponsor

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2017 winners in full

Retrofit of the year

Warwick Hall Community Centre, Acanthus Clews Architects


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Photo by Andy Marshall


Cultural Building of the Year

The Design Museum by OMA with Allies and Morrison and John Pawson

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Photo by Nick Guttridge


Health and Wellbeing Building of the Year

Fortius Diagnostics Clinic by tp bennett

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Photo by Hufton + Crow


Higher and Further Education Building of the Year

The Bartlett School of Architecture by Hawkins\Brown

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Photo by Jack Hobhouse


House of the Year: under £250,000

Sun Rain Rooms by Tonkin Liu

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Photo by Edmund Sumner


House of the Year: under £500,000

Brook House Studio by Field Architecture 

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Photo by Will Pryce


House of the Year: over £500,000

Kew House by McLaren.Excell

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Kew House by McLaren.Excell

Source: Simone Bossi

Kew House by McLaren.Excell


Housing of the Year: under £5 million

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Photo courtesy of HÛT


Housing of the Year: over £5 million

103-109 Wardour Street by Sheppard Robson

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Photo by Hufton + Crow


International Building of the Year

Duke University West Campus Union by Grimshaw

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Photo by James Ewing


Leisure Building of the Year

Oldham Town Hall by BDP

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Photo by Paul Karalius


Listed Building of the Year: under £5 million

Warwick Hall Community Centre by Acanthus Clews Architects

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Photo by Andy Marshall


Listed Building of the Year: over £5 million

The Loom by Duggan Morris Architects

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Photo by Jack Hobhouse


Office of the Year: under 2,000m²

10 Lower James Street by Hale Brown Architects

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Photo courtesy of Hale Brown Architects


Office of the Year: 2,000-10,000m²

The David Attenborough Building by Nicholas Hare Architects

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Photo by Alan Williams Photography


Office of the Year: over 10,000m²

New Scotland Yard by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

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Photo by Tim Soar


Retail Building of the Year

Unicorn Grocery by Loop Systems

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Photo courtesy of Loop Systems


School Building of the Year

Smythe Library Tonbridge School by BDP

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Photo by Hufton + Crow


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