We have returned from a fantastic evening at the RIBA Suffolk design awards where we walked away with 3 awards. Many Contractors and Consultants across the construction industry came suited and booted for the superb annual dinner and awards evening.
Our very own Architect Pippa plays an active role in RIBA Suffolk, presenting the design awards each year. She described the experience of presenting and receiving awards as ‘a touch embarrassing.’ RIBA Suffolk is the Suffolk Branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects. They champion understanding, appreciation and promotion of Architecture through invitations to lectures, tours, and seminars.
We won a Craftsmanship Commendation for our Grade II Listed house extension in Aldeburgh for the brickwork, please see the photos above showing 2 post completion photographs.
The versatile, skilled and respected Architect Oliver Hill originally designed this house back in the 1920’s. With a homely, arts and crafts architectural style, the brickwork was originally limewashed. The project for us involved demolishing the 20th Century extension and rebuilding as 2 storeys identical to and merging seamlessly with the original house’s construction. This was achieved through various brick facework repairs and a high standard of workmanship throughout.
Our 2 Design Commendations
We received 2 Design Commendations, 1 of which was for a Listed Suffolk Farmhouse extension:
The second design commendation was for the Red Rose Chain’s Avenue Theatre at Gippeswyk Hall in Ipswich where we worked in collaboration with Charles Curry-Hyde LLP:
The new theatre was designed to reflect some traditional Suffolk barn structures that would have originally been there in the 16th Century. We thrive in undertaking unique heritage projects and this is no exception. A good night was had by all.