Thursday, 25 July 2019

Awards

Our projects have achieved and been shortlisted for many awards recognising outstanding environmental initiative and advanced business performance. Skelly & Couch was named one of the UK construction industry's Top 50 employers for the third year running in Building Magazine's Good Employer Guide 2017

NEWS LATEST: Wood wonders! Three of our projects - the Cambridge Mosque, Battersea Arts Centre and the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre at the Perse School - have been shortlisted for the 2019 Wood Awards!

The Weston, Yorkshire Sculpture Park has been shortlisted for the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 8th October 2019 at the Roundhouse in London.

Skelly & Couch projects have been shortlisted for four 2019 AJ Retrofit Awards! The winners will be announced at The Brewery in London on 11 September. The AJ Retrofit Award finalists are: The Opera Terrace, Covent Garden (Eric Parry Architects), shortlisted in two categories - Hotel, Retail and Leisure and Listed Building £5 million and over; Preston Bus Station Refurbishment (John Puttick Associates) in the Listed Building category; and The King's School Canterbury, Mitchinson's House (Walters & Cohen) as the top refurbished school.

2019 RIBA National Awards have been awarded to The Weston (Feilden Fowles), Battersea Arts Centre (Haworth Tompkins), Preston Bus Station (John Puttick Associates) and The Perse School Performing Arts Centre (Haworth Tompkins).

Battersea Arts Centre claimed glory being awarded two 2019 RIBA London Awards including Client of the Year and a RIBA Regional Award.

The Weston at Yorkshire Sculpture Park has triumphed winning three 2019 RIBA Yorkshire Awards including a RIBA Regional Award, Client of the Year (Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and Building of the Year Award.

The Perse School Cambridge Performing Arts Centre has won a 2019 RIBA East Award.

Preston Bus Station wins 2019 RIBA North West Awards hat trick: it won Regional Award, Client of the Year (Lancashire County Council) and Conservation Award.

Kingsdown House (Haworth Tompkins) at the King's School, Canterbury has won no fewer than three 2019 Canterbury Society Design Awards: Overall Winner; New Building in a Conservation Area; and best Refurbishment. 

The Canterbury Society judges said: "It is an exemplary and intelligent project on all fronts: the elegant and sensitive refurbishment of historic buildings, the scale and form of the new boarding wing, quality detailing throughout, the transparent connections between new and old, and the exquisite landscaping. It is our clear overall winner".

Battersea Arts Centre is named winner of The Stage Theatre Building of the Year Award 2019. The Bridge Theatre (Haworth Tompkins) is a Cultural Project of the Year finalist in the AJ Architecture Awards 2018. City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool, Ashstead, by Hawkins\Brown has scored a triple hit: it won Education Project of the Year in the 2018 Structural Timber Awards (structural engineers Eckersley O'Callaghan) and it was voted winner of the 2018 Alternative Stirling Prize!

City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool was also Highly Commended in the Wood Awards 2018 for Education & Public Sector and Structural prizes.

Skelly & Couch was an Engineering Consultancy of the Year finalist in the 2018 Building Awards.

Chadwick Hall (Henley Halebrown) at the University of Roehampton is a 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize finalist. The acclaimed student housing is one of a trio of university-backed projects among the six buildings shortlisted for architecture's most coveted prize. The judges' citation said: "This is a good example of timeless architecture. It is inspiring while remaining simple".

City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool, Ashstead, by Hawkins\Brown and Chadwick Hall (Henley Halebrown) at the University of Roehampton have both won 2018 RIBA National Awards. RIBA judges referred to "the expertly-designed student accommodation of Chadwick Hall, London, built cleverly between a listed building and modernist flats and on an extremely low budget".

City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool, Ashstead, by Hawkins\Brown has won many other plaudits and is one of only five projects to win 2018 RIBA South East Awards.The inspiring project won two special prizes: the RIBA South East Sustainability Award and Client of the Year. Judges commented: "Quality is high throughout, with the M&E virtually invisible within the main pool space, which is no mean feat":
* Wood Awards 2018 - Commercial and Leisure - Shortlisted
* Structural Timber Awards 2018 - Education Project of the Year - Shortlisted
* Construction News Awards 2018 - Project of the Year (Under £15m) - Highly commended
* BD Architect of the Year Awards 2018 - Public Building Architect of the Year - Shortlisted

The Bridge Theatre (Haworth Tompkins) and Chadwick Hall (Henley Halebrown) at the University of Roehampton have both won 2018 RIBA London Awards. The Bridge Theatre was also Theatre Building of the Year in the 2018 Stage Awards and has been shortlisted for the AJ Cultural Building of the Year.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has recognised Command of the Oceans (Historic Dockyard Chatham) with both the Best Tourism and Leisure Award (South East) and Best Project (South East). The Bridge Theatre (Haworth Tompkins) was winner of the Design Through Innovation RICS Award.

Command of the Oceans and Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre were among 18 Civic Trust Award international winners for 2018 and Kingsdown House earned a Civic Trust AABC Conservation Commendation.

Skelly & Couch was named an M&E Champion with five other contenders in the BREEAM Awards 2018.

Bush Theatre, Chadwick Hall, Command of the Oceans: The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Highgate Junior School, King's School Canterbury- Kingsdown House and Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat were all selected as 2018 Civic Trust Award finalists. Bush Theatre and Vajrasana were also shortlisted for the Selwyn Goldsmith Award.

To top it all, Paradise Gardens and Vajrasana were named respectively as Housing Project of the Year and Community & Faith Project of the Year in the inaugural AJ Architecture Awards 2017.

Although our projects have often been selected for the long list, for the first time a Skelly & Couch project was a contender for the Stirling Prize 2017. Command of the Oceans: The Historic Dockyard Chatham was described by the judges 'as a champion for progressive conservation, inventive reuse and adaptation of existing fabric'.

Skelly & Couch successfully contributed to no fewer than three 2017 RIBA National Award-winning projects. The awards hat trick was achieved from among 49 winners across the UK. The acclaimed projects are Command of the Oceans: The Historic Dockyard Chatham (Baynes and Mitchell), Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat (Walters & Cohen) and Paradise Gardens (Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands). 

Skelly & Couch projects have won five 2017 RIBA Regional Awards. Highgate Junior School has won a 2017 RIBA London Award and is an AJ100 Building of the Year finalist. 

Command of the Oceans: The Historic Dockyard Chatham won a hat trick of three RIBA South East Awards, including a special Conservation Award and Building of the Year.

Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat in Suffolk wins a 2017 RIBA East Award.

Skelly & Couch successfully contributed to three projects shortlisted for the 2017 RIBA South East AwardsCommand of the Oceans: The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kingsdown House, King's School Canterbury and Brighton College Music School.

The new Music School at Brighton College has won a 2017 Civic Trust Award (Commendation) and a ‘Public and Community’ Award from the Sussex Heritage Trust.

For the second consecutive year, building environment and services engineering firm Skelly & Couch has earned a top 50 ranking in Building magazine’s Good Employer Guide 2016, the annual survey which asks workers in the UK construction industry to rate their employers across several factors.

Command of the Oceans, a major project for Historic Dockyard Chatham has been shortlisted as Public Sector Project of the Year in both the Offsite Construction Awards 2016 and the Kent Design and Development Awards, and is a Regional Finalist in the 2017 AABC Civic Trust Awards.

A new quad for New College, Oxford (David Kohn Architects) and the redevelopment of Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre (Walters and Cohen) in Suffolk have been shortlisted for awards at the World Architecture Festival 2016. Winners will be announced at the festival, the largest international gathering of architects, taking place in Berlin this November.

Chichester Festival Theatre is a finalist in the International Architecture Awards, the most extensive global architecture awards programme in the world, with 43 nations represented.

Richmond Adult Community College (Duggan Morris Architects) wins a 2016 Civic Trust Commendation, is shortlisted for a 2016 RIBA London Award and an AJ Retrofit Award, and is a finalist for a 2016 British Construction Industry (BCI) Award.

ARK Putney Academy is shortlisted for a 2016 AJ Retrofit Award.

Skelly & Couch was one of three finalists for the 2016 Consultancy and Engineering Award for Best UK Business Performance (Small Business).

Skelly & Couch named as one of the UK construction industry's top 50 employers in Building magazine's Good Employer Guide 2015.

2015 Art & Christianity/RIBA Awards - Kingston Quaker Centre has won the award for Religious Architecture.

2015 Brick Awards - Richmond Adult Community College (Duggan Morris Architects) has won two categories: Best Education Building and Best Refurbishment project.

Skelly & Couch co-founder Dr Mark Skelly is awarded the 2015 Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Construction and Building Services Division Prize.

2015 Structural Awards – Alfriston School Swimming Pool awarded a Commendation in the Education or Healthcare Structures category.

2016 CIBSE Building Performance Awards - Chichester Festival Theatre shortlisted as Project of the Year - Leisure

2015 RIBA National Awards - Alfriston School Swimming Pool (Duggan Morris Architects) has won a RIBA National Award. 

2015 British Construction Awards (BCIA) – Alfriston School Swimming Pool (Duggan Morris Architects) has been shortlisted for Building Project of the Year (up to £10 million). Another Duggan Morris Architects/Skelly & Couch collaboration, ORTUS learning and events centre in Camberwell, south London, won the award last year.

Skelly & Couch won the 2015 Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Excellence Award for Building Services (companies with up to 250 employees). The innovative, multidisciplinary firm was also Highly Commended for the Project Design Award, which it won in 2014, for its inventive design solutions at Brighton College Music and Drama SchoolAlfriston School Swimming Pool and Chichester Festival Theatre.

2015 RIBA Awards – Skelly & Couch projects have won no fewer than nine 2015 RIBA Regional Awards and shortlisted for two - a record for the innovative building environment engineering company: Alfriston Pool (Duggan Morris Architects) - winner of two RIBA South Awards; Chichester Festival Theatre (Stirling Prize-winners Haworth Tompkins) - winner of five RIBA South East Awards; Donmar Warehouse Dryden Street (Haworth Tompkins) - RIBA London award winner; Hampstead house Fitzroy Park (Stanton Williams) - RIBA London award winner; Caryl Churchill Theatre Royal Holloway (Foster Wilson Architects) - RIBA South East-shortlisted;  and Scape Ravensbourne (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris), a new student accommodation building on the Greenwich Peninsula, shortlisted for a RIBA London Award. 

2015 Civic Trust Awards – Commendations have been awarded to Chichester Festival Theatre (Stirling Prize-winners Haworth Tompkins) and Alfriston Pool (Duggan Morris Architects).

2015 Building Awards – ORTUS learning and events centre in Camberwell (Duggan Morris Architects) is a double finalist in the Project of the Year and Sustainability Project of the Year categories; another DMA project, Alfriston Pool, is shortlisted for the Small Project of the Year award.

The flagship Low Carbon Workplace Partnership project Mansel Court has been shortlisted as Retrofit Project of the Year category in the 2015 H&V News Awards.

RIBA Stirling Prize winner Haworth Tompkins named Building Design's 2014 Architect of the Year, as well as Refurbishment Architect and Public Building Architect for their body of work. Skelly & Couch has collaborated with Haworth Tompkins on a plethora of projects, including Chichester Festival Theatre, described by BD as "a subtle yet spirited reinvention of a revered Modernist icon". See Haworth Tompkins' Winning Year

Haworth Tompkins' award for Refurbishment Architect was won partly for its work - with Skelly & Couch - on the 19th century Donmar Warehouse Dryden Street, London.

2014 Wood Awards - Alfriston Pool (Duggan Morris Architects) wins Structural prize for its spectacular, geometrically folded timber roof and is described by judges as 'structure and architecture united'. 

2014 The Building Better Healthcare Awards - ORTUS learning and events centre in Camberwell, south London (Duggan Morris Architects) scoops both the Grand Prix Design Award and the Award for Best Mental Health Design.

2014 British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) - ORTUS learning and events centre wins Building Project of the Year Award (up to £10 million), beating six other finalists, including another Duggan Morris Architects/Skelly & Couch collaboration, Mansel Court in Wimbledon. 

2014 Schueco Excellence Awards for Design & Innovation - ORTUS learning and events centre (Duggan Morris Architects) wins best building in the Health category and the overall Special Award. 

2014 RIBA National Awards - ORTUS learning and events centre in Camberwell (Duggan Morris Architects) and Drapers' Academy, Romford (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios) have won the coveted awards.

2014 Project Design ACE* Engineering Excellence Award (companies with up to 250 employees) to SKELLY & COUCH for ORTUS learning and events centre in Camberwell; Mansel Court in Wimbledon; and Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. *Association for Consultancy and Engineering.

2014 RIBA London Awards – Skelly & Couch projects have won no fewer than four RIBA London awards from a shortlist of seven developments benefiting from the firm’s building environment engineering expertise. The winning projects are:

The Arts Centre at the Lady Eleanor Holles School in Middlesex (Walters & Cohen Architects); ORTUS learning and events centre in Camberwell (Duggan Morris Architects); Oily Cart children's theatre in Tooting (Hawkins\Brown); and Drapers' Academy, Romford (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios).

High House Artists' Studios in Purfleet, Essex, designed by HAT Projects, has won a RIBA East Award. Skelly & Couch devised and developed a sustainable strategy of lighting, natural ventilation, low water consumption and power monitoring at the new-build development of affordable artists' studios.

2013 RIBA National Award winner - Jerwood Art Gallery (HAT Projects).

RIBA Regional Awards for Ryde School and Waingels College.

2014 ACE Engineering Excellence Awards – **ORTUS learning and events centre shortlisted for two awards**: Building Services and Project Design.

Finalist in 2012 ACE Building Services Category - The New Quarantine House, Kew

Housing Design 2014 Awards - Scape Student Housing in Greenwich has been shortlisted for a Housing Design Award.

Civic Trust Awards 2014 - ORTUS learning and events centre and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre both win awards. Previous Civic Trust Awards for Yaa Asantewaa, Jerwood Art Gallery, Drapers’ Academy

RICS South East Awards 2014 - Jerwood Gallery shortlisted in three categories: Community Benefit, Regeneration, Tourism & Leisure.

Brick Awards 2013 - ORTUS learning and events centre is Best Education Building and is voted Supreme Winner.

The Telegraph – ORTUS learning and events centre voted a top five building for 2013; architects Duggan Morris named 2013 Public Building Architect of the Year.

The British Council for Offices - 2011 Innovation Award, National Winner, Electric Works

British Centre for Science Education (BCSE) - Winner of ‘Excellence in Design For Teaching & Learning Environments’: Refurbishment (small scale), Primary and Secondary, For Towers Junior School, Elm Park and Hylands Primary Schools and Waingels College.

Sustain Magazine Awards – Waingels College Shortlisted

Building Awards - Shortlisted for ‘Best New Firm’ 2009

The London Workplace Cycle Challenge - Winner of the Small Firm Category