Awards recognise Fitzrovia architects and buildings

By Angela Lovely

School children in grounds of school

Fitzrovia architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios won an award from RIBA for their design of the Chelsea Academy. Photo: Tim Crocker.

Fitzrovia-based architects practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios received a  prize in this year's Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards for their design for a school in Chelsea. The Chelsea Academy was also recognised in the Building Awards 2011 Public Building Project of the Year. In Fitzrovia, buildings at Fitzroy Street and Maple Place won a RIBA award for Duggan Morris Architects for their office refurbishment for client Derwent London.

RIBA Awards for architectural excellence were announced on 19 May and presented to 97 buildings in the UK and Europe (89 in the UK and 8 in the rest of the EU). The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the building of the year will be drawn from the 97 RIBA Award winners.

RIBA President Ruth Reed said: “For 46 years the RIBA Awards have reflected the health of British architecture. This year’s winners show that in spite of a terrible worldwide recession, many exceptional buildings have been, and continue to be, built in the UK and overseas. Winning projects demonstrate that even in constrained times committed clients working with talented architects can achieve architectural excellence.

“These well-designed buildings will add huge value to the lives, prosperity, health and pride of their owners, users and communities and I am delighted with year’s selection. We are promised an interesting RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist,” she said.

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