rhp wins RIBA East Conservation Architect Award 2016

We are delighted to announce our refurbishment of the Cripps Building at St John's College, Cambridge has been recognised at the RIBA East Awards.

From the 12 regional award winners, a number of special awards were also announced, including Conservation Architect of the Year to rhp.

The Cripps Building at St John’s College designed by Powell & Moya opened in 1967 and provides 199 undergraduate study bedrooms and nine apartments for fellows. State-of-the-art when first constructed, the building had gradually deteriorated so the challenge of bringing the accommodation up to today’s standards was started by rhp in 2007. In recognising rhp's work the judging panel noted:

'...the attention to detail of rhp and their team has delivered an object lesson in how to maintain and conserve these classic projects from the 1960s and 1970s. The jury had no hesitation in awarding this project the RIBA East Conservation Award.'

Winners of the RIBA East Awards will go forward as contenders for the RIBA National Awards, the winners of which will be announced on 23 June 2016. Winners of RIBA National Awards are then considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize, announced in October.

Speaking today, RIBA East Chairman Nicolas Tye said:

'The RIBA East Awards are a fantastic celebration of the inspiring architecture that the region has to offer. The diversity of these projects and the extraordinary quality of the 25 schemes that were shortlisted says a lot for the creativity and skill of the current generation of architects here in the UK.'

Read the full RIBA press release.

Thank you to RIBA East and St John's College and congratulations to all of last nights nominees and winners.

rhp wins RIBA East Conservation Architect Award 2016
RIBA East Awards 2016
rhp wins RIBA East Conservation Architect Award 2016
The Cripps' Building, St John's College