St George's Primary makes RIBA shortlist!
We are very pleased to announce that St George’s Primary school in Kidderminster has been shortlisted for the 2013 RIBA Awards! The project is one of 12 from the West Midlands region that have been selected by an official shortlisting panel. Well done to Ian and the rest of the project team!
SSA Spring Series
Phil will be giving a talk on some of our recent work as part the Shropshire Society of Architects Spring lecture series. Everyone welcome!
The Centre, Oswestry: Official Opening!
This weekend saw the official opening of The Centre, Oswestry! Phil, Jacqui and Hannah were there to see Keith Barrow and Vince Hunt open the new building, which instantly sprung to life with a packed programme of graffiti art, bmx stunts, drumming, singing, dancing and more! We hope the building continues to be a fun and safe place for the young people of Oswestry for many more years to come. Click here to see loads more photos.
The kids have arrived!
The new school term is here and the pupils have excitedly moved in to the new St George’s Primary School building – lots of pictures can be found here .
Latest from St Georges Primary
Last week phase one internals were handed over at St Georges Primary, Kidderminster. The staff are presently busy moving in to the new building over the summer holidays. Take a look here for some recent pics.
'Birmingham Made Me' exhibition opening
Last night saw the very successful launch of the ‘Friends of the School of Architecture’ exhibition, part of the ‘Birmingham Made Me’ Expo. Phil is pictured beside the Howl Associates display with Kevin Singh, Head of the Birmingham School of Architecture.
Wyre Forest Crematorium wins RIBA Architecture WM Award!
We all had a fantastic time last night at the Midlands RIBA awards, made even better by the fact that the Wyre Forest Crematorium took home a RIBA Architecture WM award!
The judges were very complimentary about the project, saying “The degree of architectural ambition here is highly unusual, producing a distinctive, original response to a particularly testing challenge in form-as-function. A complex and ambitious composition has created spaces that have real serenity and gravitas. The slatted cedar soffits work well to unify the sequence of spaces both externally and internally. Great care has been taken with defining high level clerestory light, particularly around the wedge-shaped chapel. With thought and consideration the architect leaves us with a building that stands scrutiny from all sides.”
Huge congratulations to Phil, Stuart, Ian and the rest of the project team for all of their hard work.
Howl Associates make shortlist for RIBA Awards 2012...twice!
We are very excited to share with you the news that we have TWO projects on the shortlist for the prestigious RIBA awards 2012! The Wyre Forest Crematorium and Evesham Nursery were visited by shortlisting judges last month, with the winner to be announced at a ceremony on the 20th June in Leicester.
Olympic Flame comes through Kidderminster
We took a little break this afternoon and headed down the road to see the Olympic torch arrive on the Severn Valley Railway into Kidderminster.
Wyre Forest Crematorium shortlisted for LABC awards
More award news! Our Wyre Forest Crematorium has been shortlisted in the Best Community Building category of the West of England LABC Building Excellence Awards, due to be held on the 21st June in Bristol. Take a look at some images of the building here.