FCBStudios have been named Refurbishment Architect of the Year at the Building Design Architect of the Year Awards 2022, where we were also distinguished by being shortlisted in the Education and Higher Education categories.
The award is a real acknowledgment of our skill and expertise in conservation, heritage and retrofit, working with existing buildings, including, in recent years Bath Abbey, Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre and Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Theatre which were the highlighted schemes in our submission this year.
Chair of the judging panel Thomas Lane said: "the refurbishment category was particularly hotly contested which is good to see as reusing decent existing buildings needs to become the norm rather than an exception.”
Retaining, retro-fitting and intensifying the use of existing buildings is a key means to tackle the climate emergency, whilst enhancing historical character and social and economic capital. We consider that conservation and design are inseparable and that the re-use of buildings is an integral part of creating sustainable architecture.