University of Warwick’s Faculty of Arts Building is one of 30 projects to be awarded an RIBA National Award in 2023 – from the 138 regional awards announced last month.
In the Regional awards, the project was named West Midlands Building of the Year, with the judges saying “The combination of the client’s ambitions to create a new model of working for the faculty, and the architect’s creativity in articulating this ambition through a holistic design approach, has resulted in a delightful building with a series of engaging spaces that are both inviting and flexible, enabling collaboration, creativity and innovation."
Commenting on the award, Vice-Provost and Chair of the Faculty of Arts, Rachel Moseley, said: “It’s a huge honour for our beautiful new home in the Faculty of Arts building to be recognised at a national level at the RIBA awards. The building is designed to encourage collaborative working and to inspire creative learning and research across and between disciplines. It's already become a much-loved space for students and colleagues from across the University. The building underlines our deep commitment to the arts and humanities at Warwick – we've invested over £100m in the FAB and improving our world-class arts centre.”
The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK in recognition of their significant contributions to architecture, and judged by a team of professional and lay judges. The Winning projects then go on to form the longlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the highest accolade to be given to a building in the UK.
The full list of RIBA National Award winning buildings can be viewed here.