RIBA South Awards 2015

Photos courtesy of Jon Stockham from Apple Photography.

Last night we were part of the team who won 2 RIBA awards – RIBA South and RIBA South Conservation. The project could still get a Sterling Prize as well!

The RIBA awards were for a stately home project that we worked on near Reading, Berkshire. The buildings were originally designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens (http://www.lutyenstrust.org.uk) with gardens designed by Gertrude Jeykll, and the clients wanted to restore the whole site to the original designs where possible or known.

John and the team originally worked on this project as Pentangle Consulting Engineers, and later as Cityzen LLP.

Our role was mixed throughout the project and included:

– providing initial CAD drawings of the site and its many buildings for  Frances and Michael Edwards Architects;

– working with the specialist designers (interiors, lighting and gardens) and construction stage architects (Moxley Architects) to ensure that each element coordinated with the many others and the architecture;

– providing mechanical and electrical engineering design expertise, as the building services had to be designed around the Grade I Listed nature of the building;

– assessing the project at various points for sustainability and ensuring its energy use was appropriate – we even arranged for new utilities to be routed to the site to provide for the many buildings brought back into modern use.

Read more about the history of the buildings and gardens: http://list.historicengland.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1000585

The Double RIBA award winning team (photo courtesy of Jon Stockham from Apple Photography)[/caption]

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