Following a record 324 entries to this year's Brick Awards, a rigorous first round of judging has produced an impressive shortlist of projects, revealed on Thursday 27th July by The Brick Development Association.
The Awards celebrate exemplary brick architecture across 14 categories, welcoming particular interest in residential developments of all sizes, commercial, education, public building, urban regeneration and refurbishment.
Head Judge, Joe Morris of Duggan Morris Architects, was impressed by this year’s entrants –
“This is the fourth year I have been judging these important awards, and my first as head judge. Year on year during this time, the quality of design in the submissions and the quality of workmanship has steadily increased. This year, we have had the difficult task of reviewing over 300 submissions across the numerous judging categories to draw up what we believe to be one of our strongest shortlists for the awards. It is increasingly difficult to identify single stand out submissions, and this year, more so than any other sees many projects in the running for the Grand Prix.”
Each project is subject to a thorough assessment that spans planning, design and construction, including of course the substantial and skilful use of clay brick, sensitive to its respective context.
Now in its 41st year, the Brick Awards has established a reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and well attended events. Winners will be announced at the ceremony, hosted at The Hilton, Park Lane, which will take place on Thursday 9th November 2017 and promises to be a night to remember. Guests will be welcomed with a luxurious drinks reception and a 5* 3-course dinner before the ceremony begins, this year hosted by celebrity impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw. The evening's entertainment will continue with a live band until 3AM.