As a previous Supreme Winner for South Gardens in 2017, Gerard Maccreanor, founding director of Maccreanor Lavington was the perfect addition to the 2019 panel, knowing what it takes to be chosen as a Brick Award winner.
‘What I love about the Brick Awards is the way it has grown from strength to strength. It really started off being perceived as a product-based awards ceremony, but it has changed into architectural stalwart. This growth has been reflected in the number and quality of the entrants, making the Brick Awards such and exciting event in the architectural calendar.’
Gerard established Maccreanor Lavington, an award-winning architectural practice, with Richard Lavington in the early nineties. Their diverse portfolio ranges from individual buildings to large scale urban design. They have particular expertise in housing, public buildings and the regeneration of town centres and former industrial zones.
The office has received numerous awards including the RIBA Stirling Prize (2008), Private Housing Architect of the Year (2008), Masterplanner of the Year (2009) and of course, Supreme Winner of the 2017 Brick Awards.
Gerard has expertise of dense, large scale mixed-use regeneration schemes and has led and shaped thinking across the practice’s portfolio and was an obvious choice for this year’s panel.