Cass Tutors take gold at the Architect of the Year Awards

Last night, two architecture practices, Cottrell and Vermeulen and Feilden Fowles were announced as winners of Building Design’s Architecture of the Year Awards.

Date: 10 March 2016

Last night, Cass tutors Cottrell and Vermeulen, were announced as Building Design’s Architect of the Year.

The practice, who teach at The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design on our undergraduate architecture course in Studio 4: Making Space were also named Education Architect of the Year, one of the most hotly contested categories in the 2016 awards, for their exceptional work on projects including Brentwood School in Essex and Notre Dame High School in Southwark.

BD editor Thomas Lane said: “The judges felt Cottrell & Vermeulen represented a quiet and considered style of architecture which is very important in schools and public buildings. They have been doing this for many years. This is exactly the sort of architect who needs to be celebrated.”

Feilden Fowles, tutors on Cass undergraduate architecture studio 11: Educating Hackney were also honoured as they were announced as 2016’s Young Architect of the Year Award.

Two other practices who teach at London Met were shortlisted for the prestigious awards, DSDHA – who teach on the Postgraduate Diploma Unit 11: Cultural Infrastructure were highly commended in the Masterplanning category and MAE - where Alex Ely, tutor on Postgraduate Diploma Unit 5: A Place of Type, is a partner were shortlisted for the Housing of the Year award.

The 13th Architect of the Year Awards “had the highest number of entries for some years” said Thomas Lane “which reflects the health of the profession”.

The awards were held last night, 9 March 2016 at London’s ExCel centre, hosted by Stephen Fry.

For the full story and the complete list of winners see Building Design's website.

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