Practitioners with links to The Cass make Stirling Award shortlist

Current and former Cass staff involved in innovative projects have been shortlisted for British architecture's most coveted prize.

Date: 18 July 2019

Projects involving a number of practitioners with links to The Cass have made the shortlist for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Stirling Prize 2019, widely regarded as Britain’s most prestigious architectural award. 

Annalie Riches, who has taught on the RIBA Part 2 and Part 3 courses at The Cass, was nominated along with her practice partner David Mikhail and former Cass tutor and current external examiner Cathy Hawley for their ultra-low energy affordable home the Goldsmith Street project.

Architectural practice Feilden Fowles, formed by Fergus Feilden and Edmund Fowles former Studio 11 leads at The Cass, for their work on The Weston, the new visitor centre at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Matthew Barnett-Howland, a former tutor at The Cass, was nominated for his innovative work on the Cork House project.

The RIBA Stirling Award is given annually to the building judged to have made the greatest contribution to British architecture. The shortlist is drawn from the 54 winners of the RIBA National Awards 2019, which celebrates Britain's best new buildings.

“The RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist epitomises the enviable global reputation of UK architecture," said RIBA president Ben Derbyshire.

"These six buildings could hardly be more diverse in typology and scale – from a rustic stable block-turned- theatre to a vast national railway station," he continued.

"But what they have in common – ground-breaking innovation, extraordinary creativity and the highest quality materials and detailing – sets them apart, rightfully earning them a chance to win the highest accolade in architecture."

The winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling Award will be announced on 8 October.


Picture: The Weston at Yorkshire Sculpture Park courtesy of Feilden Fowles.