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JUNE 2021

AIAUK 2021 Design Awards Winner

Magdalene College Library has won in the Professional Practice Medium Sized Projects category at this year’s AIAUK Design Awards. For over 20 years, The American Institute of Architects UK Chapter Excellence in Design Awards programme has proven highly valued by architects as they confer trans-Atlantic recognition for design excellence. Professional entries are sought from UK-based architects or designers, for projects anywhere in the world, and Architects or designers based outside the UK for projects completed in the UK.

Acknowledging that architecture is a corpus of inherited ideas, Alternative Histories invited more than 80 contemporary practices in the UK and Europe to imagine an exchange with architects from the past. Each office was assigned a different drawing from the collection of Drawing Matter. The architects were then tasked with making a model that not only responded to what they saw, but envisioned an alternative future for the original drawing while adhering to the constraints of the project.



Oxford Preservation Trust Award

Our Catherine Hughes Building in Oxford has been awarded a certificate by the Oxford Preservation Trust in the new buildings category. The OPT Awards celebrate the contribution that buildings and environmental projects can make to Oxford’s character, its streets, and its green spaces.