The Sibson Building at the University of Kent won three awards at the RIBA dinner last night – the ‘RIBA South East Award 2018’, the ‘RIBA South East Building of the Year 2018’ and Senior Architect Michael Fostiropoulos won the ‘RIBA South East Project Architect 2018 Award’.
RIBA Judges commented “This is a very thoughtful building, with a clear architectural concept which has been rigorous enough to withstand the project development and budgetary constraints… The quality of detailing is impressive, particularly as the contract was Design & Build. It was evident that the relationship between the design team and contractor was good, with shared aspirations helped by good communication of design intent. Likewise, there seemed to be a strong sense of trust and respect between client and architect and when we met them the architect’s passion and enthusiasm was infectious. We found it enjoyable to hear them speak about their ideas and we felt this was an impressive team collaboration. Overall, this is an exemplary education building embodying creativity with an intelligent and responsible approach.”
Congratulations to all involved in the project.