November

08/11/2017

Awards wins in London and Oxford

New Scotland Yard was last night (8 November) named Project of the Year at the Building Awards, which are organised by Building Magazine to recognise projects and initiatives across the construction industry. AHMM was also highly commended for Architecture Practice of the Year. Meanwhile, Barns Road – also shortlisted for a Building Award – won an award from the Oxford Preservation Trust in a ceremony held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. See the full list of OPT Award winners here.
 



 

Civic Trust Awards regional finalists announced

03/11/2017

Civic Trust Awards regional finalists announced

Three AHMM projects have been announced as regional finalists in the 2018 Civic Trust Awards: New Scotland Yard and One King William Street in London, and Barns Road in Oxford. Established in 1959, the Civic Trust Awards recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design projects that have made a positive contribution to the local communities they serve. Barns Road has also been nominated for the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design, which aims to reward and promote exemplars specific to universal design. Award winners will be announced in December – find out more about the finalists here.

 



 

Next steps for Oklahoma City Ballet

02/11/2017

Next steps for Oklahoma City Ballet

The Oklahoma City Ballet has been awarded funding to continue the transformation of the former AEP Fitness Center into a new base for the company and school. Originally completed in 2015, the award-winning building became the new home of the OKC Ballet in May of this year, and will be known as the Susan E Brackett Dance Center. The new funding from the  Oklahoma-based Kirkpatrick Foundation will ensure the redevelopment of two new studios below ground and see the transformation of the former basketball court and current ground floor studio into a new performance hall. Find out more about OKC Ballet’s plans for the development here.
 



 

24/10/2017

AIA Oklahoma awards

AHMM has picked up five awards from the American Institute of Architects’ Oklahoma chapter. Given at the chapter’s annual conference last Friday (20 October), the AIA Oklahoma Design Awards recognised four AHMM projects in Oklahoma City and Grand Lake o’the Cherokees: the Commercial Architecture Honor Award was given to Bob Moore Campus, and the Residential Architectural Honor Award to Grand Lake Poolhouse. The Plow Building – AHMM’s home in Oklahoma City – was given an Adaptive Reuse Citation Award, while Jesus Saves won an Adaptive Reuse Citation Award and the People’s Choice Award.
 



 

The Vincent tops out

19/10/2017

The Vincent tops out

Last week The Vincent celebrated reaching its highest point with a topping out ceremony for the two new mansion blocks at the former Wayneflete Private School for Boys. The scheme in Bristol for Pegasus Life – which earlier this year won a Housing Design Award – will provide 65 luxury one, two and three bedroom retirement apartments, and communal facilities across the mansion blocks and the refurbished former school.



 

19/10/2017

American Architecture Prize for Firm of the Year 2017

AHMM has been named the American Architecture Prize Architectural Firm of the Year. The American Architecture Prize – open to projects and practices around the world – was founded to recognise individuals and teams who have made a substantial contribution to all areas of architecture, and this year was extended to celebrate architecture firms as well as projects. Find out more about the AAP and other award winners here.
 



 

New Scotland Yard wins Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2017

12/10/2017

New Scotland Yard wins Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2017

New Scotland Yard has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award, which each year gives recognition and encouragement to excellence in publicly funded buildings and infrastructure. The award was announced last night at the British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards. In addition, our client Roger Harding, Director of Real Estate Development for the Metropolitan Police, was given the BCI Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution in recognition of his lead role in the project as well as his work on rationalising the Met’s estate and commissioning new police training and forensics facilities in London.
 

New Scotland Yard is the result of an RIBA-organised international competition won by AHMM in 2013 to develop the former Curtis Green building on London’s Embankment for the Metropolitan Police’s new headquarters. Completed in December 2016, the project has since won awards including an RIBA National Award and an AJ Retrofit Award.