19th November 2003




The University of Lincoln will be host to the biggest names in architecture tomorrow (Thursday) when the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) descends upon the city.


During the day senior RIBA representatives from around the country will be attending a quarterly meeting held in the Lincoln School of Architecture building.


The first ever RIBA East Midlands Awards will then be announced in the evening in the main architecture lecture theatre, for which three of the university’s buildings have been nominated for an award.


The three buildings – the Sports and Recreational Facility, the Brayford Science Centre and Village Hall – have all been designed by the nine-strong team of university architects, UL Architects. 


The Regional Executive of RIBA East Midlands, Gwen Cottrell, is delighted that the university will be hosting the prestigious awards. “We are ever so grateful to the university for their hospitality and we are thrilled to be coming,” she said.


“Senior staff and members from all over England will be attending and they are intrigued to see the new School of Architecture.  It has been much talked about and they want to see it for themselves.”


The new award will be presented annually by RIBA East Midlands to recognise excellence in architecture within the region and to promote the skills of architects.


This is the first year of the awards which will consider buildings completed between 1st June 2001 and 31st May 2003.


Gwen, who is also an architect, believes that the Lincoln School of Architecture building will be one of the forerunners for next year’s awards.


The award ceremony will take place between 6pm and 7:30pm in the main lecture theatre in the Lincoln School of Architecture building.  There will be a reception in the Bistro Bar before the ceremony.


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