5th May 2004

 

UNIVERSITY BUILDING UP FOR NATIONAL AWARD

 

The University of Lincoln’s School of Architecture building has been shortlisted for a national architecture award.

 

The building, which was designed by award-winning architect Rick Mather, is up for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award for Excellence.

 

The £10m project at the Brayford Pool campus represents the initial phase of a masterplan for the university.

 

The winner will be announced in June at the beginning of Architecture Week 2004.

 

“The significance of being shortlisted for the RIBA Awards cannot be understated,” said Nigel Stevenson, Planning and Development Manager at the university.

 

“It reflects the successful arrival of the School of Architecture in Lincoln and the university’s long term commitment to providing a quality built environment for teaching and learning.

 

“Success in the awards will provide precedent and opportunity for future developments on and off campus.”

 

“We are delighted that the Lincoln School of Architecture building has been shortlisted for a national RIBA Award which celebrates the excellent design work of architects across the nation,” said Gwen Cottrell, Regional Director of RIBA East Midlands.

 

For further information about the awards contact Daphne Oxland or Simon Harbridge in the Press Office of RIBA East Midlands on 01636 812172 or email ohcoms@tinyonline.co.uk

 

 

For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886244                                  lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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