9th November 2006


The University of Lincoln’s in-house architects have another trophy to add to their collection after winning an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).


UL Architects received a Highly Commended for the East Midlands Media and Technology Enterprise Centre (EMMTEC) at the RIBA: Ibstock EM Awards ceremony at the Nottingham Council House on Monday 6th November.


Supported by emda and Lincolnshire Enterprise the EMMTEC is a major extension to the university’s Media, Humanities and Computing building and is aimed at strengthening links between the university and the business community.


It provides a 250-seat conference auditorium, research and development labs in computing and media technologies, dedicated training suites and advanced satellite uplink facilities which put Lincoln at the cutting edge of broadcast technology.


RIBA judges praised the “stylish” building with its “crisp, bright, colourful facilities”.


They added: “While the design of the centre is refreshingly individual down to bespoke signage and graphics, it resonates sympathetically with the adjacent media building. The form is well proportioned and has been cleverly articulated for the tight site with the successful inclusion of a spacious rooftop balcony that opens up views across Lincoln.”


The RIBA: Ibstock EM Awards are awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects East Midlands and sponsored by Ibstock Brick Limited to recognise excellence in architecture within the region.


UL Architects Planning and Development Manager Nigel Stevenson said: “We're delighted that our new campus has received another prestigious award for the quality of its architecture.”




Contact: Kate Strawson      Tel: 01522 837295                                               [uni18RIBA]