Images: left - Citta della Memoria, Bethan Watson; Right - Alzheimer's Care Centre, Cristiano Lamarque.
Named in honour of the SPAB’s co-founder, architect Philip Webb, the Award encourages and celebrates the sympathetic reuse of old buildings and sensitive new design in an historic context. It’s a unique opportunity for students and architects in the early stages of their career to demonstrate their understanding of repair techniques, and their engagement with the SPAB’s principles in fitting new to old, as well as their design flair.
The Philip Webb Award will be held again in 2017 for current Part II students, and recent graduates of UK Schools of Architecture who completed their studies in 2015 or 2016.
They are invited to put forward a scheme to revitalise a building of their choosing which has decayed or been neglected, but which can be repaired and adapted for a sympathetic new use.
The submission period for entries will open on 14 July and close at 5pm on 11 September 2017
Find out more
More information can be found on the Philip Webb Award 2017 flier.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Download the Notes for Entrants and the 2017 Entry forms.
Join us for an evening event: Place and Memory: the SPAB and new design in historic contexts on 22 June as part of the 2017 London Festival of Architecture. The evening will include presentations from last year's Philip Webb Award winners on their schemes, as well as introductory talks from SPAB Director, Matthew Slocombe, and 2016 Philip Webb Award Judge, Ptolemy Dean. More information can be found here.
2016 competition results
The panel of expert judges met on 2 November 2016 at the SPAB’s offices. Competition entries were assessed anonymously against the published criteria.
Equal first prize (£750 each)
Highly commended (activity break at Avon Tyrrell)
Outline masterplan and proposal by Jordan Green (Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff) and Rhys Waring (Nottingham University graduate) for the creation of new facilities, alongside repairs, at William Lethaby’s remarkable country house, Avon Tyrrell, in Hampshire.
The house is now used by charity UK Youth – the SPAB’s competition partner this year – as its outdoor education centre. Jordan and Rhys will have the opportunity to present their concepts to UK Youth, who are currently drawing up a major scheme for the site.
Other congratulations (book prizes)
Jennifer Bull (Kent University graduate) - clarity and impact of supporting material.
Hannah Couper (Kent University graduate) – articulation of supporting narrative and proposal.
Philip Webb Award Winners 2015
Holly Spilsbury, a part-time Masters student at Manchester University, received the Philip Webb Award certificate and a prize of £1500 for her sensitive and imaginative scheme for Standen.
Luke Nagle, a graduate of Birmingham School of Architecture, was commended for his Standen scheme.
Jeremy Haest, an Oxford School of Architecture (Oxford Brookes) student, was commended for his scheme to convert the redundant Hartera paper factory’s power station into an Industrial Heritage Museum for the Croatian port city of Rijeka.