Images: left to right: Live site for 2016: Avon Tyrell; sketch by 2015 Philip Webb Award winner, Holly Spilsbury of Standen; eco boat house at Avon Tyrell.
The AwardNamed in honour of the SPAB’s co-founder, architect Philip Webb, the Award encourages and celebrates the sympathetic reuse of existing 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 the new to the old, as well as their design flair.
2016 competitionFollowing the success of last year’s partnership with the National Trust, which enabled us to offer a live brief as part of the competition, in 2016 the SPAB is delighted to be working with the charity UK Youth to offer its outdoor education centre, Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest, as a case study on which entrants can base their scheme.
PrizesCash prizes will be offered in each category, along with an activity break at Avon Tyrrell and a SPAB book bundle. Award entries will be exhibited by the SPAB and UK Youth, and feedback invited from the groups that visit and use Avon Tyrrell.
EligibilityAll students at UK Schools of Architecture who have achieved RIBA Part 1 and are currently working towards RIBA Part II are eligible to enter, along with recent Part II graduates who completed their studies in 2014 or 2015. Entrants may submit work singly or as part of a team, and entrants may submit work in either or both competition categories.
Find out more
More information can be found on the Philip Webb Award flier. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.Please read the Notes for Entrants before completing an entry form.
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.
First Prize went to Niall Bird, who is in his final year at Portsmouth University, for his scheme for an education and visitor centre at Bursledon Brickworks in Hampshire. Niall also won the competition in 2009.Second prize was awarded to Dan Ladyman, a student at Nottingham University, for his Oral History Centre scheme for the Isle of Portland. The third prize went to Charles Wellingham for his "Eat Hub Local" project at Gloucester Docks.