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Architectural Technology Awards 2017



[edit] Introduction

On 15 September 2017, Designing Buildings Wiki attended the first stand-alone Architectural Technology Awards.

The annual awards of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) celebrate the latest achievements and highest quality in architectural technology. The event, hosted by BBC journalist and presenter Matt Allwright, showcased architectural technology both in practise and as a key academic discipline, demonstrating the growth and impact of the discipline within the UK and internationally.

Beneath the vaulted brick roof of Village Underground in east London, guests from across the built environment sector were treated to canapes, cocktails and live jazz.

The 2017 winners were:

[edit] The Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology


The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, FaulknerBrowns Architects


The Word was a challenging project that inspired a building for the present, with built-in adaptability to future proof its functions. The design concept and architecture were informed by architectural technology and its building anatomy and physiology are clearly articulated in the primary and secondary elements, services and external envelope.

Highly Commended:


[edit] The Alan King Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology

(For projects valued £750,000 or under.)



[edit] Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Project)

(Recognising outstanding design achievement in Architectural Technology based upon a university/college assignment.)


Highly Commended:

  • Chandler’s Ford Infant School, April Rapley, Southampton Solent University:


[edit] Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Report)

(Recognising outstanding research achievement in Architectural Technology from a dissertation assignment.)


Highly Commended:


All the awards are featured here and in the autumn issue of AT Journal. Films can also be found on the CIAT YouTube channel, The Awards reopen in the New Year, including the Chartered Architectural Technologist of the Year Award, which was launched at the event.


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