CIAT Awards celebrate excellence in architectural technology

  • 31 Jan 2014

David Cracknell (shown above), former Director of Skills and Lifelong Learning at CIC received Honorary Membership

The CIAT Award recipients for 2013 included:

Gold Award for Chartered Members who demonstrated outstanding service, including Brian Davies, Uel Marcus, Stephen Nicholls and Andrew Scott.

Honorary Membership – the highest honour bestowed by the Institute, given to an individual for work of distinction or outstanding service, was given to David Cracknell for his ’immense and significant contribution to the Institutes membership qualifying process’.

Certificates of Accreditation were received for the first time by a number of Universities

Centres of Excellence were also honoured.

CIAT Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Technical Project)

Won by Andrea Obremski ACIAT, from Sheffield Hallam University. Andrea investigated the core considerations of integrating transparent photo-voltaic technology into a building envelope as a substitute facade material.

CIAT Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Projects)

Won by Simone Ceccato from Westminster University for Maggie’s Centre, a mixed use scheme within a dense and commercial area. Simone created a well integrated design which is strikingly beautiful, subtle yet well suited to its context and incorporates the technology of architecture.

The Alan King Award

For technical excellence for projects under £750k, this was won by Scott Kysin MCIAT for 5 Montpelier Terrace. This project was a conversion which remodelled a Georgian cottage into an environmentally conscious family dwelling. A good design solution provided an interior that is naturally well lit and is at the forefront of architectural technology.

The Open Award for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology

Louise Hamilton Centre project at James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk

This award, supported by MFL, was won by LSI Architects LLP for the Louise Hamilton Centre project at James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk.

Conceived by local charity Palliative Care East (PCE), it serves the local population around Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area by providing care and information services for anyone whose lives are affected by life-limiting illness such as cancer or motor neurone disease.

The original design is based around the idea of providing a high quality inspiring space that will bring hope to patients and visitors. The dramatic curved yellow wall winds in and out of the building connecting the outside with the inside, and its shape draws inspiration from boat hulls – a reference to the building’s coastal location, and the notion of an ark as a place of refuge.

Read more about this project and full details on all the awards by following the link opposite to read the latest AT Magazine from CIAT.

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