Keith Williams Architects has once again received the prestigious BD Public Buildings Architect of the Year Award. The firm is now the only architectural practice to have won this award twice, having done so in both 2006 and now 2008. The 2008 award reflects the firm’s consistent commitment to the design and construction of important cultural and civic buildings, both in the UK and overseas, culminating most recently in the practice’s widely lauded Wexford Opera House in Ireland.
The distinguished panel of judges for the 2008 award included Frank Duffy, Roger Zogolovitch, Jack Pringle, Clare Wright and critic Jonathan Glancey with Building Design’s editor Amanda Baillieu in the chair. The judges took into account the breadth of the firm’s work including international invited competition entries for major projects such as two projects in Norway namely Flekkfjorde Kuluturhus and Molde Jazzhouse,the RIBA competition winning project for a new museum in Chichester city centre, alongside a number of its recently completed built projects.
The award underpins the ethos of the firm and its leading position as one of the UK’s top architects in this specialist sector of challenging high profile public and civic architecture.
Keith Williams and fellow director Richard Brown were in attendance to receive the award last evening in front of some 500 guests at the London Hilton.