Thirteen buildings and public spaces nominated for Yorkshire architecture awards.

The RIBA Yorkshire Region has shortlisted 13 buildings and public spaces in Yorkshire for the White Rose Architecture Awards.

The awards, coordinated by the Chairman of RIBA Yorkshire, David Smith, aims to highlight the excellent work produced by architects and their teams and to demonstrate the importance of good quality architecture and urban design in contemporary society.

The shortlisted schemes are:

Commercial, Industrial, Retail Category:

  • The Round Foundry, Leeds – Building Design Partnership, Manchester
  • Humberquays, Island Wharf, Hull – DLA Architecture, Wakefield
  • The Springboard Business Centre, Stokeseley – McDowell & Bennedetti, London

Community, Religion Category:

  • The Courthouse Project, Otley – Groundworks Architects, Nottingham
  • The First Start Centre, Sheffield – Panter Hudspith Architects, London

Education, Medical Category:

  • The Horncastle Building, Hull – DLA Architecture, Wakefield
  • Classroom of the Future, Mossbrook School, Sheffield – Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, London
  • Student Health Centre, University of Sheffield – CPMG Architects, Nottingham
  • ICOSS Building, University of Sheffield – CPMG Architects, Nottingham
  • Park Lane College, Leeds – Allen Tod Architecture, Sheffield

Residential Category:

  • Byron Halls, Bradford – Beckwith Design Associates, Shipley
  • Burnt Hills, Meltham – ADP Architects & Design Partnership, Holmfirth

Sport, Leisure Category

  • The Underground Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton – Feilden Clegg Bradley Architecture, Bath

New in 2005 is a Public Realm category, created to recognise improvement of communal space in our towns, cities and villages.

Also new in 2005 are a number of special awards given by the judges to highlight current issues in architecture and the region such as Sustainability, Accessibility and Regeneration. RIBA Yorkshire will also be awarding a prize for the best client and best building of the year.

David Smith, Chairman, RIBA Yorkshire said “These awards help demonstrate that architecture is integral to the economy and regeneration of the region. Good building design has a positive role to play in the spaces we all inhabit, whether this is at work, at home or in the public realm.”

Winners from all categories will be announced at the annual RIBA Yorkshire Awards ceremony on 17 November 2005. This year the black tie dinner will be held at the newly refurbished Leeds Town Hall and will be hosted by the respected architecture critic for The Independent newspaper, journalist Jay Merrick.