Over one in ten winners are schools or academies

Over one in ten winners in this year’s RIBA Awards were schools or academies, continuing the trend for schools to win top honours for design.

Among the winners were Zaha Hadid’s Evelyn Grace Academy and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio’s Chelsea Academy, following on from its win in the Best Public Building category of this year’s Building Awards.

Twelve schools, academies and colleges won honours in all and are in the running for the Stirling Prize shortlist of six.

  • Knop Law Primary School, Newcastle upon Tyne, by Architects Design Partnership  
  • Sandal Magna Community Primary School, Wakefield, by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects  
  • UWIC School of Management, Cardiff, Cardiff, by Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
  • West Buckland School, Barnstable, by Rundell Associates
  • Sevenoaks School Performing Arts Centre, Sevenoaks by Tim Ronalds Architects
  • Michael Faraday Community School, London, by Alsop Sparch
  • St. Patricks School Library and Music Room, London NW5, by Coffey Architects
  • Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form : Media Arts and Science College, London N16, by Jestico + Whiles  
  • Chelsea Academy, London SW10 by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Evelyn Grace Academy, London SE24 by Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Bideford College, Bideford, by NPS South West
  • City of Westminster College, London W2 by schmidt hammer lassen architects