Who Will You Pick?

Anna-Marie DeSouza
by Anna-Marie DeSouza
25th October 2013

The Build It Awards are fast approaching, and the judges need your help to select 2013’s Best Architect or Designer.

This year’s entries were of such a high calibre that the judges want the final verdict to be chosen by you – the judges votes will only account for 50% of the final score.

Find out more about the entries

Voting for the 2013 Build It Awards closed on 5th November 2013

Architect/Designer: ARCH-Angels
Project: Silvershafts (Chris & Clare McHale)
What the judges said: “The client and architect had an obvious affinity, which is evident in how smoothly the project ran and how much the McHales love their home.”
“This is a grand and attractive house that suits the site perfectly.”

Arch Angels Architects

Architect/Designer: Baufritz
Project: The Miller residence (Neil & Stella Miller)
What he judges said: “This design responds well to both the client and site. The cool modernist style makes the home stand out.”
“The firm really guided the owners through the process and showed dedication to the project.”

Baufritz House

Architect/Designer: Nicolas Tye Architects
Project: Cuffley House (Andrew & Barbara Tweed)
What the judges said: “The architect has created a modern and interesting home from a standard developer-built property”
“The design team showed great overall support.”

Nicolas Tye Architects

Architect/Designer: Tom Gascoyne & Edd Medlicott at Orme
Project: Hookgate Cottage (Nick & Caroline Mann)
What he judges said: “This is a fantastic house. It’s wonderfully designed in terms of aesthetics and efficiency.”
“This property is an inspirational and affordable self build. The architects have created a really personal home for the Manns that’s both sustainable and attractive.”

Self Build by Orme

Architect/Designer: Potton
Project: Cliff and Shena Cooper’s home
What the judges said: “The property is very different to what you would normally think of as a Potton house. The owners seem very happy with what the designer did for them, and the ridge height issue was cleverly resolved.”

Potton Self Build House

Architect/Designer: Roderick James Architects LLP
Project: Croft of Dounie (Mr & Mrs Dargie, Mr Nairn)
What the judges said: “What a fantastic project! The design is innovative and unique, and although it is very contemporary it suits the old farmhouse beautifully. A great build.”
“The architect has noted the clients wishes, budget, the site and the design of the existing dwelling. The extension is very creative, and works extremely well.”

Extension by Roderick James Architects

Voting has now closed for the Build It Awards 2013 – winners will be announced on Thursday 21st November

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