Prestigious architectural accolade for Oxford Brookes

Thursday, 20 March 2014


The John Henry Brookes Building has been shortlisted for an award by the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA).

Alongside the Abercrombie Building, the John Henry Brookes Building is up for a RIBA South award which champions and celebrates the best of British architecture

The John Henry Brookes and Abercrombie Buildings are designed to meet the University’s vision for a holistic approach to enhancing the student experience.

Oxford Brookes’ campus redevelopment provides an adaptable and flexible environment for a dynamic range of teaching and learning spaces.

John Raftery, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, commented: “The John Henry Brookes Building will further enhance the experience of those studying at the University and it is fantastic to be recognised in this way by RIBA.

“For many decades RIBA has been a force for good in showcasing high standards of architectural design. Together with architects Design Engine, Oxford Brookes is proud to have been selected for their 2014 shortlist.”

RIBA has been giving awards for buildings since 1966 with their award-winning schemes setting the standard for architecture across the country.

The RIBA awards reflect changes in architectural tastes, technology and aspirations. At their core is a commitment to the understanding and enjoyment of buildings and spaces, while they continually set and reward new standards in British architecture.

The shortlisted buildings are judged by a panel that select winners on architectural excellence and regional winners then have a chance for national award recognition.

Since opening in late February, students have already made the John Henry Brookes Building their own.

With the Glass Tank Exhibition space in the Abercrombie Extension and the Colonnade shops and cafe to open later in the summer, Oxford Brookes’ campus redevelopment also provides fantastic facilities for the wider community.

Further information on the John Henry Brookes and Abercrombie Building is available on the Space to Think webpages. To read more about the awards, visit the RIBA webpages.