Oxford Brookes Refurbishment Shortlisted for RICS Awards 2018

We are delighted that the refurbishment of the Clerici and Sinclair Buildings at Oxford Brookes University has been shortlisted for this year’s RICS Awards. Entered in the ‘Design through Innovation’ category, our approach was to adapt and re-use the existing structure where appropriate. This extensive project ranged from upgrading specialist teaching and research laboratories through […]

World Architecture Festival Shortlisting 2017

We are delighted to learn that our Alan Walters Building for the University of Birmingham Business School has been selected as a finalist for the World Architecture Festival 2017 awards.  This is our third year in a row to be shortlisted so fingers crossed its third time lucky at the judging in November!

ICE recognises Oculus at the University of Warwick with a Highly Commended Construction Award

The University of Warwick was awarded a Highly Commended Construction Award for our ‘Oculus’ new central teaching and learning building, recognising it as an ‘outstanding example of a civil engineering project’ by the Institute of Civil Engineers West Midlands chapter.  This is our first ever ICE award so it is particularly special.  Congratulations to the University of […]

Alan Walters Building wins RIBA West Midlands Award

We are delighted that The University of Birmingham have won an RIBA West Midlands Award for our Alan Walters Building at the annual regional RIBA awards ceremony last night.  For us, this is another milestone project in our ever increasing portfolio of higher education buildings and a demonstration of the value of considered design.  Congratulations to the whole […]

Oculus Teaching Building Awards

We are delighted to announce that that the Oculus Teaching Building has won the ‘best value’ award at the West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards.  It was also awarded a highly commended certificate in the ‘best project’ category.  Neil Eaton, project director, attended the ceremony dinner on 28th April accompanied by the Project Manager, contractor and client. […]

2017 RICS Awards Shortlist – 3 Projects – 5 Awards

2017 could be a bumper year at BGS Architects for awards, as we have recently been shortlisted for 5 RICS Awards in the West Midlands Region. The Alan Walters Building at the University of Birmingham and The Oculus at the University of Warwick have both been shortlisted in the Design through Innovation category. The Grand Hotel, Shops […]

Building Design Architect of the Year Awards 2017

Berman Guedes Stretton is delighted to have been shortlisted for a prestigious Architect of the Year Award 2017, by Building Design Magazine. We have been shortlisted for our work in the Higher Education Sector. The criteria for entry is to enter up to 3 completed projects from the last few years and one future project. […]

BGS Finalists for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2016

For the second year running Berman Guedes Stretton have been selected as Finalists for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards. This year, the honor goes to the new Academic Wing at Wolfson College, Oxford. Having already won a number of awards, including being shortlisted for an RIBA National Award, we are thrilled to have also […]

Wolfson Academic Wins RIBA Awards

‘This building stuns and delights from the moment you set eyes on it’, says the RIBA Awards website when introducing the new Academic Wing at Wolfson College. At the award ceremony, the project won an RIBA South Award and an RIBA South Conservation Award. Project Director, Marion Brereton says: “We were really proud to have received […]

Wolfson Academic Wing shortlisted for RIBA South Awards 2016

The recently completed Wofson Academic Wing has been shortlisted for an RIBA South Award. Having already won an RICS ‘Design through Innovation’ Award and Oxford Preservation Trust Award for the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, we are excited to now be vying for a win against practices such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Herzog & de Meuron and Feilden Clegg Bradley […]

BGS success at the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2015

The practice celebrated success at this year’s Oxford Preservation Trust Awards with all four projects submitted receiving accolades. Debbie Dance, Director of the Oxford Preservation Trust says “The awards are OPT’s opportunity to give prominent local recognition to projects, large and small, and to recognise the teams that make them happen. They illustrate the vital […]

Binging on WAF by Hamish McMichael

Checking one of my favourite news websites during a short break in the marathon crits of the World Architecture Festival, I read that “Binge-Watch” has been named by Collins Dictionary as their word of the year, defined as “to watch a large number of television programs (especially all the shows from one series) in succession”. […]

5 weeks to go until the World Architecture Festival Awards

The flights are booked and the slides are ready! Directors Gary Collins and Hamish McMichael are both really excited to be attending the World Architectural Festival in Singapore to present their shortlisted building, The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum. This will be the first time that BGS attend the event and it is particularly delightful to […]

WAF London talk a success

BGS’s Gary Collins presented The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) London event on Wednesday 24th July 2015. This was a great opportunity to meet other finalists and showcase the project at this high profile event. Next stop Singapore in November where the winners will be decided!

The Wilson selected as finalist in the World Architecture Awards 2015

The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum has been selected as a finalist in this year’s World Architecture Awards! Our work will be showcased internationally alongside well-known practices including Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Herzog & de Meuron, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Rafael Viñoly Architects, BIG, Grimshaw Architects and Heatherwick Studio. The World Architecture […]

Rosalind Franklin Science Building wins Highly Commended at the RICS Awards 2015

The new Rosalind Franklin Science Building at the University of Wolverhampton won a Highly Commended at the RICS Awards 2015. Entered in the ‘Design through Innovation’ category, the award recognises the building’s specialised research and teaching laboratory design including a unique schools lab, which is part of the University’s outreach programme. Science teaching is a strong […]

Cheltenham Art Gallery wins Civic Trust Award 2015

The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum has won a Commendation from this year’s Civic Trust Awards. Commendations are given to projects that make a significant contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment. We are very excited to have won this award for the second time!

BGS make the 2015 AJ120

Berman Guedes Stretton have made the 2015 AJ120. For the third year running, BGS have been included in the Architects Journal (AJ) survey of the largest practices in the UK. To commemorate the journal’s 120th anniversary, the survey has been extended for one year only from 100 to 120 practices. Gary Collins, Principal Director of […]

Brewer Street Project, Pembroke College wins sustainability award

The Brewer Street Project for Pembroke College, Oxford, was awarded a 2015 David Steel Sustainable Building Award by Oxford City Council. Commended for its environmentally friendly design, the building includes solar panels, a ground source heat pump and traditional materials, such as stone and brick. Upon receiving the award, Pembroke’s Burser, John Church, said: “Colleges tend […]

RIBA Awards 2014

Berman Guedes Stretton have won an RIBA National Award for the Wilson Art Gallery and Museum in Cheltenham. “The building is planned with ‘striking clarity’…creating a top-class gallery ‘that makes the complicated look easy’.” – RIBA award panel quoted in RIBA Journal (June 2014). The Oxford Martin School refurbishment at the former Old Indian Institute also […]

Institution of Structural Engineers Awards 2013

We’re delighted that Price & Myers have been shortlisted for the Institution of Structural Engineers award for Pembroke College’s new footbridge. They have nominations in five of the twelve award categories including pedestrian footbridge. The Structural Awards recognise the work of some of the world’s most talented structural designers and their indispensable contribution to the […]

Oxford Preservation Trust Awards

The Oxford Preservation Trust Awards have just been announced and the ‘Bridging Centuries’ project has just picked up two awards. We are delighted to receive an award in the new building category and a commendation for the conservation of the listed Bannister House.  

BGS enter the AJ100

in 2013, Berman Guedes Stretton are delighted to have made our debut into the Architect’s Journal AJ100 Awards at number 72. The AJ100 recognises the UK’s largest architecture practices, celebrating innovation and success. Berman Guedes Stretton was also shortlisted for the Newcomer of the Year Award, narrowly missing out. Following a successful year, Berman Guedes Stretton has reached […]

Two nominations for BGS in the AJ Retrofit Awards

Two BGS projects have been shortlisted in this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards. The awards celebrate design engineering and construction excellence that prolongs the active life of buildings and infrastructure.In the Heritage category, the refurbishment of Chapel Court accommodation at Jesus College, Cambridge has been nominated. Read more here. A second project, the Ramphal Teaching Spaces at the […]

RIBA Award Nomination for Quincentenary Project

The Quincentenary Project for Brasenose College, Oxford has been shortlisted for an RIBA Award. Following an invited competition, the project underwent a three year design process to resolve spaces between a number of interconnecting historic buildings, which had evolved over centuries into a complex labyrinth. The College required an enlarged senior dining room, new student […]

RIBA singles out BGS for two major awards

We are delighted to have collected two awards at the RIBA Awards presentation on the 20th June 2012, both of which were for the Shulman Auditorium at The Queen´s College, Oxford. We received a prestigious RIBA national award and also the RIBA South Sustainability award. This year the RIBA tightened its judging criteria to ensure […]