Monday, 21 May 2012


The winners of the 2012 MSA Design Awards were announced at CUBE on 17th May 2012

Manchester Building of the year:
Awarded to Bradshaw Gass and Hope with Maurice Shapero for: The Space, Youth Intervention Centre

Category Award Winners:

1. Residential:
Winner: ArchitectureM, for 18 Regent Road

AEW, for Forge Lane Water Tower
MBLA, for Bowes Street Regeneration

2. Sports, Leisure and Cultural:
Winner: Arca Design Ltd, for Park Keepers Hut

BDP, for Music Box Installation

3. Commercial:
Winner: Bradshaw Gass and Hope with Maurice Shapero, for The Space, Youth Intervention Centre

Aedas, for North Manchester Police Divisional Headquarters
Roger Stephenson Architects, for Riverside Manchester

4. Community:
Winner: Taylor Young, for Kendal College Technical Studio

PRP Architects, for Project Core
MBLA, for Mere Lane Neighbourhood Health Centre, Everton

5. Un-built:
Winner: Roger Stephenson Architects, for Dale Street Hotel

Roger Stephenson Architects, for Hanover Building

6. Conservation and Re-use
Winner: PRP Architects, for he Sharp Project

ShedKM, for Boiler House
Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams, for The Harris Museum
Roger Stephenson Architects, for the Greenhouse

7. Student Projects:
Winner: Mark Ferguson and Ben Danks, for Cocoon: An Emergent Learning Network

Charlie Kentish, for East Croyden Pedestrian and Rail Bridge
Edward Robertson, for Print Foundry

Small Projects Award:
Winner:Ollier Smurthwaite: Fisher Residence

Andy Robson Prize:
Winner: Jack O'Reilly, for The Pheonix Effect

People's Prize (Voted by visitors to the exhibition):
Winner:Seven Architecture, for Colwyn Bay Watersports Hot Spot

2011 Panel of Judges:

Professor Tom Jefferies
Head of Manchester School of Architecture
Jill Burdett
Writer and Broadcaster
Adam Tillis
Ewen Miller
President, Manchester Society of Architects
Mark Percival
Vice President, Manchester Society of Architects
Glenn Ombler
Manchester Society of Architects

The MSA Design Awards 2012 are sponsored by:
Astra Signs
Hobs Reprographics

Full details of every project submitted for the Manchester Society of Architects Design Awards 2012 can be seen in the public exhibition held at CUBE Manchester from 10 - 22 May 2012.
The Awards are presented across a range of Categories, from one-off houses to large and prestigious public or commercial buildings.
The work of the city's future architects is also recognised in the form of projects by students of Manchester School of Architecture and displays made by pupils of local schools.
To view a selection of images from each Category click on the menu bar above.

113-115 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DW
Admission FREE
Open Mon-Fri 12-5:30pm, Saturdays 12-5pm, Sundays closed.

The MSA is a branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects. To find out more about the MSA and the RIBA visit and

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