A top architectural practice in the UK was named the winner of the Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).
P+HS Architects’ winning project is the Endeavour Unit at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. P+HS Architects were appointed to design the new radiotherapy satellite unit and refurbish the existing Chemotherapy day unit, as well as a number of existing LINAC treatment rooms.
The design philosophy for the new standalone unit was to provide cancer patients with the most technically advanced building for treatment whilst maintaining a holistic approach to their care within an environment which was more ‘hotel’ than ‘hospital’ in appearance.
Stephen Hatcher MCIAT, Chartered Architectural Technologist, of P+HS Architects said:
“Not only is this particular Award one of, if not the most, prestigious Award within our industry but The Endeavour Unit is also a project of which I am extremely proud. I’m a firm believer that architecture is not just about bricks and mortar but about the opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives through good design. It is verysatisfying to know that this project has and will continue to positively impact on patients receiving treatment for cancer in the Teesside area.”
Highly Commended went to Lee Wardman MCIAT of Wardmans Architectural Services for Studford Luxury Lodges. These are completely new short-term holidaylet homes located in the secluded woodland with the stunning surroundings of the North Yorkshire Moors. The lodges employ the latest biomass technology.
Commended was presented to Julie Staunton MCIAT from Studio Four Architects Ltd. for the New Lifeboat Station in Cowes which overcame a number of technological and logistical issues to convert an existing building.
Kevin Crawford MCIAT, Vice-President Technical and Chair of the judging panel said:
‘We are delighted that the winners of this Award have continued to demonstrate the importance that the Architectural Technology discipline has to play in creating our environment and how it leads in creating designs that perform and function. The technologically advanced, environmentally conscious and aesthetically pleasing work effectively showcases our profession and will undoubtedly inspire others.’