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June 3, 2010

RSUA 2010 Awards announced

logo_rsuaThe architect of a house on the shores of Strangford Lough has won the biggest prize at a recent ceremony honouring the work of Northern Ireland’s architects. Neil Darby received the Liam McCormick Prize for Architecture for his work on the house in Sketrick Island in Killinchy, Co Down.

The house was praised by the judges for “achieving something special “” confident and without gratuitous gestures, combined with the controlled use of a few essential moves that make enduring architecture.”

Other winners included Consarc Design Group, for its work on St Malachy’s Church in Belfast and BDP for Victoria Square in Belfast. McGarry-Moon Architects won the Wood Award for Fallahogey House and Studio.

The judging panel was chaired by Frank McDonald, environment editor of the Irish Times and also featured Michael McGarry, Queen’s University professor of architecture

The Liam McCormick Building of the Year Award and Award in residential Category -

House on Sketrick – Architect: Neil Darby Architect

Wood NI Award -

Fallahogey House & Studio – Architect: McGarry-Moon Architect

Arts Council of NI Integrated Artworks Award -

The Knockbreda Centre – Architect: Penoyre & Prasad with Todd Architects

Sustainable Design Award -

Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetland Visitor Centre – Architect: Solearth Ecological Architecture

DSD Regeneration Award -

Victoria Square – Architect: BDP

Conservation Category

Award – St Malachy’s Church – Architect: Consarc Design Group
Highly Commended – Victorian Conservatory at Ballywalter Park – Architect: Alastair Coey Architects
Commendation – Belfast City Hall – Architect: Consarc Design Group
Commendation – Ulster Hall – Architect: Consarc Design Group

Residential Category

Award – House on Sketrick – Architect: Neil Darby Architect
Highly Commended – Origami House – Architect: Jane D Burnside Architects

Category – Under £750,000

Award – Fallahogey House & Studio – Architect: McGarry-Moon Architects
Commendation – Kevin Kahan Studio – Architect: twenty two over seven

Category – Between £750,000 and £3 million

Commendation – Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetland Visitor Centre – Architect: Solearth Ecological Architecture

Category – Over £3 million

Award – Newry Railway Station – Architect: Robinson McIlwaine
Highly Commended – Grove Wellbeing Centre – Architect: Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects and Avanti Architects
Highly Commended – The Knockbreda Centre – Architect: Penoyre & Prasad with Todd Architects