RIBA Announces Shortlist for 2017 Stephen Lawrence Prize





The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist of 6 projects competing for the Stephen Lawrence Prize. Now in its 20th year, the prize is the highest honor in the UK awarded to projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million.

Previous winners of the award include House of Trace by Tsuruta Architects (2016); The Fishing Hut by Niall McLaughlin Architects (2015); House No 7 by Denizen Works (2014); Montpelier Community Nursery by AY Architects (2013); Kings Grove by Duggan Morris Architects (2012); and St Patrick’s Primary School Library and Music Room by Coffey Architects (2011). 

The 2017 shortlist is:

The Compound, Birmingham / BPN Architects
Former textile factory turned into an art venue, a workshop and a client’s home


The Compound, Birmingham / BPN Architects. Image © Tom Bird

The Compound, Birmingham / BPN Architects. Image © Tom Bird

Fallahogey Studio, Kilrea, Northern Ireland / McGarry-Moon Architects
Studio space set within the garden of the architects’ award winning house 


Fallahogey Studio, Kilrea, Northern Ireland / McGarry-Moon Architects. Image © Adam Currie

Fallahogey Studio, Kilrea, Northern Ireland / McGarry-Moon Architects. Image © Adam Currie

Houseboat, Poole, Dorset / Mole Architects with Rebecca Granger Architects
A new nautical-inspired house overlooking Poole harbour


Houseboat, Poole, Dorset / Mole Architects with Rebecca Granger Architects. Image © Rory Gardiner

Houseboat, Poole, Dorset / Mole Architects with Rebecca Granger Architects. Image © Rory Gardiner

Peacock House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk / BHSF Architekten with Studio-P
Suburban courtyard home complete with studio space for a private art collection


Peacock House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk / BHSF Architekten with Studio-P. Image © Benedikt Redmann

Peacock House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk / BHSF Architekten with Studio-P. Image © Benedikt Redmann

Silver House, Swansea, Wales / Hyde + Hyde Architects
Concrete, timber and steel layered family home overlooking the Bristol Channel


Silver House, Swansea, Wales / Hyde + Hyde Architects. Image © David Schnabel

Silver House, Swansea, Wales / Hyde + Hyde Architects. Image © David Schnabel

Wolfson Tree Management Centre, Tetbury, Gloucestershire / Invisible StudioTwin timber buildings to house equipment and staff facilities at the National Arboretum


Wolfson Tree Management Centre, Tetbury, Gloucestershire / Invisible Studio. Image © Andy Matthews

Wolfson Tree Management Centre, Tetbury, Gloucestershire / Invisible Studio. Image © Andy Matthews

The winner of the 2017 Stephen Lawrence Prize will be announced alongside the RIBA Stirling Prize at a ceremony on October 31st in London.

Learn more about the award, here.

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