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West Court wins national architecture award

Our new West Court development has collected yet another prize - winning a RIBA National Award 2018.

Announced at a ceremony last week, the award citation states: "This extension to Jesus College manages the difficult trick of feeling entirely old fashioned in its use of hand crafted materials like oak, elm, red clay floor tiles and a soft red brick while remaining entirely modern in its loose geometry, use of daylight and simplicity of forms." 

Six of the 49 projects presented with a RIBA National Award will go on to be shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize for best building of the year.

These latest awards come after previous wins at the RIBA East Awards in May - including an individual award for architect and alumnus Tom McGlynn (1998) of Niall McLaughlin Architects - a win in the Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building category at the Cambridge Design and Construction Awards, and being named overall winner at the American Institute of Architects UK Chapter Excellence in Design Awards 2018.

West Court is the largest addition to the historic Jesus College site in modern times. This amazing space includes the180 seat Frankopan Hall, Laura Case medical teaching suite, guest and conference accommodation, a café bar, research space and student social areas - benefitting our students, academics and alumni. The development was officially opened by His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex in October 2017.

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