The Brick Development Association (BDA) has announced this year’s judging panel for the 43rd annual Brick Awards, which celebrate the most exciting examples of brick architecture in the UK and across the world.
Hilary Satchwell (shair) – director, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design
Andrew Taylor – director (Head of Planning), Countryside Properties
Catherine Burd – founding partner, Burd Haward Architects
David Cole-Adams – brick expert
Dipa Joshi – partner, Fletcher Priest Architects
Gerard Maccreanor – founding director, Maccreanor Lavington
Ian Wilson – founder, Anglian Brickwork
Jelena Cousins – creative director, Cousins & Cousins
Joanna Sutherland – design director, Haworth Tompkins
Lee Marley – managing director, Lee Marley Brickwork
Michael Driver – affiliated lecturer, University of Cambridge
Oliver Stephenson – former chairman, Carlton Brick
Tatiana von Preussen – director, vPPR Architects
Tom McGuire – managing director, Grangewood Brickwork
Vivian Chan – founding director, Studio Verve
Hilary Satchwell, director of Tibbalds and Brick Awards 2019 head judge, said: “I am really excited to be leading the judging panel for the Brick Awards 2019. Over the past year brick continues to be used extensively across an increasing range of projects reflecting its robustness and flexibility. I am really looking for projects that move forward both how we make places, and how we make buildings – with a clear interest in the detail that comes with this great material used well. The real delight of the Brick Awards for me is looking at schemes from across the UK in a broad range of contexts, uses and delivered in so many interesting ways.
“One thing that I love about the Brick Awards is that it is an opportunity for the panel of architects, planners, brick manufacturers and brick specialists to review projects together. We have a great cross disciplinary panel of judges for this year’s Awards and I know that they will give really careful consideration to all of the submissions leading to some really robust discussion and debate which I look forward to chairing. We have a great job to do!”
This year’s ceremony will consider 15 categories, celebrating clay brick’s role in housing, commercial and public projects to name a few, in addition to acknowledging exceptional technical prowess in brickwork. Domestic categories are open to UK-based projects that specify clay bricks and pavers manufactured by the Association’s members, complemented by a Worldwide category, which considers brick projects from across the globe.
Last year the title of Supreme Winner was awarded to the sublime Storey’s Field Community Centre & Nursery in Cambridge, which also won awards in both the Outdoor and Public Space categories. Located adjacent to the new primary school, the 100-place Nursery is arranged around three sides of a landscaped courtyard. The courtyard, contained by a brick paved cloister, provides a sheltered play garden for the Nursery children, solving the need for security without fences. The project bowled over judges with its playful use of brick and stunning attention to detail, finish and form.
Entries close at the end of the month with the 2019 Brick Awards being held at the Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London, on November 13, 2019.