RIBA international book awards 2008

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the four winners of the 2008 RIBA International Book Awards.

RIAS man wins award

Neil Baxter, secretary of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, has received a Lord Provost’s Award from Glasgow’s First Citizen, Bob Winter.

RIBA award winners announced

The Royal Institute of British Architects names Britain's best buildings.

Carillion wins safety award

Carillion has won a prestigious safety award from one of the world's leading training and advisory bodies.

RIBA competitions exhibition

A new spring exhibition organised by the RIBA Competitions Office opens in Manchester in May showing a selection of recent competition results.

Colleges win design award

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC), in association with the RIBA, has announced Matthew Boulton College, Birmingham and Usworth Sixth Form College, Sunderland, as the joint winners of the Further Education Design Excellence Awards 2008.

Beswick regeneration is ‘most considerate site` in the UK

A construction project in Beswick has beaten 6,500 sites to be named the UK's "Most Considerate Site" at the 2008 National Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards.

Carillion wins Gold Considerate Constructors award

Carillion has received a Gold Considerate Constructors award for its £185m printing facility in North London.

Crawford Partnership wins St Leger

The Crawford Partnership has won the RIBA competition for the design of a suitable and innovative solution for the extension and adaptation of a number of one bedroom bungalows scattered throughout the Doncaster area.

Jean Nouvel takes Pritzker Prize

French architect Jean Nouvel has been chosen as the 2008 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Edward Cullinan receives RIBA Gold Medal

The British architect Edward (Ted) Cullinan has received one of architecture's most prestigious prizes, the Royal Gold Medal.

Mendip building projects awarded

Toilets, a sports centre and changing rooms are among the more unusual winners in an awards scheme to honour the best buildings in Mendip.

Kings Cross wins London Mayor's award

The transformation of Kings Cross was a clear winner at the Mayor of London Planning Awards. The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise outstanding achievements in planning by individuals and organisations.

Cannock housing development wins building award

A landmark housing development in Cannock has won an industry award.

Second RIBA Foster scholarship

Following the success of the inaugural travelling scholarship, which funded Ben Masterton-Smith's research topic - the Emerging East: Exploring and Experiencing the Asian Communist City – the RIBA and Norman Foster announce that a second travel grant of £6,000 will be awarded to one student this year, selected from over 100 architecture schools with RIBA validation in the UK and abroad.

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