Britain's Best Architects


Britain's Best Architects who have won one or more RIBA Awards for library buildings since 2000 are listed below with their award winning projects and with links to the firms' websites.

The criteria for inclusion in our list of Britain's Best Architects are that:

- The firm must be an RIBA Chartered Practice.
- The firm must have won at least three RIBA Awards (for any type of building) since 2000.

We recommend the firms listed below as outstanding candidates for consideration if you are compiling a short list of architects for a library project. 
Adjaye Associates London

2005: Idea Store, Poplar,  London E14.

2006: Idea Store, Whitechapel, London.


Associated Architects Birmingham.

2008: Kings School Library, Worcester.

2009: David Wilson Library.

Bennetts Associates London.

2005: Jubilee Library, Brighton.

Building Design Partnership London.

2010: Cardiff Central Library.


Faulkner Browns Newcastle.

2016: Hebburn Central Library.

2017: The  Word library, South Tyneside.

Haworth Tomkins London

2014: London Library, London.

Penoyre & Prasad London.

2010: Crawley Library.

Stanton Williams London.

2014: Britten Pears Archive, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

Wright & Wright London.

2003: Women's Library, London.

2017: Magdalen College Library, Cambridge.

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Britain's Best Architects listed by building type: Arts Centres, Botanical, Bridges, Car Parks, Civic Buildings, Community Centres, Conference Centres, Conservation, Further Education, Healthcare, Hotels, Housing, Industrial, Libraries, Mixed Use, Museums & Galleries, Offices, Private Houses, Public Art & Memorials, Religious, Retail, Schools, Sports, Theatres & Concert Halls, Transport, Universities, Urban Design, Visitor Centres.

Publisher: The Britain's Best Architects website is published by Extonet Ltd. It is edited by Dr Alex Reid, formerly Director General of the Royal Institute of British Architects.


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