Britain's Best Architects

Museums & Galleries

Britain's Best Architects who have won one or more RIBA Awards for museum and gallery 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 museum or gallery project. 

Adam Khan Architects London

2014: Seizure Gallery, Wakefield, Yorkshire.

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris London.

2000: Work & Learn Zone, Millennium Dome, Greenwich

Allies & Morrison London.

2004: Horniman Museum & Gardens, London.

2008: Royal Observatory, London.

Building Design Partnership London.

2002: Science Centre, Pacific Quay, Glasgow.

Cullinan Studio London.

2002: Downland Gridshell, Weald & Downland Museum, Chichester.

2012: BFI Master Film Store.

David Chipperfield London

2012: Turner Contemporary, Margate.

2012: The Hepworth, Wakefield.

Dixon Jones London.

2006: National Gallery East Wing and Central Portico, London.

Ellis Williams Architects Preston Brook.

2003: Baltic, Gateshead.

2011: Mostyn Gallery, Wales.

Eric Parry London.

2012: Holburne Museum, Bath.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Bath.

2002: Earth Centre, Doncaster.

2003: Yorkshire Sculpture Park Visitor Centre.

2006: Underground Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

2007: National Cold War Exhibition, Cosford.

Foster & Partners London.

2003: Great Court, British Museum, London.

Glen Howells Architects Birmingham.

2007: Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.

Hopkins Architects London.

2001: Dynamic Earth Centre, Edinburgh.

2003: Manchester Art Gallery.


Hugh Broughton Architects London.

2016: Portland Collection, Worksop.

John McAslan & Partners London.

2009: 82 Derngate, Northampton.

Keith Williams Architects London.

2014: The Novium Museum, Chichester.

Long & Kentish London.

2003: Falmouth Maritime Museum.

2007: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.

MJP Architects London.

2001: Wellcome Wing, Science Museum, London.

MUMA London.

2008: The Exchange, Newlyn.

2008: Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn.

2010: Medieval & Renaissance Galleries, V&A Museum, London.

2015: The Whitworth, Manchester.

OMI Architects Manchester.

2011: Creswell Crags Museum & Education Centre.

Panter Hudspith, London.

2006: The Collection, Lincoln.

2007: Oxford Castle Heritage Project, Oxford.

Pringle Richards Sharratt London.

2001: Oldham Art Gallery.

2003: Sheffield Millennium Galleries & Winter Garden.

Purcell London.

2008: Blaenavon Heritage Centre, Torfaen, Wales.

2008: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton.

Rick Mather Architects London.

2010: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.


Rogers Stirk Harbour London

2017: British Museum Conservation Centre, London.

van Heyningen & Haward London.

2011: No.1 Smithery, Chatham Dockyard.

Wilkinson Eyre Architects London.

2006: National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

2014: Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth.

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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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