Britain's Best Architects

University Buildings

Britain's Best Architects who have won one or more RIBA Awards for university 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 university building project. 

Allies & Morrison London.

2005: Fitzwilliam College Gatehouse, Cambridge.

2006: Girton College Library & Archive, Cambridge.

Bennetts Associates London.

2009: Potterrow Development, University of Edinburgh.

Building Design Partnership London.

2006: The Saltire Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University.

2008: Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth.

2011: University of Wales, Newport, City Campus.

Consarc Belfast

2002: Great Hall Restoration, Queen's University Belfast.

Cullinan Studio London.

2001: Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

2003: Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge.

Design Engine Architects Winchester.

2008: University Centre, University of Winchester.

2014: John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford Brookes University..

Dixon Jones London.

2002: Said Business School, University of Oxford.

2013: Said Business School, University of Oxford.

DSDHA London.

2009: Moller Centre, Cambridge.

Emrys Architects London.

2009: Imperial College, London.


Faulkner Browns Newcastle.

2010: CitySpace, University of Sunderland.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Bath.

2003: Oxtalls Campus, University of Gloucester.

2008: Richard Feilden House, Queen Mary University.

2013: Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University.

2014: Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Foster & Partners London.

2005: Faculty Building, Imperial College, London.

Glen Howells Architects Birmingham.

2008: National Film & Television School.

2012: Royal Veterinary College Student Village.

Grimshaw Architects London.

2009: University College London, Cancer Institute.

Hawkins Brown London.

2009: Chemistry Department, Oxford University.

2010: School of Arts, University of Kent.

Haworth Tomkins Architects London.

2010: The Sackler Building, Royal College of Art, London.

Hopkins Architects London.

2001: Faculty Building, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham.

2011: Newton & Arkwright Buildings, Nottingham Trent University.

Jestico + Whiles London.

2009: Mountbatten Building, University of Southampton.

2016: National Graphene Institute, University of Manchester.

John McAslan & Partners London.

2002: Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1.

2008: Post Graduate Statistics Centre, Lancaster University.

2008: John Galsworthy Building, Kingston University.

2011: Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University.

MJP Architects London.

2006: Senior Common Room, St.John's College, Oxford.

2011: Kendrew Quadrangle, St.John's College, Oxford.

Niall McLaughlin Architects London.

2011: Centre for Competitive Creative Design, Cranfield University.

2012: Student accommodation, Somerville College, Oxford.

Nicholas Hare Architects London.

2007: Richard Doll Building, University of Oxford, Oxford.

2007: Student Services Centre, Southampton.

Reiach and Hall Architects Edinburgh.

2003: Wolfson Medical School, Glasgow.

2008: Arts Faculty Builidng, University of St.Andrews.

2009: Beatson Institute, University of Glasgow.

Richard Murphy Architects Edinburgh.

2003: Jack Kilby Computer Centre, Napier University, Edinburgh.

Rick Mather Architects London

2004: Sloane Robinson Building, Keble College, Oxford.

2010: Liverpool John Moores University Art & Design Academy.

2010: Corpus Christi Auditorium, Oxford.

RMJM London.

2002: The William Gates Building, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.

2005: Chemistry Research Laboratory, Oxford.

2008: Information Commons, University of Sheffield.

2010: The Gateway, Buckinghamshire New University.


Sergison Bates

2015: HULT International Business School, London

Sheppard Robson London.

2008: Animal Teaching Hospital, University of Liverpool.

Stanton Williams London.

2012: Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

2012: Central St.Martin's Campus, Kings Cross, London.

Tim Ronalds Architects London.

2013: University of Kent.

van Heyningen & Haward London.

2009: Clare College, Cambridge.

Wright & Wright London.

2009: Corpus Christi 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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