Britain's Best Architects

Visitor Centres

Britain's Best Architects who have won one or more RIBA Awards for visitor centres 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 visitor centre project. 

Burd Haward Architects London

2016: Mottisfont Visitor Facilities, Romsey.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Bath.

2003: Painshill Park Visitors Centre.

2013: National Trust, Chedworth Roman Villa.

Glen Howells Architects Birmingham.

2007: The Savill Building, Windsor.

Grimshaw Architects London.

2001: Eden Project, Bodelva, St.Austell, Cornwall.

Hodder & Partners Manchester.

2001: National Wildflower Centre, Liverpool.


Hugh Broughton Architects London

2001: Blair Castle Visitor Facilities, Perthshire, Scotland

Marks Barfield London.

2000: London Eye.

2017: British Airways i360, Brighton.


Munkenbeck & Partners London

2002: Mount Stuart Visitors' Centre, Isle of Bute.

Penoyre & Prasad London.

2000: Millennium Centre Eastbrooken Country Park, Dagenham, Essex.

Stanton Williams London.

2003: Whitby Abbey Visitor Centre.

2005: Tower Hill Environs Scheme.

van Heyningen & Haward London.

2003: Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre.

2007: RSPB Environment & Education Centre, Rainham Marshes.

2017: Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester Cathedral.

Walters & Cohen London.

2005: Visitor Centre, Wakehurst Place, West Sussex.

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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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