Do you have a project that you would like to receive recognition for? CIAT is inviting entrants to apply for two of the Institute's most important open Awards of the year - The Open Award for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology and the Alan King Award. The 2009 winners featured in the last issue of AT, with the recipients of the Technical Excellence award appearing on the front cover. Technical Excellence Award The Open Award for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology is the Institute's most prestigious Award. Since its introduction in 1995 it has been presented to a wide variety of winners including Grimshaws, Foster and Partners, HKSAR ( Hong Kong) and Chetwood Associates. The 2009 recipients were Stephenson Bell Architects for Manchester Central Convention Complex. Speaking of the practice's win, Chris Rodgers TCIAT of Stephenson Bell said, ' We are delighted to have won this Award - it is very prestigious, plus it is the first year we have entered and it is a proud achievement. Winning this Award was something I wanted to achieve personally in my career.' To be in with a chance of winning, entrants Technical Excellence Award first prize winners will receive a cast plaque for permanent attachment to the project, certificate and £ 1500. Your time for recognition The Technical Excellence and Alan King Awards 2010; rewarding excellence in Architectural Technology AWARDS 22ATMARCH- APRIL2010 Above and right: part of the winning project of the Technical Excellence Award 2009 by Stephenson Bell Architects.
must demonstrate their achievement of technical excellence in construction by illustrating the composition of ideas put into practice and presented in a working format. The successful applicants will be publicised in AT and will receive prizes based on their level of achievement. The first prize winner will be awarded a cast plaque for permanent attachment to the project, along with a certificate and £ 1500 prize money. Winners of the Highly Commended and Commended prize will both receive a plaque and certificate, along with £ 750 and £ 550 respectively. The Alan King Award This award, which sits alongside the Technical Excellence Award, was launched in 2005 to mark the Institute's 40th anniversary and takes its name from the Institute's first Chairman, Alan King PCSAAT HonMBIAT. Recognising technical excellence in projects in the region of £ 750k or under, the Alan King Award was last year presented to Andre Bisson MCIAT of A7 Design for the Le Rocher project in Guernsey. He said of the win, ' This is a very proud achievement for my practice, it was totally beyond our expectations to be informed that we were the winners of this Award. I hope that us being a very small practice in a very small island will inspire future members to enter the Award in the future.' He added, ' We are sure that there are many other Architectural Technologists and Architectural Technicians in the industry who deserve recognition for their hard work and contribution to architecture of our times.' As for the Technical Excellence Award, all entrants need to demonstrate their achievement of technical excellence in construction by showing how their ideas were formed, put into practice and presented in a working format. The winner will feature in AT alongside the Highly Commended and Commended entries, and each will receive a plaque and certificate along with £ 1500, £ 750 and £ 550 respectively. For more information and guidelines on how to enter, please see the application form which is included as an insert in this issue. The winners in each category will be presented with their Awards by the Institute's President, Barry Le Beuvant at the Annual General Meeting in October. So if you want to join the respected ranks of previous Technical Excellence and Alan King Award winners, fill in the application form and tell us about your project - you may find yourself on these pages in the not-too- distant future. AWARDS ATMARCH- APRIL2010 23 Right: 2009 Alan King Award winning project by Andre Bisson MCIAT.