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Bartlett Alumnus Awarded RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize

18 October 2018

2015 Bartlett Graduate Greg Storrar’s project ‘Old Shed New House’ impressed judges at the RIBA Stirling Prize party


The prestigious Stephen Lawrence Prize, which aims to encourage new and experimental architecture, celebrating and awarding projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million, was awarded to Greg Storrar earlier this month. 

Greg’s ‘Old Shed New House’ is a home nestled within the agricultural landscape of North Yorkshire. The shed – which was once a container for tools and tractors – has been transformed into a house, now home to a lifetime collection of books and art.

The three-bedroomed property includes a vast library at its heart and uses traditional construction techniques and low-cost materials throughout.


"Being awarded the Stephen Lawrence Prize was an unexpected honour," Greg said. "The first ideas for the project emerged whilst I was finishing my Master's at the Bartlett three years ago and then developed in the time I’ve been teaching here since."

Greg studied Architecture MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2) at The Bartlett School of Architecture, graduating in 2015. He is now an associate of Tonkin Liu architects and tutors Architecture BSc (ARB/RIBA Part 1) Unit 8 at The Bartlett with Thomas Pearce.

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