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UCL Bartlett staff dominate competition shortlist

14 August 2007

Three architects who teach at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture have each made it to the six-strong shortlist for a competition to design a new office building in Preston.

The Bartlett trio - CJ Lim, Ben Addy and Stuart Piercy - join architects from Hamburg, Rotterdam and New York on the shortlist, which has been whittled down from 50 entries.

Competitors were set the challenge of producing concepts for an exceptional piece of architecture, which would have a strong visual presence as well as providing a high quality office environment.

RIBA Architect Adviser and panel member for the competition Nazar Sayigh said: "It was a pleasure to review such a varied and diverse response to the competition, which provided an enlightening snapshot of current architectural thinking. The standard was very high, with the majority of teams entering comprehensive submissions with evocative diagrams, drawings and images. Entrants engaged with the challenges set down by the brief with intelligent, considered and often inspired approaches. It was also encouraging to see the number of submissions that carefully considered the environmental and ecological aspects of the brief.

The six selected architects will be invited to make presentations to the jury panel and a winner will be announced in mid-October 2007. To find out more about the UCL Bartlett, use the link at the top of this article.