Transforming UCL


22 Gordon Street wins RIBA Regional Award

25 May 2017

22 Gordon Street, the new home for The Bartlett School of Architecture, has won a RIBA London Award, announced on 22 May 2017.

Kevin Argent and Euan Macdonald collect RIBA award for 22 Gordon Street. Image credit: Agnese Sanvito

22 Gordon Street, formerly known as Wates House, is the first major Transforming UCL projects on the UCL Bloomsbury campus to be completed. Designed by Hawkins\Brown, the facility was praised for its 'successful adaption and extension of the existing building to meet the complex requirements of the School of Architecture'.

The project, a 'deep-retrofit', retained the core of the former Wates House, building upwards and outwards to provide approximately 3000m2 more space for teaching, making and research. The jury saw 'great potential' in the many flexible, open spaces, and noted the major achievement in providing a desk space for every student.

The London winners will now go forward to join other regional winners in the competition for the RIBA National Awards, which will be announced in July.

Read the RIBA report here: www.architecture.com/awards-and-competitions-landing-page/awards/riba-regional-awards/riba-london-award-winners/2017/the-bartlett-school-of-architecture