HLM Architects has been shortlisted for three Education Estates Awards which were announced via a ‘Virtual Shortlist Party’ on Tuesday.  The practice has been named in categories, ‘Architectural Practice of the Year’, ‘Client of the Year’ with Wokingham Borough Council, and ‘Project of the Year, Colleges & Universities’ with the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre in Sheffield.

Celebrating excellence and achievement in education, the Architectural Practice of the Year award recognises practices that have demonstrated excellence in delivering value and functionality with projects, whilst also promoting best practice in innovative design in the education sector.

Philip Watson, said, “This year we’ve significantly enhanced our capability through creation of digital tools that: enhance engagement with stakeholders; monitor the environment of emerging designs; and assess completed projects. We’re very happy to have been shortlisted in this category.”

The Client of the Year Award recognises the passion, direction, and innovation that a school, college, local authority or university has shown in either a new build or refurbishment.

Having been shortlisted for the nomination of Wokingham Borough Council, Claire Wakelin, HLM, said, “Wokingham Borough Council have consistently shown that they are a client that is motivated to provide the best possible educational settings for their pupils – from new schools and activity centres to enhancing existing SEN facilities – each tailored to the individual end user’s needs and delivered with a collaborative ethos.”

Finally, the Project of the Year Colleges & Universities Award, highlights projects that have made a difference to the educational or research experience. Shortlisted for the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) with Sheffield Hallam University, Delia Harmston, HLM, said, “At the heart of one of the most deprived areas of Sheffield, the AWRC with Sheffield Hallam University is leading work to transform the health of the nation and work with local communities to improve and enhance their wellbeing through co-locating research and innovation alongside education, health & leisure.”

Winners will be announced at the Education Estates® Digital Awards Ceremony – Premier Thursday 15 October 2020, 18:00-19:00.

Congratulations and good luck to all those shortlisted!

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