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QMUL ranks among best for its architecture, according to study

QMUL has been revealed as one of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s top 21 architectural clients of the last decade, according to recent analysis published by Architects Journal.

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The Blizard Building
The Blizard Building

The study showed that QMUL has won three RIBA Awards over the last ten years - one of only four institutions to secure three or more awards in that period.

QMUL was recognised for the Blizard Building in Whitechapel, Drapers’ Academy in Romford and Richard Fielden House in Mile End.

Stephen Wells, Director of Estates and Facilities, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised for the impact our buildings have made over the past decade and we aim to maintain these high architectural standards with projects like the new Graduate Centre which is currently being built.”   

Professor Philip Ogden, Senior Advisor to President and Principal Simon Gaskell, and Chairman of The Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF), which is dedicated to promoting high quality design across the University sector, commented on the presence of universities in the analysis: “These results demonstrate universities across the country are pursuing an agenda of design quality aimed at improving the student experience and maintaining the highest quality of research. The quality of universities’ estates is becoming increasingly important and there are some wonderful examples of outstanding design. HEDQF would like warmly to congratulate these institutions on their achievement and is confident universities will continue to commission innovative and inspiring architecture.”

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