Rathview Mental Health has been shortlisted for the RSUA Awards 2020

We are delighted to tell you Rathview Mental Health Facility designed by TODD Architects has been shortlisted for the RSUA Awards 2020.

Located on a greenfield historic site on the outskirts of Omagh, Rathview Mental Health Facility scheme reflects vernacular influences, particularly in the approach to the overall scale and mass with various key components grouped into defined, legible elements.

The building is divided into two distinct areas; a twelve-bed Discharge Unit and a six-bed Recovery Unit, each arranged around individual courtyards. The development includes a central entrance canopy, car-parking and a service access for waste disposal and gas delivery.

The arrival canopy serves as a sheltered area for clients and visitors and a focal link to the two courtyards either side, with a physical link to the courtyard adjacent to the discharge apartments.

The main elements of accommodation are linked by flat roofed single storey circulation spaces. These areas act as the social and connecting spaces between the rooms. As a result of their physical and visual lightweight nature they afford views to and between the internal courtyards and beyond to the landscape and external spaces. The overall height is one storey which responds to the heights of the existing buildings.

BBH Award for Best Dementia Care Development

TODD Architects – Building Better Healthcare Award for Best Dementia Care Development.

The Croft Early Dementia Care Facility, Newtownabbey, recently won the BBH Award for Best Dementia Care Development.

The TODD designed project consists of 24 self-contained apartments arranged as a village, its main aim is to encourage people living with early-stage dementia, to lead a conventional, comfortable and dignified life. The domestic scaled project has varying sized apartments tailored for each residents’ individual needs. The use of color and wayfinding helps encourage residents to gain further independence and interact in many of the shared social spaces and internal streets. Small but thoughtful touches such as ‘memory boxes’ at the residents front door helps with recognition and ownership. The overall design combines independent, non-institutional patient accommodation within a framework that allows for care and supervision.

The BHH judging panel praised the scheme “This is a fantastic for everyone, but particularly for people with dementia”, TODD are proud to have designed this scheme and the impact it will have on The Crofts residents and carers.

OIPS won William Keown Trust Awards

TODDs designed Omagh Integrated primary school and nursery recently won the, William Keown Trust’s 2019 Prestige Access Awards. The award is given to those in the construction industry who have gone the extra mile when either constructing with the less able bodied in mind. The building design, approach and user interaction have sympathetically been tailored to suit people with disabilities. The judges declared that Omagh Integrated Primary School and Nursery is a ‘must stop and take note of facility’ for every designer and architect in to-day’s society and would be every child’s dream to be part of. TODD have always taken pride in designing places for people, with OIPS this was key to its success. Accessibility, the use of colour, the extensive inclusive facilities provides a beautiful and functional design for all.

RIAI Awards 2019

TODD Architects are delighted to share Rathview Mental Healthcare facility came Commended in the RIAI Public Choice Awards, in the Wellbeing category. Thank you to all who voted for our project!

2019 marked the 30th year of the prestigious architecture RIAI Awards, with 23 Award Winners announced across 14 categories. All of the projects on the shortlist have been designed by RIAI-registered architects, and were completed in 2018, with the shortlisted projects decided outcome determined by the 10,000 votes cast, the Public Choice Award.

 

“The wide variety of projects included in this year’s shortlist demonstrates the diversity of great work being carried out by architects at home and abroad.  Their contribution is invaluable in terms of enriching our daily lives – our homes, schools and colleges, hospitals and the public spaces we enjoy”.

David Browne, RIAI President

“The standard of entries was very high this year. The jury have been visiting the shortlisted projects throughout the country and had a challenging task. The shortlist was made up of exceptional projects including residential homes, commercial spaces, schools, heritage locations and public spaces and it’s encouraging that Irish people recognise the value that Irish architects add to all aspects of the built environment, supporting Ireland’s educational, economic and social infrastructure.”

Carole Pollard, FRIAI, Chair of the Jury

 

View the full RIAI Awards 2019 Announcement feature here.

Moving on Up: TODD Architects ranked 64 in AJ100 2019

TODD Architects have been officially ranked 64th in the Architects Journal 100 top UK practices of 2019.

This indicates the practice has moved up four places from last year (68th), and marks the 10th (non-consecutive) year we have been included in the this prestigious top 100 list of UK practices.

The AJ100 survey, examines areas such as fees, salary levels and reflects international activity, practice diversity and Awards won throughout the year. The latest results are also politically significant this year as they reveal a resilient performance from the UK’s largest architectural practices, which as a cohort saw increases in architect numbers, salaries and fee income during 2018- despite the imminent shadow of Brexit up ahead.

 

We regard this important accolade as a tribute to our hard working and ever growing teams across our three offices in Belfast, Dublin and London and to our Management teams efforts in continually investing in and working to develop and expand our sectorial portfolio and client base. Congratulations to all for your commitment and dedication, we recognize our team is our most valuable asset.

 

Other significant outcomes from the AJ100 revealed that BIM is now practically universal, with 93 per cent of practices declaring that they made extensive use of it, the highest proportion of any individual technology – compared with 59 per cent five years ago and Revit Architecture is now very widely employed, being extensively used by 86 per cent of practices, up from just over half five years ago. We are proud to be counted as one of these innovative and forward thinking practices who utilize both design technology systems.

AJ100 practices are showing an increasing concern with their staffs’ happiness. Asked to allocate 100 points across six factors that might be considered to contribute to the success of a practice, they once again ranked client satisfaction and repeat business highest but ‘being a good place to work’ is now in second place, swapping places with ‘creativity’.

 

These survey findings accurately reflect our own TODD Architects practice ethos and values of prioritizing client satisfaction, being a good place to work and team creativity, values which we have always regarded as the true signs of practice progression and success.

 

The AJ100 2019 Rankings & Information 

 

Insightful AJ100 2019 Survey Facts & Findings

 

Winners: RICS NI Awards 2019

We are thrilled to share TODD Architects designed Craigavon Area Hospital: Blossom Children’s & Young People Centre won in its Infrastructure Award category and Omagh Integrated Primary School came Highly Commended in the Community Benefit category at last nights RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) NI Awards, held at the Crowne Plaza, Belfast.

Congratulations and well deserved to both design teams, clients and all contractors involved.

 

A record thirty-six of Northern Ireland’s most innovative and community beneficial property projects were shortlisted for this years Awards, across eight categories: Building Conservation, Commercial, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential and Tourism & Leisure.

 

All Northern Ireland winners go on to compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final in November 2019, for the chance to be crowned the overall UK winner in their respective category.