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

 

Rathview & The Croft are shortlisted: Design in Mental Health Awards 2019

We are delighted to share TODD Architects designed Rathview Mental Healthcare Facility & The Croft early dementia care scheme in Newtownabbey have both been shortlisted in the Project of the Year – Newbuild category in the Design in Mental Health Awards 2019.

 

Congratulations to all involved and best of luck to the teams for the next stage.

 

Check out the full shortlist here:
 https://www.designinmentalhealth.com/awards-shortlist/

 

Four projects shortlisted for RICS NI Awards 2019

RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has announced the shortlist for this year’s RICS Awards 2019, Northern Ireland.

A record thirty-six of Northern Ireland’s most innovative and community beneficial property projects have captured the hearts of RICS judges and will now go on to compete in eight categories at this year’s awards ceremony in May. The eight categories for 2019 are; Building Conservation, Commercial, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential and Tourism & Leisure.

TODD Architects are delighted and proud to share four of our entered projects have been successfully shortlisted:

Community Benefit category:
Omagh Integrated Primary & Nursery School

Infrastructure category:
Rathview Mental Healthcare Facility
The Blossom Children & Young People’s Centre, Craigavon Area Hospital
The Croft, Abbotts Road, Newtownabbey


“What’s great about the RICS Awards is that they celebrate and recognise the community impact that these shortlisted property projects are having on their local communities, as well as the talent and collaboration of the teams behind them. Some of these shortlisted projects have helped to attract more visitors and inward investment, whilst others have provided much needed housing or vital services and infrastructure to their communities. The teams behind them should be extremely proud as many were delivered on time and within budget, and with sustainability at the heart, to ensure they are as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.”

Michael Hannaway, Chair of the RICS Awards 2019, NI judging panel.

 

The RICS NI Awards 2019 will be held on Thursday, May 30 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast, we wish the best of luck to all teams involved.

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.

 

William Keown Trust Award

It is with great honour we are delighted to announce TODD Architects designed Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex, for the Western Health and Social Care Trust, has won the William Keown Trust Prestige Access Award in recognition of their contribution to an accessible, user-friendly environment.

We would like to thank the Trust for working closely with us in shaping, developing and realising this award-winning, community focused healthcare scheme and also we would like to sincerely thank all the consultancy and design teams for all their hard work, time and input.

Congratulations to all involved!

More info on the William Keown Trust can be found here.