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Snug was the 70th most awarded practice in 2017

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

If industry prizes are the marker of success, which architectural practices came out on top this year? The RIBA Journal thought it was time to find out. The list was published in this months Journal and we were delighted to see we came joint 70th.

Here is the list of our awards successes from 2017:

Civic Trust Awards – Winner

RIBA Southwest Awards – Shortlisted

MacEwen Awards – Shortlisted

LABC ‘Best Individual Home’ E.Anglia – Winner

GAGA ‘In Detail’ Award – Winner

South Coast Property Awards – Best Practice of the Year – Nominated

ICE Innovation Award – Shortlisted

ICE South Award for Engineering Excellence – Shortlisted

ICE Best Infrastructure Project – Shortlisted

South Coast Property Awards – Regeneration Project of the Year – Finalist

South Coast Property Awards – Development of the Year – Finalist

South Coast Property Awards – Architect of the Year – Shortlisted

Concrete Society Awards – Shortlisted

RIBA Southwest Awards – Shortlisted

 

Designing more than 1% of houses

Monday, March 26th, 2018

A quick review of the net housing supply data for last year reveals that we are designing over 1% of the office to residential conversions delivered under Prior Approval.  There were 17,751 in the year 16/17, up from just under 13,000 the year before. If we assume a similar number for this year we will have designed well above 1% of them. It feels good to be making a meaningful contribution to solving the #housingcrisis

Snug wins a Civic Trust Award

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

We are delighted to have been awarded a Civic Trust Award @CTAwards #CTA2018 for our Milford-on-Sea Beach Huts and Public Realm Improvements. The Civic Trust Awards were launched in 1959 and are the oldest architectural and built environment awards scheme in Europe, committed to ‘recognising the best in the built environment.’ 

It is a great moment for us and we are humbled to be one of only thirteen UK award winners. A huge thank you to Ryan Bond, the project architect and our design partners, Ramboll. This sort of project would not be possible without a great client and we want to thank New Forest District Council for believing in us and our ideas. It was not always easy. Knights Brown, the contractors, were also excellent and a pleasure to work with.

What was of note at this years ceremony was the strength of architectural talent now residing in Hampshire. No less than two awards and one commendation went to Hampshire firms; Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt, Design Engine and Snug. An achievement our region should rightly be very satisfied with.

A final surprise for us was to discover our project was on the front page of the awards publication!

Helping clients is helping us!

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Snug’s founding director, Paul Bulkeley, has been interviewed for a fascinating article by the Royal Institute of British Architects on architects fees and how these can better align with client priorities. See the link below to the article:

https://www.architecture.com/knowledge-and-resources/knowledge-landing-page/help-your-client-to-help-yourself

 

 

The Wall takes a major step forward

Friday, January 19th, 2018

We received good news this week from the team at The Wall of Answered Prayer, @thewall2020, an International RIBA Competition where we have been shortlisted to the last four. Their press release says; ‘We are delighted to announce that The Wall has been given a plot of land for the project.  Over the next few months we will be continuing meetings with politicians and local churches before our announcement in June. The reason we are not announcing the location before then is because we need to undergo due diligence with the land, undertaking archaeological and geological surveys to eliminate any potential issues that we may have overlooked. It’s an amazing story of how God has connected us with the landowner which we will share in due course. As you can imagine, we are absolutely thrilled and in awe of God’s goodness!’

It is great to see the project making progress and we look forward to working with them to develop our design later this year. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/TheWallofAnsweredPrayer/

Milford Beach Huts survive their first proper test

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

#StormEleanor battered the country last night and this morning we awoke to the result. Here are some photographs of our inhabited sea defences at Milford-on-sea following the storm. They clearly took a serious pounding but did exactly what they were designed to do. They survived. No reported injuries! Just a serious amount of shingle to be cleared away.

 

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2017 Review

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Here are some highlights of 2017.

Down to the last four in the international competition for The Wall of Answered Prayer

 

The Valley received planning permission.

Woodlands shortlisted for the RIBA Regional Awards.

Planning permission won at appeal for 24 apartments in the New Forest National Park.

Milford-on-sea beach huts completed.

Our Milford-on-sea beach huts wins the first of seven awards/shortlistings!

Finalist for Best Architectural Practice at the South Coast Property Awards.

The Central Winchester SPD gets council approval. It was a pleasure to collaborate with JTP on this and a number of other projects this year.

Selected as one on nine RIBA role model practices.

Lovely office day our visiting some of our completed projects with the team.

Thank you to all our staff and clients for another good year. Happy Christmas to you all and a prosperous New Year.

 

Snug on longlist for RIBA MacEwen Awards 2018

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

 

We are over the moon to have been longlisted for the @RIBAJ #MacEwenAwards2018. This is one of those awards that really does mean a lot to us and it is great to be down to the last 24. What a lovely way to end the year.

 

The MacEwen Awards celebrate ‘architecture for the common good’, something that aligns with our values. The other long listed entries can be found at: https://www.ribaj.com/macewen-2018

Orchard House completes

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Orchard House, our latest one-off house, is now complete and looking great. Here is a sneak preview of perhaps the most modern new addition to Winchester’s housing stock. We are looking forward to seeing the final professional photography in a few weeks. #modernisthouse #modernism #modernhouse

Proud supporters of BizMin

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

We are pleased to support the launch of a new organisation called BizMin which launched its website www.bizmin.org on the 31st October, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The organisation is committed to promoting ‘business as ministry’, encouraging entrepreneurs to lead companies based on service rather than self interest. The organisation is founded by Paul Bulkeley, Snug’s founding director, and provides resources and workshops that explore how to do business based on the teaching of the Bible, the same Christian teaching that underpinned the emergence of modern capitalism and the Protestant Work Ethic and informed the business ethic of many of our greatest entrepreneurs and their companies, including Joseph Rowntree, William Laing, and the Rank’s.

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