Evans McDowall Architects are proud to announce that the Digital Skills Academy at Askham Bryan College has won a ‘Commercial & Community Project’ award and ‘Sustainability’ Award.

The York Design awards encourage and promote excellence in design and conservation, striving for the highest standards which will delight present and future generations. The judging panel, chaired by Andy Davey, partner at Simpson & Brown Architects, described the Digital skills academy as;

“a sensitive modern design that successfully reinterprets the surrounding architecture and traditional buildings of this type. The well-detailed natural materials, large areas of glazing and high sloping ceilings create architecture that is uplifting and the judges congratulate all involved in achieving such a result within a tight budget.”

In considering the project for the Sustainability award the judges commented:

“While many projects cited sustainable development as a driving force in their design, one stood out for its well-balanced integration of energy efficiency, ecological design and environmental care – all achieved on a tight budget. The building is a delight for staff and students and sets an admirable example to others in the further education sector.”

For more information on the awards visit the York Design Awards website.