St Hilda's receives a RIBA South Award for new buildings

23rd May 2023
Glass-front Pavilion is pictured next to the river, with punts to the right. Behind it, you can see the new Anniversary Building peaking out from behind a tree.

The College has recently won a prestigious RIBA South Award for our Anniversary Building and Pavilion, designed by architects Gort Scott. The award recognises exceptional architecture in the southern region of the UK and is highly coveted within the architectural community.

The Anniversary Building and Pavilion are new additions to St Hilda's College and are home to a new Lodge, a modern graduate common room, administrative offices, and student rooms, as well as incredible rooftop meeting rooms and a riverside Pavilion. The design, which seamlessly blends in with the existing College buildings, has been praised for its attention to detail and use of sustainable materials. The judges were particularly impressed with how the Anniversary Building and Pavilion have 'created a real sense of place while enhancing and reimagining the College’s landscape'. 

The RIBA Awards, which are now in their 51st year, recognise the outstanding work of architects in the UK across various categories. This year's winners were selected from over 90 entries and will now go onto the RIBA National Awards to compete at a national level.