30/09/2020 - Today the RIBA | Royal Institute of British Architects announced that, due to ongoing public health concerns, all RIBA Awards judging (including Regional, National and Stirling) has been postponed until next year. To maintain the consistency and rigour of our judging process, all RIBA Award winning projects must be visited in person, therefore it is unfortunately not possible to continue with this year’s awards.
All projects which have already been shortlisted for a 2020 RIBA Regional Award will be included in our 2021 RIBA Awards, which will open for entries shortly.
RIBA President Alan Jones said:
“The RIBA Awards have been an annual celebration of architectural excellence for decades. Over the summer we explored flexible options for judging within the current public health challenges, however given the increasing infection rates and local restrictions, we have no option but to press pause for 2020.
Our awards are judged in person, and as much as our teams of judges and staff are keen to visit and select the best new buildings in the UK, now is not the moment. Congratulations to all those projects which have been shortlisted for an award – we look forward to visiting next year.”
Main image: Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawley - 2019 Stirling Prize Winner | Photo Tim Crocker