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SAW Awards

RIBA-London-Building-of-the-Year-Award-2014-235x332The first new building LSE has commissioned in over 40 years, SAW's dramatic sculptural form and unusual perforated brick façade was designed by Irish architect O’Donnell + Tuomey. Since opening its doors on 6 January 2014 it has steadily been garnering praise from students, staff and architecture critics alike|.

SAW has recently been awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award 2014. 

The building and the project team have been nominated, shortlisted and presented with various other awards, with many more to be added throughout 2014, see details below:



RIBA Awards 2014|

Category: RIBA Stirling Prize

Status: Shortlisted, winner announced 16 October 2014

Category: RIBA National Award

Status: Winner, 9th June 2014


Leaf Awards 2014|

Category: Public Building of the Year

Status: Winner, 10th October 2014

Category: Best Sustainable Development of the Year

Status: Shortlisted


Brick Awards 2014|

Category: Best Public Building

Category: Best Craftsmanship

Category: Best Education

Category: Use of Brick and Clay

Status: Shortlisted in all four categories,
              winner announced 12th November 2014


RIBA Awards 2014|

Category: RIBA London Building of the Year Award

Status: Winner, 6th May 2014

Category: RIBA Regional (London) Award

Status: Winner, 6th May 2014

Category: Client of the Year

Status: Runner up, 6th May 2014


The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland| (RIAI)

Category: International Award 2014

Status: Winner, July 2014


New London Awards 2014|

Category: Education

Status: Shortlisted


Constructing Excellence Awards 2014|

Category: Client of the Year 2014

Status: Shortlisted


Concrete Society Awards 2014|

Category: Building Award

Status: Shortlisted, winner announced 29th October 2014


AJ100 Awards 2014|

Category: Client of the Year 2014

Status: Winner, 22nd May 2014 (Awarded to LSE)


Irish Building and Design Awards 2014|

Category: International Architectural Project of the Year

Status: Winner, 11th April 2014


Irish Concrete Society Awards 2014|

Category: International Building Award

Status: Winner| (pdf), 22nd March 2014


Architectural Association of Ireland Awards|

Category: Building Award

Status: Awarded,  January 2014


New London Awards 2012|

Category: Education

Status: Winner, July 2012


The team have received praise| for the public presentation of the project.

To find out more about the project and the building visit our web pages|.