The awards entries are now open and you can download the entry form below. There will be 14 unique award categories, ranging from commercial and community to built and unbuilt. This year’s judge will be announced shortly.
2019 Judge and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Norman Foster
In 2019, we were honoured to have Lord Norman Foster judge our awards and accept the MSA Lifetime Achievement Award, probably the only award he’d yet to win! Here he is, accepting his award and explaining his personal connection to our great city:
In light of the current crisis, the 2020 awards event will be postponed until the 19th November 2020, where we hope to celebrate the true quality of our community’s work as well as a return to normality. Watch the highlights from our 2019 awards evening and see what to expect:
In 2019, we welcome’d the industry’s most prominent architects and construction professionals for an evening of gourmet food, cocktails and live entertainment. You can see the image gallery from the 2019 event and reminisce the good times!
Italian design is renowned the world over – unique, stylish, refined, subtle.
Thursday 4th July sees the introduction of a new collection of finishes from the exclusive XyloCleaf decorative surfaces range. All designed in Milan to the highest quality standards, it can be used for any kind of interior furniture and furnishings.
To celebrate… Join James Latham and Xylocleaf for one of Italy’s favourite traditions, aperitivo and enjoy an afternoon with us, whilst reviewing the portfolio…
This quality of this year’s award entries surpassed every expectation and made the judging process an incredibly difficult task for Lord Norman Foster. The winning projects were of an awe-inspiring calibre – their undeniable excellence a testament to Manchester’s status as a true architectural city.
An opportunity for practices to meet Manchester School of Architecture’s current Part 1 (BA) and Part 2 (Master of Architecture) students, promote their business and discuss current opportunities.
Date and time Thursday 6 June 2019 1.30pm – 4pm (1pm set-up)
Location Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Rosamond Street West (Off Oxford Road), Manchester M15 6LL
Industry Preview of Degree Show Meet the current School of Architecture students alongside their work. An excellent opportunity for practices to see the best of this year’s work. Starts with a drinks reception and welcome from Professor Tom Jefferies on the Benzie ground floor at 4.30pm.
Date and time Thursday 6 June 2019 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Location Benzie Building and Chatham Tower, Manchester School of Art, Higher Ormond Street, Manchester M15 6BR
How to register
Practices If your practice or organisation would like to attend the Jobs Fair and/or the End of Year Show Industry Preview please complete our online registration form.
The Jobs Fair is capped to 50 exhibitors. Spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis. Practices are welcome to attend the Industry Preview even if they do not have a stand at the Jobs Fair.
Join us at ‘Building Nature into Architecture’, a thought-leading event accompanied by a free bar and BBQ at Albert’s Shed in Castlefield.
Thursday 9th May 2019 at 6pm
Find out How wood can help improve sustainability, lower carbon emissions, reduce waste and even decrease stress in modern buildings.
In partnership with the Wood Window Alliance, Manchester Society of Architects has invited Eleanor Brough from Sarah Wigglesworth Architects and Gerrit Jan Teunissen from International WELL Building Institute to talk about the well-being and sustainability benefits of using materials like timber in buildings.
Tickets are free of charge and include drinks and food.
Join us for the final lecture of 2019 – Russell Curtis
Russell Curtis is a trustee of the Architecture Foundation and a founding director of Project Compass CIC, a not-for-profit organisation campaigning for increased transparency and accessibility in public sector procurement in the UK. He has recently been appointed by Sadiq Khan as a Mayor’s Design Advocate and sits on design review panels for Croydon Council and the London Legacy Development Corporation. He has written articles for Icon magazine and Building Design, and is a regular commentator for the Architects’ Journal.