The MacEwen Award 2020: Longlist

We have just been long listed in the RIBA Journal McEwen Award 2020, for our October Books project.


The  award shows there are plenty of really imaginative projects that work to make our world better

One of the great things about the annual entry to our MacEwen Award is that it reveals projects of a kind that too often get overlooked, with both well-known and young/emerging architects and clients taking part. What we’re looking for is imaginative ways in which projects make our world better.

These, remember, are examples of ‘architecture for the common good’. Socially responsible design in the built environment, as opposed to the kind of award in which the photogenic image predominates. Less aesthetics, more ethics, in other words. Sometimes there is little in the way of visible built architecture at all, but a lot of design thinking and project enabling has taken place to make something excellent happen.