The Drawing Studio, which is the first of its kind to be built in the UK for 100 years, has been shortlisted in the Blueprint Best Public-Use Project (with Public funding) 2016 category.
The building was opened on 3rd March 2016 by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, and designed and completed by renowned architect and AUB alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Professor Sir Peter Cook RA and his office CRAB (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau). Not only is it the first purpose-built Drawing Studio to be constructed at an art school for more than a century, it is also Sir Peter’s first building to be built in the UK.
The Drawing Studio has currently won multiple awards, including recognition in the 2016 RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) National Awards earlier this year.
Results for the Blueprint Awards will be announced in October 2016.