Haysom Ward Miller win 2022 RIBA National Award!

June 24, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Absolutely delighted for them doesn't even sum it up!!!

Architects' Haysom Ward Miller have won a 2022 RIBA National Award with their Stone Cottage in Suffolk. This is HUGE news because out of the thousands of buildings constructed each year, only 29 have won the award this year; even fewer of them residential buildings, so this is really special.

RIBA announced the regional awards a few months back, of which Stone Cottage was a part of the RIBA East announcement. To go on from there and win a RIBA national award amongst all of the other incredible entries up and down the UK is a feat achieved by a deserving practice led by Rowan, Patrick, Liz and Tom. A group who have honed their skills in creating buildings of integrity, honesty, beauty and a knack for enabling them to provide exactly what a space should create: effortless living in an uplifting environment. By effortless I mean that feeling which is achieved when a space feels like it's working with you, not against you. It pushes you on, not pulls back. Their designs are not flashy, not based solely on trends, but in the thought given to how space works, how it has differing parts to play amongst its users in this orchestra of life, how the materials we're surrounded by affect our daily patterns of movement as well as emotion. Haysom Ward Miller get it right, from what I've seen over the years working with them, time and again.

The link to the RIBA National Award for Stone Cottage is here: Stone Cottage, Suffolk.

You can see some more images on my website: Stone Cottage on richardfraserphotography.co.uk

 

But why am I so delighted?

 

Well, when I was starting out as a professional photographer back in 2013, Patrick Ward agreed to let me loose on a project he had created in a converted barn in East Anglia. It was from that moment that I felt something ignite between the absolute passion for what I do combined with somebody else putting trust in my work, commitment and passion to demonstrate their project in it's best light whilst staying truthful to what's really there (not all photographers do that last bit!). I plan meticulously for weather, season, time of day and sun path, occasionally to the frustration/bemusement of those who are responsible for granting access to the spaces I photograph!

Over the years we have got to know each other better and I like to think what I photograph for them has improved as a result of extensive dialogue between us all. To this end, Haysom Ward Miller have in the past 4 years now won 3 (THREE!) RIBA National and regional awards, 1 RIAS award and a House of the Year award (RIBA, Grand Designs amongst others). The only year they didn't win one of these awards was because they didn't submit anything that time around. I am lucky enough to be chosen to photograph all of them for their archive, marketing and subsequent award submission purposes.

No, it's not all due to the photography (although I'd like to say it is!), but it does play its part in conveying the story of buildings to judges of all types of awards or those tendering for competition. To that end what I do IS very important in this process and I am just so glad I can be part of this success for such wonderful people. Long may it continue! 

 

 

2022 RIBA National Award winning Stone Cottage, Suffolk by Haysom Ward Miller Architects. Photography by Richard Fraser.RIBA National Awards 2022Haysom Ward Miller Architetcs win RIBA National Award 2022 for Stone Cottage, Suffolk. 2022 RIBA National Award winning Stone Cottage, Suffolk by Haysom Ward Miller Architects. Photography by Richard Fraser.RIBA National Awards 2022Haysom Ward Miller Architetcs win RIBA National Award 2022 for Stone Cottage, Suffolk. 2022 RIBA National Award winning Stone Cottage, Suffolk by Haysom Ward Miller Architects. Photography by Richard Fraser.RIBA National Awards 2022Haysom Ward Miller Architetcs win RIBA National Award 2022 for Stone Cottage, Suffolk. 2022 RIBA National Award winning Stone Cottage, Suffolk by Haysom Ward Miller Architects. Photography by Richard Fraser.RIBA National Awards 2022Haysom Ward Miller Architetcs win RIBA National Award 2022 for Stone Cottage, Suffolk. 2022 RIBA National Award winning Stone Cottage, Suffolk by Haysom Ward Miller Architects. Photography by Richard Fraser.RIBA National Awards 2022Haysom Ward Miller Architetcs win RIBA National Award 2022 for Stone Cottage, Suffolk. 2022 RIBA National Award winning Stone Cottage, Suffolk by Haysom Ward Miller Architects. Photography by Richard Fraser.RIBA National Awards 2022Haysom Ward Miller Architetcs win RIBA National Award 2022 for Stone Cottage, Suffolk. 2022 RIBA National Award winning Stone Cottage, Suffolk by Haysom Ward Miller Architects. Photography by Richard Fraser.RIBA National Awards 2022Haysom Ward Miller Architetcs win RIBA National Award 2022 for Stone Cottage, Suffolk. 2022 RIBA National Award winning Stone Cottage, Suffolk by Haysom Ward Miller Architects. Photography by Richard Fraser.RIBA National Awards 2022Haysom Ward Miller Architetcs win RIBA National Award 2022 for Stone Cottage, Suffolk.

Huge congratulations to the other entries and winners in this year's competition. I have seen what a gruelling process this can be with no stone left unturned. Hats off to you all.

Get in touch to discuss any projects you have in mind - always happy to talk through thoughts and approaches.

Rich.

 

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