Canterbury based architectural practice and Kent Invicta Chamber patron, Lee Evans Partnership, has announced that it has been shortlisted in this year’s ‘Architect of the Year Awards’. Run by industry publication BD Magazine these awards are one of the most prestigious in the architectural business. Lee Evans Partnership has been shortlisted for two categories; Retail & Leisure, and Sustainability.
With a strengthening portfolio in both of these categories, LEP is over-the-moon to have been shortlisted alongside other talented design studios. Schemes such as the new Student Union ‘Woody’s’ bar at the University of Kent, the award-winning innovative timber football stand at Dover Athletic Football Club, and the purpose built Whitstable Bay Veterinary Practice bolstered their submission in the Retail & Leisure category – a sector which has been principally fronted at LEP by Associate Senior Technologist, Lee Waters. The exciting and unique research project at Dalby Square in Margate – which re-imagines a Victorian seaside terrace property to form a climate change adapted, multi-generational (‘3G’) home – was one of the key schemes driving LEP’s Sustainability submission. Their timber football stand in Dover is also a notable player in this category, as well as the award-winning Samphire Hoe Education Shelter, located on a man-made peninsular created from spoil from the Channel Tunnel excavations, creating a unique nature reserve.
Category winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 1st May in London.