450 architects and construction professionals came together celebrate the achievements of Manchester’s Architects at the annual MSA Awards.

After a refreshed changed of venue, the awards evening returned to its normal slot in June. We had a sell out crowd of 450 in attendance and showcased some amazing projects from across Manchester’s architectural scene. The winners thoroughly deserved the awards and we hope that the respective teams had chance to celebrate the win and enjoy their success on the evening. The event would not be possible without the hard work of a small group of volunteers that go above and beyond to support the society, week in, week out.


The awards were judged by Kees Kaan.

Kees Kaan is an architect and co-founder of Rotterdam-based practice KAAN Architecten. Since 2006, he is also the Chair of the Complex Projects department at the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft. In 2019 Kaan was appointed Chairman of the Architecture Department. Moreover, he has been a Principal Investigator at Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) since 2016. Over the years, Kaan has built up a national and international portfolio of projects, including the Supreme Court and the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague, Amsterdam Courthouse, Institut des Sciences Moléculaire d’Orsay, Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, and the Dutch Embassy in Mozambique. Kees Kaan is an international lecturer and sits on several juries and boards, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Kees certainly had his work cut out choosing the shortlist and winners for each category. View the winner sand judges comments.

A huge thank you should go to all the entrants for their efforts, to those shortlisted who were all of the highest quality and of course, congratulations to the worthy winners.

Finally – we couldn’t put on events of that scale and quality without the support of our amazing sponsors. A huge thank you to – AluK, Wienerberger, Beplas, Project Four, Komastyle, Bench Master, QPSL and of course the RIBA North West!

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