JP Corry supports Royal Society of Ulster Architects Design Awards

07 June 2016

JP Corry is absolutely delighted to continue its association with the Royal Society of Ulster Architects, with sponsorship at the 2016 Royal Society of Ulster Architects Design Awards.

Many prestigious projects were awarded for design excellence at the event, with JP Corry sponsoring Best Commercial Project up to £3million.

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) awarded the Liam McCormick Prize for Northern Ireland’s Building of the Year to ‘House at Maghera’, in Castlewellan, County Down by multi award winning architects McGonigle McGrath.


The family dwelling joins an illustrious list of buildings including the Giants Causeway Visitors Centre and the Lyric Theatre which have previously won the prestigious award named after one of Ireland’s greatest 20th century architects.

Martin Hare, RSUA President said, “The RSUA Design Awards primary purpose is to promote excellence in the design of our built environment with the view to making Northern Ireland a better place to be. There is no doubt that all thirteen projects that have received awards this year have truly enhanced our landscape and our communities. These projects demonstrate the positive impact good design can have on our society including its critical role in making Northern Ireland a more attractive place for citizens, tourists and investors.”

“I applaud the determination of the clients, architects and everyone involved in the delivery of these projects as they have upheld design quality often against a backdrop of severe budgetary pressures. It shows it can be done and sets down a challenge to everybody involved in creating our built environment to match or even exceed that design quality. We all have a role in creating a brighter future for Northern Ireland and architects are ready to play their part.”

The winning projects which came in from all corners of Northern Ireland included the Banbridge Health and Care Centre by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects in association with Avanti Architects. This project won the Best Public Building over £3m and one of only three RIBA Regional Awards. It was adjudged to have been a close runner up for the Liam McCormick Prize.