"A good building makes education a pleasure. This building represents the standards we should be aiming for across the country. Crisp, light, airy and staggering value for money, the City Learning Centre was completed to a tight programme – 10 months from conception to completion."
"This is the highly sustainable public face of the Earth Centre in Doncaster designed to take advantage of recycling and other low-energy techniques."
"This bridge has already become an architectural and engineering icon for Gateshead and Newcastle as a result of its unique movement pattern – based on the blinking of an eye. The bridge is a wonderful example of the public impact good design can have."
"Juniper House shows a very serious attempt to create a low-energy building. The scheme also incorporates an impressive public garden. It fits in to King’s Lynn without being a kitsch copy of an existing building."
"The Memorial Gardens in Hendon give a sense of calm, even though they are surrounded by substantial buildings. The combination of planting and hard landscaping is exemplary."
"This is the largest public building to be developed in Norfolk and has been designed and developed using the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) as a procurement route, but with a strong emphasis on effective use of design and technology. The design makes good use of natural light and airy volumes within the building. The project was completed five months early."
"This is the UK’s first purpose-built fine art and craft studio complex, providing workspaces for 69 artists. The building is striking for its robust material – concrete – which manages to be both imposing and stylish. The workspaces are flexible and affordable."
"An immensely difficult problem was tackled with a major team effort. The project team had to strengthen and widen a major suspension bridge in Plymouth – but it had to stay open during construction to carry up to 40,000 vehicles a day. An alternative idea to build an additional bridge would have cost ten times as much."