Woodbridge-based Plaice Design Co Ltd shortlisted by CIAT for the Alan King Award for Excellence

Members of the team at Plaice Design in Woodbridge.
Picture: Eric Orme/Place Photography

Members of the team at Plaice Design in Woodbridge. Picture: Eric Orme/Place Photography - Credit: Archant

Suffolk architects and technologists firm Plaice Design Co Ltd has been shortlisted for a national award for the design of a eco-friendly house in the county.

The sustainable home at Norton designed by Plaice Design which has been shortlisted for The Alan Kin

The sustainable home at Norton designed by Plaice Design which has been shortlisted for The Alan King Award for Excellence in the Architectural Technology at The AT Awards 2017. Picture: Eric Orme/Place Photography - Credit: Archant

Plaice Design, which is based in Woodbridge, is in the running for the Alan King Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology, which forms part of The AT Awards 2017.

The awards, organised by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), aim to recognise outstanding achievements in the industry and highlight how architectural technology contributes to efficient and effective construction.

Plaice Design’s shortlisted entry involves a highly insulated and air tight home at Norton, near Bury St Edmunds, which features a number of integrated sustainable technologies, resulting in a comfortable living environment all year round with minimal energy demands.

The AT awards are open to all individuals and practices within the UK and internationally, and Plaice Design has been shortlisted alongside three other entries.

To reach this stage of the competition, a panel of experienced chartered architectural technologists judged and peer assessed each entry in terms of its design context, concept and creativity against their response to architectural technology, relating to function, fabric performance and delivery.

Winners will be announced and presented on September 15, 2017 at CIAT’s new Architectural Technology Awards event, to be held at the Village Underground, Shoreditch, London, to recognises and celebrates the contribution that architectural technology practices and professionals make to the built environment.

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Plaice Design was formed in 2011 by Nick Loomes and Chris Game with the aim of producing buildings of outstanding quality and character. The practice has now expanded to a team of six, working on a range of projects along the east coast and beyond.

The team uses both traditional drafting techniques and the latest in building information modelling, 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software.

Chris Game said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. As a small practice, it is a great privilege to be recognised by CIAT. We are very much looking forward to the ceremony in September and hope we walk away with an award.”