Architecture and Sustainability

Merry Christmas

Dec 20, 2017   //   News

MawsonKerr Christmas

MawsonKerr named as RIBA Role Model Practice

Sep 28, 2017   //   News, RIBA

RIBA Role Model Practice

At MawsonKerr we’ve strived for 7 years to be the best we can possibly be in every aspect of practice life.

It is a great honour that we have been selected by the RIBA as one of nine practices that extols key characteristics at the heart of what the RIBA stands for :

“Organisations that exercise a positive impact – on their people, their clients, the profession and wider society.”

Naturally we are delighted but as always, its work in progress…

More on the practices involved, large medium and small HERE

Sunbeams & MawsonKerr up for Structural Timber Award

Sep 28, 2017   //   News, Public Sector


Sunbeams Music Centre has been shortlisted for three categories in the 2017 Structural Timber Awards.

The building is up for an award in the Healthcare category, the contractor up for an award and we sit in some esteemed company in the national Architect of the Year category.

An amazing project for amazing people, more on it HERE

House of the Year Goes To…

Jul 4, 2017   //   News, Passiv Haus, residential, RIBA

Grand Designs Shawm House

Very pleased to be involved in Grand Designs House of the Year programme which goes out in November. Shawm House has been selected as one of the 20 best houses built in 2017.

In collaboration with RIBA, Grand Designs are showcasing the best houses of the year in the whole of the UK and we are amazed and excited in equal measure to be part of this.

See the longlist Here

RIBA National Award for Shawm House

Jun 28, 2017   //   News, Passiv Haus, residential

We are delighted to announce we have been awarded a RIBA National Award for Shawm House.
The projects that receive this coveted award form the longlist for the Stirling Prize.

Well done all involved!

Click here for Shawm among the other National Award Winners

Shawm House Wins Big in Regional RIBA Awards

May 25, 2017   //   News, Passiv Haus, residential

A Historic night for MawsonKerr and all involved on Shawm House after it picked up 4 awards at the Regional RIBA Awards.

The client built ecohouse picked up a regional award as well the Sustainability Award and Best Small Project Award. Dan also picked up a special award as Project Architect of the Year.

More on the house Here

Sunbeams LABC Award Winner

Apr 21, 2017   //   News, Public Sector

Sunbeams LABC award winnerSunbeams’ LABC Award sitting proudly in the centre; awarded for the Best Small Commercial Building in the North; Hurrah.

The award sits in pride of place on the beautiful reception desk next to the RIBA Journal featuring… The Sunbeams Music Centre

Shawm House Shortlisted

Apr 7, 2017   //   News, Passiv Haus, Private Sector, RIBA

Shawm 2

Following all the amazing hard work by all  Shawm House has been recognised by the RIBA. The project is shortlisted for an RIBA Award to be announced later in the year. Fingers crossed!

We have more of the final project images here


Sunbeams goes Global

Feb 3, 2017   //   News, Public Sector

Sunbeams Music CentreIts been quite amazing feedback this month as several of our favourite websites have publish the completed Sunbeams Music Centre project.

Great coverage for all involved –

RIBA Journal

Bigg Market HLF bid secured

Oct 6, 2016   //   News, Public Sector

Bigg Marker HLF bid Our work on the Bigg Market – “Giving a historic Heart Back to Newcastle” has been successful in the round 2 bid for £1.6 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The award will allow delivery of the plans we developed to transform the Bigg Market area of Newcastle, restore its historic significance and ensure that it is making its rightful contribution to the city’s economic fortunes now and into the future.

More to follow…

Sunbeams Music Centre is Complete

Sep 26, 2016   //   News, Public Sector

Sunbeams Music Centre

The long journey for Sunbeams Music Trust reached an amazing milestone with the news their Sunbeams Music Centre is now practically complete.

Images to follow once the building is fully populated but for now here’s some lovely cedar shingles.

More information on the centre Here

Norbord Competition Win

Sep 8, 2016   //   News, Public Sector, residential, RIBA, Sketchbook

Norbord Competition Win

It is fantastic to be able to announce that our proposal for the Norbord OSB competition has been selected as the winning design. Our approach in creating a high density development by interlocking low rise units allowing private external space was credited at a ceremony in London by Norbord and the RIBA Journal –

More on our competition winning scheme Here


Sunbeams Traverse Challenge

Sep 2, 2016   //   News

Sunbeams Traverse

To raise awareness and funds for our favourite charity Sunbeams Music Trust, Will took part in the latest endurance challenge along with 20 other hardy characters.

The challenge was to climb 24 peaks in a loop of the Lake District from Threlkeld to Pooley Bridge, taking in such delights as Helvellyn and Fairfield. Things don’t always go exactly as planned and it ended up a 28 peak challenge following a wrong turn in the mist…

With some assistance from Cumbria Mountain Rescue who joined the challenge in the dark the team made it to Pooley Bridge just after midnight.

As seen on TV

Jul 22, 2016   //   News, Private Sector, residential

Mawson Kerr Channel 4 Inside out homesAs Seen On TV…

MawsonKerr have been working with Zac Monro to design and deliver two of the homes on Channel 4’s new prime time show Inside Out Homes.  The houses, in Jesmond and Darras Hall, was aired on Thursday 28th July and 8pm Thursday 4th August.   All will be revealed on the show! The Jesmond house pictures here

Bigg Market Public Realm Approved

Jul 22, 2016   //   News, Public Sector

Bigg Market Public Realm ApprovedOur work on the HLF Stage 2 Submission reached an important milestone with news that our planning application for the Bigg Market Public Realm design has been formally approved by Newcastle City Council.

A complex historical space, treasured by locals and famous internationally is being polished up thanks to input from NE1 the business improvement district company. We have been leading the design team in transforming this space in terms of the quality and offering through the Townscape Heritage programme which assists in regenerating deprived historic areas.

More news on the project and team to follow…