On March 21, RIBA Council members with RIBA President Angela Brady , were taken on a tour of MJP Architects’ award winning project of the Kendrew Quadrangle at St John’s College, Oxford.
The RIBA Council is the governing body of the Royal Institute of British Architects and is elected from among its membership. The majority of members being chartered architects. Chaired by the RIBA President, the Council meets four times annually and is ultimately responsible for the conduct and development of the Institute.
Kendrew Quadrangle is the third MJP designed building at St John’s College, Oxford and has so far received five awards :
RIBA Award, Civic Trust Award, David Steel Sustainability Award, Oxford Preservation Trust Award, Dedalo Minosse Award.
Kendrew Quadrangle consists of 80 student rooms with 6 flats for college fellows and related academic and communal facilities. It is arranged in a quadrangle open to the South. The scheme has a strong sustainability strategy while the design was informed by the historical significance of the central beech tree and adjacent listed buildings.