Buro Happold wins two Archiboo Awards

Buro Happold is delighted to have picked up the awards for ‘Best Consultants Website’ and ‘Best Use of Immersive Technology’ at this year’s Archiboo Awards.

The awards ceremony was held virtually on the 19th November and saw the Buro Happold website beat off competition from the likes of Silman and architectural photographer Jack Hobhouse to receive the award for best website.

On presenting the award judge Kirsten Lees, a Partner at Grimshaw Architects, praised the way values of the practice underpinned the messaging across the site. Despite the challenges of communicating the multiple voices from the practice and the breadth of offer, sectors and regions in which Buro Happold operates. Kirsten also remarked that she spent far longer than anticipated just exploring the website and going from link to link, the mark of a fantastic website, “one that genuinely engages and intrigues”.

I think, quite honestly, that Buro Happold just absolutely nailed it. The website is visually appealing, the use of the moving images is great, but at the same time the graphics are simple and it’s very very easy to navigate.

Kirsten Lees, Grimshaw
The new Buro Happold website was launched in March 2020. It was designed by our in-house design team with support from Asante Media Services and managed by our global marketing team.

The Best Use of Immersive Technology award was presented to Buro Happold for their project focusing on inclusive design.

When judging the award, Oliver Salway founding director of architecture and design studio Softroom, was asked to look out for work that was particularly creative and clearly fulfilling a real purpose.

On announcing the award Oliver praised Buro Happold for achieving on both of those points. Saying that: “they really found a genuinely beneficial use case for virtual reality. Encouraging designers to develop empathy with differently-abled users in a way that no other medium can really match. Their tools clearly really have a role to play in the design process right from the earliest stages and it was well executed.”

They really found a genuinely beneficial use case for virtual reality encouraging designers to develop empathy with differently-abled users in a way that no other medium can really match.

Oliver Salway, Softroom
Buro Happold’s in-house visualization team developed an innovative inclusive design experience to help designers, architects and building owners understand how their designs would be experienced by different users.

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