Returning to the judging panel this year is Michael Driver. Michael has a wide range of experience in Architecture having worked both as a Partner in a large commercial practice and as a solo-practitioner. He joined the School of Architecture at Canterbury in 1976, specialising in Construction and in 2002 joined the Brick Development Association (BDA). He was appointed CEO in 2004, a post he held until 2015. He is now an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Cambridge University, once more specialising in Construction. His knowledge and experience makes him an indispensable member of the panel and we are delighted he is returning to judge again.
‘The Brick Awards are a wonderful opportunity for Manufacturers to showcase their products in the hands of talented designers and craftsmen. The results chart the way ahead and inevitably set challenging new benchmarks for the producers and practitioners to follow. This activity has reinvigorated the use of Brick in this country and what better way to celebrate it than by a great party in November.
I find it is stimulating to have the opportunity to visit buildings and then to discuss them when judging, just as it is to see the final results displayed for all to see. The Awards are an essential check on the pulse of the Industry.’