Category Archives: Awards

When DHA win a notable award

WW1 galleries win at Museums & Heritage Awards 2015

mandh_awardslogoCasson Mann‘s exhibition design for the new WW1 galleries at the Imperial War Museum has won the best permanent exhibition category at the 2015 Museum & Heritage Awards. Judged by a panel of distinguished museum professionals, this award is keenly contested between some fantastic projects every year, so DHA was delighted when Casson Mann collected the award for their thoughtful and effective design, which has welcomed 1.4M visitors since it opened last year.

 

In a remarkable run, this is the fourth year in a row where the top prize in this category has been won by a design where DHA provided the lighting scheme:

2015 – WW1 galleries, for Casson Mann.

2014 – Mary Rose Museum for Land, Pringle Brandon & WEA.

2013 – National Museum of Scotland for RAA & Gareth Hopkins Architects

(Also highly commended for Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum)

2012 – William Morris Galleries for GUM

Before this, we have had shortlisted projects in this category in 2009, 2010 & 2011.

Navy, Nelson & Nation ‘Highly Commended’ at the Lighting Design Awards, 2015

PrintDHA were very happy to receive the Highly Commended certificate for the lighting scheme for Navy, Nelson & Nation at this year’s Lighting Design Awards. The shortlist of the Public Building category ran to nine projects, so the judges had a very difficult time determining the final winner (T2 at London Heathrow by Hoare Lea & studioFRACTAL).

The Public Building category is one where DHA have received considerable success at the Awards, and our tally now stands at:

2015 – Highly Commended: Navy, Nelson & Nation Gallery, National Maritime Museum

2014 – Winner: Mary Rose Museum

2012 – Winner: Atmosphere Gallery, Science Museum

2011 – Highly Commended: Medieval & Renaissance Galleries, V&A Museum

2009 – Highly Commended: Bollinger Jewellery Gallery, V&A Museum

2007 – Winner: Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

2003 – Winner: Imperial War Museum of the North

DHA wins with Everyman Theatre at the Lighting Design Awards

PrintDHA were delighted to receive the award in the Leisure category at this year’s Lighting Design Awards for their work at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool with Haworth Tompkins Architects. The scheme was up against a strong shortlist, including the Globe Theatre & London Aquatics Centre.

This award continues an incredible run of accolades for the refurbished theatre, including the RIBA’s Stirling Prize, a Civic Trust Award, an LABC Excellence Award, a Stage Award for Theatre of the Year, and nominations for several more yet to be judged.

 

 

Lighting Design Awards 2015 – shortlist announced

lda-logo_0DHA Designs are pleased to announce that all four of their entries to the 2015 Lighting Design Awards have been shortlisted. The full list of shortlisted projects can be viewed here.

 

Our project entries are as follows:

Lighting for Leisure: Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Public Buildings: Navy, Nelson, Nation at the National Maritime Museum

Low Carbon: Miles Staircase at Somerset House

Special Projects: The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron: Designing A Moment

 

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool wins the Stirling Prize!

Congratulations to Steve Tompkins and his team at Haworth Tompkins Architects for winning this year’s Stirling Prize. Read the full article here or watch a BBC video here.

DHA Designs worked with HTA on the exterior and interior lighting design for the new theatre.

Mary Rose Museum shortlisted for Museum of the Year 2014

The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth has been shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, along with five other museums. The judges will announce the winner at the awards ceremony on 09 July in London. DHA Designs designed the lighting for the museum, winning the Public Building category of this years Lighting Design Awards.

 

Mary Rose Museum wins Civic Trust Award & Michael Middleton Special Award

We are delighted to hear that the new Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, lit by DHA Designs, has won both the Civic Trust Award and the Michael Middleton Special Award.

Mary Rose Museum

 

This prestigious award is a memorial and tribute to Michael Middleton CBE, who established the Civic Trust Awards in 1959 and is awarded to a restoration project or new build within a conservation area.

Congratulations to the architects Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Pringle Brandon Perkins + Wills, together with the team at the Mary Rose Trust.

DHA ‘highly commended’ at the 2013 Lux Awards

The DHA team were pleased to receive a ‘Highly Commended‘ for their Museum of Childhood lighting scheme at the 2013 Lux Awards, presented at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza on the 21st November.

The Lux Awards are presented annually by Lux Magazine across seventeen categories that range from product design to completed schemes in a number of different environments and decided upon by a jury of industry peers.

More information on our scheme for the V&A‘s Museum of Childhood can be found on our project pages.

DHA wins Outdoor Project of the Year at 2013 Lux Awards

The DHA Designs team were delighted to win the Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year category at the 2013 Lux Awards, presented at the Park Plaza hotel on the 21st November. The judges praised the scheme for its ‘simplicity and sympathy with the architecture of the building’. The award was won against a strong shortlist of other schemes.

The Lux Awards are presented annually by Lux Magazine across seventeen categories that range from product design to completed schemes in a number of different environments and decided upon by a jury of industry peers.

More information on our lighting scheme for the Science Museum, and how it came about, can be found on our pages for the project.