Georgian Group Award 2022 for the new Levine Building at Trinity College Oxford

October 26, 2022

We are delighted that the new Levine Building at Trinity College in Oxford has been recognised with the 2022 Georgian Group Award for a New Building in a Georgian Context.

The awards were presented at the Royal Institute of British Architects on Tuesday 25 October 2022. The award was sponsored by Savills.

The award was presented by Dr John Goodall, Architecture Editor of Country Life to Hugh Petter, Director, ADAM Architecture who headed the design team for the new building.

The Levine Building at Trinity College is a substantial new development set in the heart of Trinity's historic site and marks the first major upgrade of the College’s academic facilities in more than 50 years. It provides 46 new student bedrooms, a major new auditorium, a suite of new world-class teaching rooms, a community space and café, function space with rooftop garden, and a new library wing that incorporates disabled access to the listed Trinity College library. Its design supports the College’s ambition to improve diversity of applicants from a wider range of backgrounds, and to be a benchmark for overall accessibility.  It is designed to sit comfortably within the College’s rich built and landscape heritage, on a site within a listed garden with significant historic trees nearby as well as archaeological interest.

The Levine Building was officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales, on 12 May 2022.

The Georgian Group is the national charity for the protection of Georgian buildings, townscapes, monuments, parks and gardens. It has a statutory role in advising planning authorities in England and Wales on proposals to alter or demolish listed Georgian buildings.

Hugh Petter, Director, ADAM Architecture, said:

“It is an honour to be awarded the Georgian Group Award 2022 and is testament to the exceptional team who have worked so well together to create a flexible, modern, multi-function building that is fit for the 21st century. The opportunity to put a major new building next to listed buildings by some of Britain’s finest architects in a listed garden and within a conservation area is a rare one.”