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Brilliant Success for BNSW Member!

December 8, 2011

Local Architect Caroline Shortt of BAS Mooarc Ltd, based in Exeter has been announced as the winner of the Remodelling category of the Downland Prize, the Royal Institute of British Architects’ small projects (under £1.5 million total cost) prize for architects in south east England.

The remodelled bungalow has been transformed into a contemporary house and nestles into the hillside overlooking the sea. Its stepped form, layered use of local

Caroline's award winning work

materials and partial green roof are designed to merge into the landscape. The spectacular views are captured at every opportunity, with a specially-engineered glass façade providing impressive vistas from the kitchen and the double-height living space.



Caroline was presented with the Prize by Harry Rich, RIBA Chief Executive at a ceremony held at RIBA headquarters in Portland Place, London.

The RIBA Downland Prize celebrates the added value that an architect brings to a relatively small project, and the ‘chemistry’ between architects, clients, contractors and suppliers of successful buildings.

BAS Mooarc have recently launched a spectacular new website which celebrates their impressive portfolio of work, visit

The winning projects can be viewed here 


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