Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

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Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

a body corporate charged with the promotion of education and high standards in, and understanding and appreciation of architecture, and the design, management and maintenance of the built environment. Among its many powers, the Commission may provide advice (whether or not it is requested to do so), provide financial assistance, carry out or support the carrying out of research or commission works of art. For these purposes the built environment includes any structure or area built or designed for human use (such as squares, parks and recreation areas) and any area available for public use which is in the vicinity of such a structure or within or in the vicinity of such an area.
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Selfridges Birmingham has also won a string of awards including the Royal Institute of British Architects' Award for Architecture 2004, the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, Retail Innovation 2004 and Institution of Civil Engineers, Project Award Winner 2004.
After leaving government, he remained on the Tory backbenches, but also devoted himself to the worlds of academia and the arts, serving as chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission and master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
The Royal Fine Art Commission said the scheme needed more refining before it could be said to enhance and preserve the character of the town-centre conservation area.
It has won seven awards since it was unveiled including the RIBA Award for Architecture, Midlands and the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, Retail Innovation, both in 2004.
The developments, together with eight others from around the UK, have won or been shortlisted for more than 30 awards, including accolades from the Civic Trust, the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, RIBA, and a nomination for this year's Gulbenkian Prize ( the largest single arts prize in the UK worth pounds 100,000.
The Holyrood building won the urban and landscape category in the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust's Building of the Year Awards at London's Savoy Hotel.
4 Design: Architecture+Design Scotland (A+DS) is formally launched as the 'champion' body for good architecture and design in Scotland, taking over from the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland (RFACS).
Back in 1966, Provost Annan actually had the gall to tell a concerned Royal Fine Art Commission that they were 'entitled to do as they like' with this magnificent building, this monument of European importance, and disregarded the opinions of the likes of Nikolaus Pevsner, John Piper, Henry Moore and Kenneth Clark.
The award is presented by The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust.
The group is the Welsh equivalent of the old Royal Fine Art Commission for England - which was much criticised for rarely leaving London - and the continuing Royal Commission for Scotland.
Lord St John of Fawsley, chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, said: "This a bizarre and foolish idea.
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