Design award for Bideford architects
GALE and Snowden, the Bideford and Exeter-based architects, have won a national design award. The firm's representatives received an awarded mention at the Civic Trust Awards for Architecture 2009,. The award ceremony, in the Emirates Stadium in London
GALE and Snowden, the Bideford and Exeter-based architects, have won a national design award.The firm's representatives received an awarded mention at the Civic TrustAwards for Architecture 2009,. The award ceremony, in the Emirates Stadium in London, is the building profession equivalent of the Oscars and represents the very best achievement sin the architectural profession.Gale & Snowden's entry was for Oak Meadow Sustainable housing at SouthMolton. The judges said the design was "an innovative housing schemewhich was designed as an exemplary of low environmental impact ruralhousing. It is well liked by its tenants. The scheme has consideredevery aspect of sustainable design to maximise the use of resources on astrict budget, and is visited by others wishing to learn from theinitative"The Civic Trust Awards president, Griff Rhys Jones, presented the awardto Gale & Snowden team who worked on the Oak Meadowsustainable housing project.David Gale said: "We are very proud to receive this Civic Trust awardmention and that Devon has been put on the architectural map of thecountry. "We are now employing what we have learnt at Oak Meadow on arange of exciting projects throughout the South West that will exceedeven Oak Meadows' high environmental standards. "With climate change ever becoming a serious threat both locally and globally, the time has come for action rather than words and our business is well placed to continue to lead the way for a better, healthier and cleaner future.