The building is one of 34 projects across the county to be shortlisted for the Kent Design & Development Awards 2018. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony taking place on 8 November.
The building at the University’s Canterbury campus was officially opened in May 2017 and houses two of its academic schools.
Designed by architects Penoyre and Prasad, the Sibson Building is home to Kent Business School (KBS) and the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS). It is named after the late Professor Robin Sibson, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University.
The building has already been named South East Building of the Year by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). RIBA described it as ‘a very thoughtful building, with a clear architectural concept which has been rigorous enough to withstand the project development and budgetary constraints’.
The design concept features ‘zigzagging wings which help to integrate the two schools while allowing them to have their own dedicated spaces’.