I'm really delighted to announce that Shawm House won not one but four awards on Friday night at the RIBA North East Awards!  It won an overall award as well as in the categories of Small Project of the Year, Sustainability, and Project Architect!  I was apprehensive before the awards as I'm fairly aware that Shawm is not necessarily ground-breaking; despite our initial intent to use Brettstapel Shawm is not at the vanguard of any new form of construction, nor does it employ many firsts technology wise, but I do think it's pretty unique in the round.  There's a story and thread to just about every aspect of the project from conception to finished detail and the panel really seemed to buy into that.  It got a lovely write up too on the main RIBA website.