The rebuilt Everyman Theatre and new home of Manchester School of Art have today been awarded 2014 RIBA National Awards by the Royal Institute of British Architects and will join the long list for this year's Stirling Prize.
The new Everyman Theatre in Liverpool was designed by Haworth Tompkins. Manchester School of Art was designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
The North West buildings were among 56 buildings in the UK and Europe which received RIBA Awards today; 44 in the UK and 12 in Europe.
The shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize, for the best building of the year by British architects, will be drawn from these RIBA National and EU Award winners.
Manchester-based architect and RIBA President Stephen Hodder said: "This year's RIBA National Award winners show that exceptional architecture can be found anywhere: on any high street, in any village or town, and with any budget. Good architecture always begins with a committed client and it is extremely heartening to see in this year's crop of winners, the increasing recognition, notably in the public sector, of the vital role of good design in attracting visitors, students and clients and of the dramatic influence that a beautiful building has on communities and pride."