A Milton Keynes architect has won a national award for the design of a crematorium chapel.
Adrian Morrow’s design of Crownhill Crematorium incorporates a combination of curved concrete roofs and flat roofs, and was inspired by an art museum in Texas, USA.
Mr Morrow, formerly principal architect at Milton Keynes Council, won two accolades at the 2012 Concrete Society Awards event, held in London.
Judges praised his design of the Oak Chapel and he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the Building category and a Commendation in the Sustainability category.
Ruth Reed, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects 2010-11, said: “The new crematorium is well proportioned, blends well with the landscape, exploiting the vaulted roof design across the whole structure. It provides an air of tranquillity appropriate to its function. The shapes and forms of the elements have been well thought out and constructed”.
Adrian attended the glittering event earlier this month with Chris Londy, regulatory investigations manager at Milton Keynes Council, who commissioned the project in his former post as Chief Environmental Health Officer.
Mr Morrow said: “It was very exciting and a great honour for us both to be invited on stage to receive our certificates and meet BBC broadcaster Nicky Campbell, who presented on the night. I’m pleased that the judges appreciated the care and attention that was taken in the design and detailing of the building.”
After leaving Milton Keynes Council, Adrian set up his own private architectural practice, Adrian Morrow Architects Ltd, in April 2011. The company is based in Downley Avenue, Bradwell Common, Milton Keynes.