RICS Social Impact Awards: Winner

Winner - Bristol Spaceworks, Bristol

Studio Yaqub has offered a range of Architectural services across a number of years and Usman Yaqub is also a Director at Bristol Spaceworks. Studio Yaqub was awarded the RICS Social Impact Award 2020, South West. The awards recognise built environment’s positive and transformational contribution to society and the range of projects and initiatives below showcase the very best from across South West.

Bristol Spaceworks is a not for Profit that, for 25 years, has targeted one of the most socially deprived areas in Bristol, providing micro start up facilities, together with central office support, creating a supportive environment that enables fledgling businesses to thrive.

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The judges said

Spaceworks’ is not an individual scheme but a concept of providing affordable, flexible office and workspace for people in the area. We viewed three buildings, all completely different and all achieved the scheme concept in different ways

With occupants as varied as a group of Somali’s who provide high quality social care cross community and with a commitment to breaking down barriers to a group of artists to a Pentecostal Christian Church.

Not a grand scheme but a great concept which has been made a success by a team of dedicated professionals who have driven the project many from the beginning.
“Highly recommend”
"I have worked with Usman on many projects, he’s a talented, professional and a conscientious designer. I would highly recommend his services if you are looking to carry out an architecture project."

“Passionate about their work”
"We use Studio Yaqub to do all our design work at Reco Spinal Clinic and personally. The service is reliable, and you can see that the company are passionate about their work. I would recommend them to all."

"Great Job"
"Usman is brilliant and really does take time to understand and deliver a first class job, would not hesitate to recommend him."

"Totally impressed by their professionalism"
"We have worked with Studio Yaqub and their team for several years on two projects. We can honestly say that we have been totally impressed by their professionalism, commitment and timely delivery of our work."

"Excellent Services"
"We have worked with Usman and his architectural team at Studio Yaqub for developments with sustainability requirements as well as personal projects. I would highly recommend their professional, detailed, and talented services."

"I highly recommend"
"I regularly work with Studio Yaqub as part of a professional team serving clients’ development needs. I’ve found Usman Yaqub to be a diligent professional, who takes the time to thoroughly understand clients’ requirements and thereafter produces high quality architectural services to bring development schemes to fruition."

"Friendly, professional"
"I have worked with Usman on many projects and am always happy to do so. He is friendly, professional, and has fantastic attention to detail to deliver a successful project."

"Our home is a joy to live in"
"Our design brief to Usman was very exacting; we needed a house that matched our demanding needs on a modest plot in an area where modern houses are unwelcomed by planners. Usman designed our house meeting all our detailed requirements, as well as being aesthetically pleasing for our village. Our home is a joy to live in. Usman did a great job, he applied his technical skills to meet our wishes."

"Professional, conscientious and reliable"
"We have worked with Studio Yaqub for a number of years and have always found them to be professional, conscientious and reliable. I believe their involvement in any project would be very beneficial and their insight valuable to a project team and client."

"I highly recommend their Architectural Services"
"I met Usman as a member of our Regional CIAT Committee and also worked with Studio Yaqub on an interesting Health Authority project. I highly recommend their Architectural Services for support and design ability to achieve a successful project."


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