In 2019 The Manser Medal was incorporated within the AJ programme of awards and presented to the architect(s) winning the AJ House of the Year. The longstanding prize – named after the renowned British architect, RIBA president and Royal Academician Michael Manser – partners with the AJ Architecture Awards to recognise the best completed house in the UK.
This exciting development, supported by the Manser family, sees the AJAA House of the Year category renamed The Manser Medal – AJ House of the Year. The Manser Medal was launched in 2001 to inspire innovation in house design and began life in partnership with the AJ. The inaugural winning project was Cezary Bednarski’s 1A Merthyr Terrace; other winners have included Mole Architects’ Black House and Skene Catling de la Pena’s Flint House.