Each year, the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (WCCA) present an award to the person or group of people that have provided support to the work of the Architects Benevolent Society in the previous year.
This year’s WCCA Annual Lecture took place on Tuesday 9th June 2020. Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, the annual lecture took place via Zoom. The evening was introduced by the Lord Mayor of London, the Rt Hon Alderman William Russell.
The WCCA and ABS decided to award the ArchiVelo group who organised a cycle challenge in aid of ABS. The team of eighteen riders cycled the 460 miles from Glasgow to London in four days and raised over £11,500. Because of their amazing efforts, it felt only right that this plate was awarded to them.
It was presented by Darren Comber, Chief Executive at Scott Brownrigg, to ArchiVelo member and ABS ambassador, Michael Dougal PPGIA.
Michael Dougal said he was thrilled to receive the plate on behalf of the team of riders and thanked the WCCA for inviting him to the Annual Lecture. This year, the exclusive award plate was designed by ABS ambassador, Chris Williamson, of WestonWilliamson+Partners.