Ben was the project architect for the award winning Underground Gallery at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park during his time Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects.
The gallery was undertaken as part of a larger project which saw the creation of three exhibition spaces. The brief was to create a flexible space which would be of neutral character to enable accommodation of a wide variety of collections. It was essential to maintain a visual and physical connection with the immediate surrounding landscape.
The building nestles quietly into the sloped lawn, recessive and sympathetic to its context while providing high quality exhibition spaces for internationally renowned sculptors.
Sustainability was an essential part of the brief; the gallery enjoys natural light reducing the need for artifical lighting, the buildings fabric allows the galleries to operate under passive natural ventilation with automatic louvres to help keep solar gain at minimum.
The building was the runner up in the prestigious Gulbenkian Prize, winner of an RIBA award and building of the year winner in the RIBA White Rose Awards, and is recognised internationally for its design quality.