The first Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize was awarded in 2003. Forty-one nominations were received with the following being announced at the tenth-anniversary conference of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) in Cardiff on 21 November 2003:
The Great Glasshouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire
Architect: Foster and Partners www.fosterandpartners.com
Prize: silver medal and £2,000 (donated by Foster and Partners to the National Botanic Garden of Wales).
La Scala, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Artist: Mark Pimlott
Engineer: Nick Hanika.
Editor: Patrick Hannay
The Royal Society of Architects in Wales
Low-energy factory, Baglan Energy Park, Neath Port Talbot
Architect: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council in association with the Design Research Unit, Welsh School of Architecture.
Llanelli Millennium Coastal Path public artworks, Carmarthenshire
Artists: Mick Petts, Richard Harris and Michael Fairfax.
Parc Bach, Llangadfan, Welshpool, Powys
Architect: Dominic Roberts.
Gwylfa Observatory, Rhyl, Denbighshire
Designer: Sean Curley.
Secret Garden, Hafan Deg residential home for older people, Lampeter, Carmarthenshire
Designer: Annemarie Schoene.
Brynmawr rubber factory photographs
Photographer: Kiran Ridley.
Judith Isherwood, Chief Executive, Wales Millennium Centre
Sunand Prasad, Principal, Penoyre & Prasad Architects
Professor C Malcolm Parry
Organised on behalf of the Dewi-Prys Thomas Trust by DCA (Cardiff) with financial assistance from Cardiff 2008 and DCA (Cardiff), and the support of the RSAW and the Design Commission for Wales.
Download the 2003 Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize brochure, which includes the judges’ report, here.