30 November 2012
Last updated at 08:56
The Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize recognises the importance of good design in Wales. The shortlist includes the gallery restoration at Oriel Mostyn, where Ellis Williams Architects transformed the interior and added new dramatic display areas. The judges said was 'both modern and imaginative and has many brilliant architectural touches'
Pembrokeshire-born Keith Griffiths, of Hong Kong-based architectural practice Aedas, has carried out a £6m transformation of the 13th Century Roch Castle, near St Davids, with the main living space now peeping over the battlements of the 1920s extension
The Centre for Research in the Built Environment (CRiBE) consists of a group of researchers based mainly at the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University. This is The SkyDome, the school's artificial sky and heliodon facility
The design quality from Peter Gill of Graffeg Books is also recognised by the judges, who praise their clarity and 'wonderful photography'
Archbishop McGrath Catholic School is a new build on the Brackla estate in Bridgend, designed by HLM, as a 'distinctive, uncomprisingly modern building'.
Architect Graham Brooks is shortlisted in honour of more than 50 years of ' distinctive, modern, Scandinavian-influenced designs' in south Wales. The judges said his designs 'won the affection of their inhabitants and design awards but never, unfortunately, influenced volume house builders to change their ways'.
The new Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE) building at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) at Machynlleth, Powys by Pat Borer and David Lea is praised for the 'transparency and openness of glass technology' and being 'warm, intriguing and humane'. The winner will be announced on Friday night, 30 November